This my more or less normal stopping time for my Friday, as I fly a lesson in the morning and generally am heading home about that time…..plus it is (usually) a lull in shoppers, and the morning crowd is finished and the late afternoon folks haven’t started yet.
Not so today.
All I wanted was some fresh vegetables and some lunchmeat and cheese….
I’ve seen gunshows after a Democratic presidential victory with smaller crowds, less crowded aisles and fewer people with that wild look in their eye.
The store was FILLED with panicked buyers. Carts full of canned goods and pasta and rice and bread products….topped with, (of course) toilet paper. There wasn’t much meat on the shelves, nor was there any kleenex (I think that the hand santizer had long ago been sold).
There was not a cart to be had.
It was somewhat insane. I, of course, panicked 3 weeks ago and bought all my shelf stable goods before the rush.
As far as I can tell, the spark for this panic event was the closure of the local schools for a 30 day period. At least, that is what the women were chatting about as they grabbed a 6 month supply of toilet paper……
And yet, oddly, the Feminine Hygiene shelves were pretty much fully stocked. One would think that this would also be as big a need as TP….I dunno, I am a guy, so it isn’t much on my mind,
Diapers were well stocked too, which I would have thought would be a large need for women with infants and toddlers…..I’d have thought that they would be in as short supply as bunghole wipes.
Odd, But what do I know.
We are a strange bunch of animals, we humans.