The Blizzard and the Bread Shelves

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Sitting in my warm house (so far), we are hunkering down for what the media has whipped us all in a frenzy about: Winter Storm Juno.

Preying on the PTSD of a still Sandy-shocked population, they have had a field day with this one, and the supermarkets were evidence of that. I will share two observations and then I am off to start some serious drinking.

First, the empty bread shelves in the supermarket. I live in an area where more people are living a gluten-free, carb-free life than I care to think about. Why then, are the bread shelves in the supermarket close to empty. I predict there is going to be a lot of closet gluten-rich activity going on out there through this storm, no? Oy, the inflammation!

Second, is the insane desire to make sure one has eggs, bread and milk in the house at all times. What is this? Is there a direct correlation between a pending storm and the need to eat french toast?

As my dear friend Joanne pointed out just around the time that she talked me off the ledge about my Snow Warrior husband having left too late and being caught on the road forever, this is a misguided list. There are, in fact, 3 things that one must have in a storm, but they are not eggs, bread and milk… they are wine, toilet paper and coffee.

Indeed.

Stay safe everyone, and I will see you on the other side. Hopefully with power.

 

 

3 Comments

Filed under absurdities, carry a camera, humor, New York, New York City, shopping

3 responses to “The Blizzard and the Bread Shelves

  1. Laura

    Four things, actually — wine, tp, coffee and chocolate.

  2. The very same thing happens here in Outback Australia, whenever we get floods. The big road train trucks can’t bring up the food supplies, and it is like being on an island in the middle of the country. Everyone panic buys, and the shelves are emptied within days. It’s crazy.

  3. Harry

    I agree with Laura as long as its either Haagen Daz or Belgian from Chocopolis.

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