What is it about winter storms that affects midwesterners so….?

And make them buy supplies to make French Toast?

Today, 12 hours before the first winter storm, there is nary a loaf of bread, a carton of milk, nor eggs to be had in any supermarket.

This happens nearly every time the weather guessers forecast a storm of any magnitude. People buy out eggs, milk and bread.

Is it a cultural thing to make french toast at the height of the storm? Is it a sacrifice to the weather gods? I mean, they don’t buy out lunchmeat and cheese, so they aren’t making grilled sandwiches, Nor are they preparing for a power outage…..Only French Toast supplies. Not meat and vegetables either, nor cereal or peanut butter and jelly. Just eggs and milk and bread.

I really don’t get it.

5 thoughts on “What is it about winter storms that affects midwesterners so….?

  1. French Toast is to the Snow Demons what Garlic is to Vampires.

  2. I don’t get it either. When the whole Plandemic lockdown thing started, you couldn’t find YEAST to save you life!!! …And then there was the toilet paper… As a “practical prepper,” we were sitting on a pretty full larder. TP was one of the few things I didn’t have a lot of because it takes up a lot of space. As soon as I saw the antics on TV, I called my wife. I told her to get a couple of flats of buttwipe, but also told her to think of anything else she might need in the near future. I figured it was just a matter of time before the hordes realized… “WE HAVE NO FOOD!!!” Sure enough, within several hours, pajama-clad locusts descended upon the local Wally-World and stripped it bare. The horde moved on to other venues, leaving only the sound of a solitary frozen pizza going “YOI-YOI-YOI-YOIL” as it finished its decaying spin on the floor of aisle 12. It was probably left behind because it wasn’t menthol flavored…

    I guess that in the end, we don’t need to know WHY humans act this way when the wind starts to blow, only that they DO act this way when the wind starts to blow, and to know enough to get there ahead of them… …Panic early… Beat the rush…

  3. I did in fact buy eggs, milk, and bread.

    I also bought ham and swiss cheese for the bread; and brownie mix for the eggs and milk… so yep

  4. not just mid western. east coast, all my life, same thing. i see the bread, no power make sandwiches. but the rest, idk either.

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