Grocery Stores and Snow29 February, 2008
Mrs. Parenthetical and I stopped off at the store today to get some potatoes, tea, rice bread and oranges. There were no parking spaces. There were no carts. The bread area (wheat breads (which we had to walk past)) looked like a herd of rabid pigeons had waded through. The dairy section had one (ONE!) lone gallon of milk on the shelf.
We realized that snow was coming. So we asked the cashier. She laughed and said they were calling for three inches tonight. She added that, because of the light snow expected tonight, the bread, eggs and milk had been flying off the shelves.
Okay, folks. I know that there are areas where one can be stranded without stores for a significant period of time due to snow, ice or other inclement weather. A small city in Northeastern Pennsylvania ain’t that place. The longest things have been closed around here has been three days. Three inches is not a distaster (well, its not if you’re talking about snow).