What's all the panic about?

Supermarkets and Snowstorms

Do you realize that everytime the news posts we are going to have a snowstorm, everyone flocks to the supermarket? What is it in our brains that makes us want to whip up a cake or Carmelized French toast? Even if the snowstorm will keep us in for the weekend, don't we have enough food to sustain us for two days? Being from South Philadelphia, the supermarkets looked like a nightclub at the mere thought of a snowstorm. I would go in and see everyone I knew and catch up on some old friends while standing in the checkout line with a cart full of food. I had to be dressed because God forbid I go there in sweats and sneakers. I didn't want anyone to see me that way, since I knew I would see everyone and their grandmother there. Since moving to Newtown, it's definitely different, but I still see the panic in people's eyes as I pass them in the aisles. I wonder if the media made a deal with the supermarkets to drum up business? Anyway, the food is in the freezer, because it was not the snowstorm that was expected. Maybe it'll save me a trip the next time. Until then......

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Linda M. Baldi February 12, 2013 at 05:48 PM
GREAT blog and oh so true.....no matter where you are from in this world, there are some things that are just universal!
Franco February 12, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Well said! Even up here in Rochester, New York, where we are more than used to and prepared for this kind of weather, the mere mention of a snow storm has the Wegmans family seeing dollar signs! And we, myself included, give in everytime "just in case" because "you never know!"
R U guessing ? February 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM
I think the Meterologists and the Supermarkets are in Cahoots.
Lucy Belcastro February 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM
As in everything that is going on in today's world, the media is the culprit. The reporters foam at the mouth at the thought of a snowstorm or any other larger than life event, and we all buy into it. I guess it's second nature - just in case!!
Tommybella February 13, 2013 at 04:05 AM
Thanks everyone for commenting! See you next week! Lea


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