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Old 01-29-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: York, SC
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I bought a gallon of milk yesterday but um I had cornbread & milk last night
and Nestle Quik this morning. so I need another gallon lol.

Aldi was packed

Food Kitty had empty bread shelves but plenty of bread
Milk is becoming a 1st come basis
OMG too funny!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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one little winter weather warning and people act like it's going to be The Day After Tomorrow.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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when is this mess supposed to start anyway...
it seems to keep changing?
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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To heck with milk and bread, I got my beer and chips!
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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To heck with milk and bread, I got my beer and chips!


Hope you got enough for everybody
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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So we've lived here over a year now and we're still fascinated by the whole bread/milk/run on the grocery store phenomenon. My wife even joined in on the fun last night (Thursday) and actually bought both bread and milk just to say she had participated in the event (we had to go shopping regardless). It's almost like it's contagious.

I mean, it snows in other places of the country and there is no mass run on the grocery store. You'd think we were preparing for a bird flu outbreak or something...months of survival supplies.. etc. Do people really not have enough food to survive 1-2 days? I imagine most people could stand to lose the weight anyhow

Is this a Charlotte phenomenon or does it exist in other areas too?
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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So we've lived here over a year now and we're still fascinated by the whole bread/milk/run on the grocery store phenomenon.

I mean, it snows in other places of the country and there is no mass run on the grocery store. You'd think we were preparing for a bird flu outbreak or something...months of survival supplies.. etc. Do people really not have enough food to survive 1-2 days? I imagine most people could stand to lose the weight anyhow

Is this a Charlotte phenomenon or does it exist in other areas too?
I seen it happen in the triad
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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So we've lived here over a year now and we're still fascinated by the whole bread/milk/run on the grocery store phenomenon. My wife even joined in on the fun last night (Thursday) and actually bought both bread and milk just to say she had participated in the event (we had to go shopping regardless). It's almost like it's contagious.

I mean, it snows in other places of the country and there is no mass run on the grocery store. You'd think we were preparing for a bird flu outbreak or something...months of survival supplies.. etc. Do people really not have enough food to survive 1-2 days? I imagine most people could stand to lose the weight anyhow

Is this a Charlotte phenomenon or does it exist in other areas too?
That's the way it was when we lived in Maryland, just west of Baltimore. The grocery stores were wwwwaaaayyy more crowded a day or two before a storm than I found them to be here yesterday and today.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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So we've lived here over a year now and we're still fascinated by the whole bread/milk/run on the grocery store phenomenon. My wife even joined in on the fun last night (Thursday) and actually bought both bread and milk just to say she had participated in the event (we had to go shopping regardless). It's almost like it's contagious.

I mean, it snows in other places of the country and there is no mass run on the grocery store. You'd think we were preparing for a bird flu outbreak or something...months of survival supplies.. etc. Do people really not have enough food to survive 1-2 days? I imagine most people could stand to lose the weight anyhow

Is this a Charlotte phenomenon or does it exist in other areas too?
I grew up in Atlanta and occasionally it was worthwhile to get your supply of Milk, bread, toilet paper, etc...and dinner to cook on the grill. I survived several ice storms there that were really bad. When it gets bad in this corner of the country it gets BAD. We don't have the road crews that say, the NE has, so our roads tend to get bad. We have tons of trees here so they can break from ice and the power goes out.

The way I look at it, it's better safe than sorry. I have kids here so I want to be prepared and not have to go out. I CAN drive in the snow as I lived in Minneapolis for 13 months. Talk about a CRASH course in driving in the snow!

I had GA plates on my car right after we'd moved there. I was freaking TERRIFIED to drive in a foot of snow. I had a 5 speed and kept it in 2nd gear going down the interstate with people riding my butt and honking as they passed me! They were laughing at me too! Can't say I blamed them! LOL

As a general rule, people in the south don't know how to drive in the snow...and no matter who says they can, NOBODY can drive in ice all that well. Not without the right tires, etc...and we just don't go out and buy the right tires here because they cost too much for a couple of POSSIBLE events in the winter.

Sorry for the ramble, but after living all but 13 months of my 45 year old life in the South I pretty much know what to expect.

I just hope it's not as bad as they're predicting. My son is in Boone at App State and I'm worried silly about him. They've had more than their share of winter weather up there.

Oh, back to the question you asked. Even in Minneapolis they flock to the stores just to be prepared. Not like here, no, but they do hit the stores if a MAJOR event has been forecast.

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Old 01-29-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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I was just at Trader Joes on the way from preschool b/c yesterday I ran out of time to get the sliced chicken I love there. It was a madhouse! You guys weren't kidding about the grocery run. Did not notice the milk supply b/c i did not need any. Waited in long lines to check out. The day has an urgency feel to it, similar to pre-hurricane conditions in Miami.
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