I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Understand Panic Shopping…
If you have been paying attention to the news you might know that the state in which I live is expected to get hit by a massive hurricane on Saturday, possibly the most powerful hurricane in history. Her name is Florence and she is over 400 miles across with winds around 150 mph making her a category 4 for the moment.
For days the emergency stations have been broadcasting all of the things citizens should do to get prepared. The interstates have been reversed with all lanes leading away from the coast being used for mandatory evacuations. And of course people have been flooding the grocery stores buying up everything, especially water.
I was in my local grocery store yesterday and everything is gone. It looks as if the store is closing because there is no produce, no water, no milk, no eggs, no bread, no Gatorade, no can goods, nothing. I was not in the store panic shopping, but I was there because we needed a few things to eat for dinner.
I will never understand what I call “panic” shopping. Sometimes I think The Weather Channel and grocery stores are in cahoots to help the industry make more money. There are people buying 5 cases of water who do not drink water. If you are the person who drinks 40 Cokes per week and never drinks water, then why are you now buying water? Because you are told to stock up on water? Buy Coca-Cola and leave the water to people like me who only drink water! And this same person who never, ever eats a vegetable buys up every can of green beans available.
I will never understand it. Stay safe. Stay dry. And I hope you have a great, hurricane-free Thursday!