Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Milk and Bread

Metro Atlanta is expecting a winter blast of sleet and below freezing in the early hours tomorrow morning – the weather people predict it should arrive around 3am.

My neighbor said she thought there will be a big crowd at the grocery store to get milk and bread. I went and on my usual day today, Senior Discount day, expecting to have to slug it out with seniors near the bread and milk. The store was almost entirely empty of customers – just a few here and there.

The cashier I usually get was walking around taking big high steps and swinging her arms, I guess as a comical form of an exercise and mimicking “nothing to do”.

She said she was surprised not many people were there. She said she expected people to all pile in buying milk and bread.

Why does everybody think everybody wants milk and bread and people might be froze in by a winter storm?

By the way, I bought milk and bread. Not because of an impending winter storm but because we were almost out

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10 Comments:

Anonymous bird said...

Ed, I went to the store for the big "just in case" ice storm that's supposed to hit. It was crawling with people. I am wondering if where I am has a more likely chance of snow/ice event this time 'round. they just changed our watch to a warning...SNOW DAY SNOW DAY!!!!! (ohpleasepleasepleaseplease)

1:50 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Bird,
I used to love Snow Days! It was a day to play!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

You Southerners and your "big ice and snow" storms crack me up. Actually, New Yorkers crack me up, too. People who grew up and live in the midwest - now they know snow and ice. We never got snow days unless something utterly insane happened, like 24 inches of snow in 24 hours. The last time that happened, my sister and I got cabin fever and discovered eBay and sold off many random items in our parents' house.

But Bird, I do hope you get the snow day! They are fun.

2:50 PM  
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4:30 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Suzanne,
I agree, us southerners do get paranoid over the snow.... or do we just use it for an excuse to get out of work and school?

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

I don't know, but my mom just told me that she vividly remembers days in Chicago when it was -50 with the wind. I'm sure Minnesotans mock us on those days for being wusses. :)

8:17 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Suzanne,
I think we don't try to keep it a secret that we are a bunch of wusses when it comes to icy weather... most of us just don't know how to drive in it, we haven't had the experience.
When I say "we" I really mean "they". I have yet had a problem (knock on wood).

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