People are funny. Okay, maybe not ‘people’ – maybe just ‘me’. Yesterday I was looking in our fridge and noticed we are low-ish on cream, which I use for my morning coffee. By ‘low’ I mean I have enough for 2 or 3 days – even a week, if I’m not piggish (and I’m usually not – just a splash will do, to take the edge off, y’know?). And we could use some lettuce and a couple of other things. But nothing essential – we just got a new bag of dogfood, I have enough starchy stuff to carry us through a month and I have a freezer full of stuff. So I looked at it, shrugged, and went on my merry way, whistling a happy little tune.
Today. Glanced at the Quad Cities news (usually our weather comes from the West) and saw …omg! a Winter Weather Advisory alert. 3-5″!!! O.M.G. I immediately tried to figure out if I could manage to get up to The Wal-Mart to GET BREAD & MILK before this blizzard hits!
What is THAT all about? We have PLENTY of food. Coffee. Cream. Bread. And we have a grocery store in town – 2 blocks away (pretty much everything is Two Blocks Away) – it’s too pricey for huge stock-ups but if we need a roll of toilet paper I’m sure we can afford it.
But the rush to hoard…what is that all about? I’m sure it’s an ancient trigger, from our earliest hunter-gatherer days. I find it intriguing, even as I hustled down to the local grocer for cream. No bread, though. They only have white sandwich, ala Wonder. I’m not a savage!
Do you rush to the grocery at the first hint of a blizzard? What do you get? I do wish I’d stocked up on Mallomars. I only have FOUR BOXES!
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