An Australian woman with 16 kids has had enough of the disapproving stares she gets whenever she has to go grocery shopping.
in an effort to suppress hoarding and stockpiling essentials, some stores have implemented limits to how much a single shopper can buy of each item.
This has created tensions among shoppers who
want to make sure others are following the
rules and not clearing out all of the stock.
These new rules have also
left Jeni Bonell in a pickle.
The mother of 16 children reportedly goes to the store
once a week and regularly has to pick up 24 rolls of
toilet paper and at least nine gallons of milk per trip.
“unfortunately because we have to always buy
large amounts of food due to our family size,
people can still be rude in the grocery store”.
Bonell’s solution was to pin a sign to her
grocery cart, which read, “Not hoarding,
just feeding 16 kids. Be kind or go away please”.
Although the sign did not completely
eliminate all dirty looks, Bonell said she
did get a few laughs from other shoppers.
Several commenters on Bonell’s Instagram
post were in awe she was taking care of
so many children during a pandemic.
“I take my hat off to you, i have three and wow
they can be challenging,” one person replied