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In which they were out



Hey peeps! How are you surviving the storm? We had a bit of snow and a bit of ice so it’s basically a hard-packed really icy layer. As a result, here in the south, everything is shut down.
Yesterday Kevin and I decided we should go work out (closed) or go to a movie (all the theaters were closed) so we ended up at REI (the only open place which is sort of funny) and then Kevin bought some shoes because he is going to Minnesota tomorrow.


Other than that the big storm was pretty fun.


Here are some of the highlights. As you might know, in the South everyone runs out and gets “milk and bread” the minute the news says we are going to have a storm. That’s mostly beucase a) people can’t drive so b) everything in the world is shut down and c) we often end up with ice storms which are THE WORST!


This storm was predicting “wintery mix” which could be an ice storm. When we lived in our old house (13 years) we had a billion ice storms and often lost power for 5 days or so. This happened at least 5 times in the years we lived there and we lost power pretty often for just a day or two.


Therefore, when we built our current house, we put in a generator. As a result there hasn’t been a huge power outage in our area since. It’s actually pretty annoying. At any rate, since I wasn’t worried about “losing electricity” I went to the store for things other than “bread and milk.”




So I go up to Fresh Market and get all the stuff and I’m in the checkout line and I had the following conversation with the check out guy:


Guy:    did you find everything you need?

Me:      yes, I did

Guy:    really?

Me:      yes, why?

Guy:    most people are answering no. They didn’t get everything they needed.

Me:      oh shit! Maybe I forgot something. What did they need?

Guy:    why does it matter? We don’t have it anyways


And then I cracked up because what a sassy little fellow and now I’m dying about what people actually need in a storm.


I was buying 3 pints of ice cream and some milk but now I can’t help but wonder what I’m missing out on. When I told Kevin this story he laughed and then we both speculated on what important items people need in a storm but we don’t have.


Alcohol? Check

Bread? Check

Ice Cream? Check

Crackers? Check

Cheese? Check


What do people need????????

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  1. Ro
    January 25, 2016

    I have never understood the shopping behaviour of people in the US when there is a storm coming. Empty shelves and comments like “I hope I don’t run out of food” just make me shake my head. I mean what to fuck? If you don’t have enough food in your house to last at least a week, what are you doing wrong? It doesn’t have be your favourite, most tastiest food but at least some canned meat or pasta sauce and noodles. They last forever and are filling. But I agree with you, you need alcohol, cheese and cracker in any occasion. And I have a generator too. Works really good for those 3 or 4 day power outages. LOL

    • Lynn
      January 27, 2016

      Hahaha…agreed although I never have food in my house

  2. Phillipa
    January 25, 2016

    My mum always had some powdered milk in the pantry in case we ran out and couldn’t leave the house. That shit was terrible, but luckily, we didn’t need it much.

    • Lynn
      January 27, 2016

      You must live in a snowy place

      • Phillipa
        January 28, 2016

        Southern rural Alberta…..we had some snow. :)

        • Lynn
          February 1, 2016

          I bet

  3. Julie
    January 25, 2016

    Crystal Light and potato chips. Booze should ALWAYS be stockpiled.

    • Lynn
      January 27, 2016

      I’d still take ice cream over alcohol

  4. Carolyn Dickson
    January 25, 2016

    I find it wildly amusing when people freak out over a snowstorm coming in and have to stock up their cupboards/fridges as if they were going to be snowed in for WEEKS. Being from the Prairies up north, we call this another day that ends in Y.

    I think you nailed it with your list though.

    • Lynn
      January 27, 2016

      Still…what were they out of???

  5. chacha1
    January 26, 2016

    I do see one important omission there.


    • Lynn
      January 27, 2016

      Oh I had coffee…but you’re right

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