(Closed) Why does EVERYONE and their mother go to the supermarket when it calls for snow?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Haha because we have been trapped in our house for two days and maybe more?  Thankfully, I went to Costco on Saturday, but the crowds were nuts!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I went last night, because our snow storm is starting in a few hours and I don’t want to deal with the chaos. To be clear, I went yesterday because I didn’t shop over the weekend, not because of the snow on the way. I’ve never understood the madness at the grocery stores with the threat of snow, either. Nuts!:)

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

people around here do that too. it’s ridiculous. but then again people seem to forget how to drive here when one rain drop hits the road, too. sooo annoying

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

 

@MacFaniam24: 

simple, people like to PANIC!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

*throws hands in the air and runs around*

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Post # 8
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@panterapeach: Haha yes that is the Southern mentality over snow!

And just to be clear, I needed to go to Costco for regular stuff, I didn’t go just because it was going to snow.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think its something that we all learned from watching our parents do it. Back in the seventies and early eighties, having a front wheel drive car was unheard of or very very expensive. I remember in ’75 we were literally trapped in our house for almost a week. The men in our neighborhood shoveled our circle by hand and it was a week before we saw a plow. With our four wheel drive truck, it can snow a foot and we can still get around no problem so I never make a mad dash to the store, not since I was in my early teens driving a rear wheel drive Pinto station wagon.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

haha last year i went before a blizzard and the grocery was wiped out completely. there was no meat, milk, toilet paper, water, or bread. it was insane. i guess people were worried the workers wouldn’t be able to make it in to open the store, but they were only closed one morning.

and that was for a city grocery where everyone just walks…i can’t imagine what the more suburban ones were like!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s going to snow?!?! I’m off to the grocery store!!!

JK 🙂 My grocery store is always crowded, so it’s not really different when snow is on the forecast. I went on Monday and got us enough food to last until Thursday (which is unusual since I can only buy as much as I can carry) so I think we’re good to go. Takeout is always an option during bad storms here too 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Haha so true…last year after the snowpocalypse we experienced I understand why everyone went to the store…but our storm is not predicted to be so bad tonight!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did it last year. We were stuck in our house for almost two weeks in Feb when we got dumped on.  It sucked. Plus, I think a lot of people do it because they have kids at home that aren’t normally home during the day. What did you use to do on snow days? Run around outside for hours working up a huge hunger and then eat everything in sight. ^_^

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s so bad in Jersey.  Especially if people see one tiny snowflake falling from the sky.  The first snow fall we had was before Christmas.  I couldn’t believe the stories I heard from people about the accidents and deaths.  It wasn’t even a DUSTING on the ground.  Granted the roads were a bit slippery, but in Jersey, it’s the way people react and drive around here.  It took people 3 hours to get to a place that normally takes 20 minutes.  There were accidents after accidents when you were able to drive down a road and see.  Just absolutely ridiculous.

J and I went grocery shopping yesterday because we actually needed to buy some things for dinner, lunch, and other necessities.  Well, it was horrible.  The snow isn’t supposed to hit until now, but be worse during the night.  By morning it should be slowed down.  May get about 6 inches.  Depending on how the storm hits us.  You would think that they predicted 3 ft of snow with the way people were stocking up again.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

*hides* I just got back from the grocery store! I live in MA, and we have more than foot of snow coming tomorrow, and we literally had NO. FOOD. So I had to. Please don’t hurt me! Haha 🙂

It was crazy though, it took 10+ minutes to even get in the parking lot, so people were parking at the CVS across the street and walking over. Crazy!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsMaine: That’s how it was for me yesterday.  We needed the food.  Not because we heard there was snow coming so we freaked out.  Hah.

 

 J even got angry with one lady.  He was trying to look at the chicken and this lady came from behind and butted right in front of him.  I guess he pretty much did it right back to her and said something along the lines of “look lady, I’ll be done in a few seconds.  You can then have the entire aisle to yourself”.  Absolutely love it.  The deli line was HORRENDOUS as well. A lady pulled two numbers then had two different people help her.  Can’t get any better than that. 

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