Wednesday, February 12, 2014
"White stuff comin', Irma. We gotta stock up on the white stuff."
Tuesday is a day I normally go to the store. It's a regular thing. Among the things I regularly buy are bread, eggs, and milk. Sunday, She(WMBO) asked me to remember toilet paper, too.
That was before I looked at the weather forecast for this week.
Wednesday night through Thursday all day: 100% chance of snow and Whoa Nellie it looks like a big one! more than 5 inches (translation: we don't know. We will tell you how much after it stops snowing, but it's gonna be a lot.)
I really didn't want to be "that guy" at the super market. You know. *THAT* guy who stocks up on huge quantities of bread, milk, eggs, and TP before every time they call for snow. In my entire life, I have never seen it snow so much around here that one could not get to the store within 48 hours of the last flake. EVER! So what is the obsession with eating french toast and going to the bathroom?
White stuff for the white stuff.
And today white stuff included mayonnaise, yogurt, and swiss cheese. I also was out of bananas, but it would appear that bananas are now a blizzard survival food because there were no bananas left except some bruised singles and a few hands of hard green ones.
And bottled water. I generally don't drink bottled water but She(WMBO) does. And I was out. So was the Giant. Shazam! We are on the city water grid. I would understand if everyone were on well around here and dependent on BGE to keep the lights on; but we aren't. If electricity goes out (it has gone out for a week from a hurricane, once, but never a snowstorm) we will still have water. Pretty sure.
Is this just a mid-Atlantic/Southern thing? It was that way in North Carolina, too, only for even less snow. "Look out, Irma. Perky Katie Weatherfrau says we're gonna get three to six inches of snow. We gotta buy bread, milk, eggs, and toilet paper in quantities to feed us for three weeks of isolation." Or do people do this in Montana, Minnesota, Michigan, and Maine?
And yes, I felt a little silly buying this stuff even though I actually did need it. All of it. Honestly.
Just not in quantities that would keep me until June.