You'd Think The Sky Is Falling

@suziecat7 (3393)
Asheville, North Carolina
October 3, 2015 6:21pm CST
We have been getting very heavy rains here in western North Carolina. And, sure, the rivers may jump their banks before it's over giving a good soaking to low-lying businesses and homes. I work part time in a grocery store and I could not believe the mayhem and panic surrounding us all day. People are going crazy buying everything off the shelves, buying pounds and pounds of meat, rolls and rolls of toilet paper and lots of Little Debby's. Okay, it's a weather event but it will be over by Monday. Most of the population will be able to get out if need be at any time. Others may have to wait a day. The sky is falling. And why, oh, why do people wait until the weather is at its worse to come out instead of shopping before it's here? We were forewarned. I'm glad I'm home now away from the maddening crowd. People are crazy.
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
4 Oct 15
You are right, people are crazy, I never wait to stock food when we have weather warnings.
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@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
4 Oct 15
As it should be.
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• United States
4 Oct 15
coz they're kin to the hubs here 'n don't believe such 'til its here. i was always one to be well stocked, jest in case. since he took o'er the shoppin' 'n such 'tis been a nightmare. particularly in winter. i always 'd the barns full 'f hay 'n he opts fer buyin' it 's needed... drives me insane. yepperz, some folks jest make yer head spin!
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@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
4 Oct 15
I also make sure I've got plenty for the pets too. It is difficult when you don't have control. Folks make my head spin too.
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@Freelanzer (9498)
• Canada
4 Oct 15
People don't always believe what they hear until it happens
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@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
4 Oct 15
That's probably true but this was a pretty sure thing.
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@Susan2015 (21746)
• United States
4 Oct 15
I don't know why they wait until the storms come.If they know it's possible, go to the store before. That's what I try to do.
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@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
4 Oct 15
I always keep enough around so I don't have to worry. Like you, if I need anything I don't wait until the roads are bad and the weather is terrible to get it.
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
You can't understand the mentality of some people, especially if you were forewarned. What's a 'Little Debby'?
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@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
4 Oct 15
Little Debby's are boxed snack cakes - for many a staple food.
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@jstory07 (69996)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Oct 15
People are crazy when things like that happen. They buy what ever they think they can not do with out. I always have enought food in my house for a couple of weeks.
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@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
4 Oct 15
Me too - I keep enough food to keep us fed for awhile.
@wetnosedogs (1554)
• United States
3 Oct 15
That must have been awfully hectic at the store. People always seems to wait til the last minute.
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@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
4 Oct 15
They do wait to the last minute. It's like folks who go to the mall on Christmas Eve.
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
12 Oct 15
I can relate to your complaint, having grown up in hurricane country. It's a head-scratcher for me too. I guess not everyone has the Boy/Girl Scout mentality of being prepared—ahead of time, that is.
@NeldaHoxie (1388)
• United States
10 Oct 15
I always keep staples (especially toilet paper) in stock, so I don' t have to go out in the pre-storm craziness. I couldn't imagine working in a grocery story before a storm.
@mythociate (15964)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6 Oct 15
Stephen Colbert (who took-over for David Letterman on The Late Show) talked about that going on in his home-state (South Carolina, maybe?) ... seems odd to me that nobody's talking about the drought in California, making some kind of connection