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Pre-storm shopping Mon, Jan 31, 2011
It's about to snow again in the northeast, and the supermarkets are overflowing with crazy people honking their horns to get parking spaces and buying all kinds of things that will do them little to no good in the event of an actual snow storm.  Everyone I've ever talked to agrees this is a ridiculous phenomenon, wondering who in their right minds thinks a snow storm will prevent them from shopping for any amount of time, and more importantly, how extra milk and bread will actually do any good in the event of said storm.  I guess there are a handful of people out there who truly believe each snow storm is "the big one" which will finally shut down the state and prevent trucks from plowing the roads, in which case they'll be able to sit in their snow-encased houses, eating their loaves of bread and drinking their 2% milk to their heart's content.  I just can't see how there could possibly be that many of these people, such that every supermarket is overcrowded and entire shelves are emptied of their contents. #nature


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