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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

In my area (Long Island New York) they are predicting 3 to 6 inches of snow overnight. Now at my local super market there are people stocking up on bread, milk, and other items like they will be stuck indoors for a week or more! Why do people do this everytime they say we are getting snow?


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User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

I see this all the time too. If you have kids I can see stocking up on milk and such. But most of us have enough in our fridge/pantry/freezer to last a lot longer than a few days!!!

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Here's a hint.... put on some boots, a hat, some gloves, a scarf, and a nice warm coat. Then you can walk outside even while its snowing, go buy your milk, and come home!

Brilliant Big grin That's what I did today to get my milk.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13088 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

Some people have an almost daily need to shop for milk, bread and other perishable foods. When significant snow is on the way, well, it gets a little crazy as many cannot drive in snow or supplies may run out as suppliers are delayed during and after the snow fall waiting for roads to clear so the supplier workers can get to work and do their deliveries.

User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Here in Los Angeles it's supposed to sprinkle tonight...we're stocking up on Brie and those fancy little crackers...

User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Thread starter):
Now at my local super market there are people stocking up on bread, milk, and other items like they will be stuck indoors for a week or more! Why do people do this everytime they say we are getting snow?

It's worse here in mid-TX where people are not used to it. One night of freezing rain and people freak the hell out.




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User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Hah, I've seen this here in Manhattan!! I mean you can just stroll down to the corner bodega. I can understand if they are predicting a record-breaking storm of the century, only problem is that they seem to predict a "storm of the century" every other year.

Hence it is the Weather Channel effect, every "weather event" is a special alert. Every friggin' little snowstorm is a "Winter Weather Advisory" I'm sorry but four inches in New York in December is, um NORMAL!!

This has created a nation of weather wimps.

Funny when I was a kid (can't believe I am actually saying it) people just said, Oh it's snowing, better find the shovel. They got on with life! I see people in Manhattan walking around like it is Fairbanks, it isn't even that cold here on the East Coast, just normal winter. I never saw that twenty years ago. People may have had gloves, a few had hats or hoods on their coats, but I can't believe the number of people with scarves wrapped around their faces like they are in the high Arctic or with ski hats.

When I first noticed this phenomenon a few years ago, I thought there were a lot of tourists, then I was un-nerved, like they knew of an imminent chemical attack and I didn't. Now I know that they are hectored from sunup to sundown about the frigid temps and the Winter Weather Bulletins when OHMIGOSH it may get down to about 25F with snow, in New York, in December. Stop the presses, Things fall apart. The center does not hold!

Sorry but this is a particular bee in my bonnet.



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Funny thing is, I rarely ever buy milk and bread, so the thought of stocking up on it seems a bit silly to me. If your stuck in the house for two days, who the hell wants to eat milk and bread? Why not stock up on real food: meat/seafood, potatoes/rice, and vegetables?

I have a supermarket about a five-minute walk from my place, so I usually avoid the pre-storm rush, and go during the storm. Sure, they may have run out of milk and bread, but there's plenty of real food left.


User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Thread starter):
In my area (Long Island New York) they are predicting 3 to 6 inches of snow overnight. Now at my local super market there are people stocking up on bread, milk, and other items like they will be stuck indoors for a week or more! Why do people do this everytime they say we are getting snow?

Maybe they think they might get stuck indoors for a week or more.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

It always happens. It will never stop. That's why we had an extra refrigerator and stock cabinet in our garage (we didn't even really have to turn on the fridge during the winter because it was already so cold down there.) We didn't have to freak out at every snowstorm. Plus, dad had an old reflector oven that we could set up in our fireplace if things got really desperate.  Smile


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Utterly absurd, the way people panic. And let's not get started on the way schools cancel classes at the merest hint of snow.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

Hmmm, interesting subject for those of us in the Arctic . . . .

When it's gonna snow, well . . . I do nothing . . . if I need to go to Safeway, I get in the BAFDT, put the beast in drive and off I go (I leave it in 4X4 from October to April)

I never have to worry about an emergency liquor run - I never allow the stock to deplete to such a level that could be considered an Emergency. (bigthumbsup)

Quoting Exarmywarrant (Reply 4):
Here in Los Angeles it's supposed to sprinkle tonight...we're stocking up on Brie and those fancy little crackers...

 rotfl 

Welcome Aboard the Looney Plane to no where by the way, Chief. Better cinch up those shoulder harnesses . . .


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Thread starter):
Why do people do this everytime they say we are getting snow?

Why do people not have canned goods at home anymore?

Don't people realize that once you get a layer of snow on the ground, it is a lot easier to track down rabbits? They leave tracks.



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User currently offlineExarmywarrant From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
Welcome Aboard the Looney Plane to no where by the way, Chief. Better cinch up those shoulder harnesses . . .

I always keep 'em tight. Thanks for the welcome...should be fun!  cool 


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