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I went grocery-shopping last night. For those not in Texas, there is substantial evidence that Hurricane Rita will approach within 250 miles of Austin, possibly close enough to even affect our weather.

Sorry, that was snotty, but save for Katrina, this wouldn't have fazed anyone in the slightest.

I went to the grocery store last night, and, wow, plague of locusts. The canned veggies were hit pretty badly, but the ONLY bread left anywhere in the store were whole-wheat, low-carb tortillas, Boboli pizza crusts, and pita bread. So, we had our hot dogs on pita.

For some strange reason, the first wave of customers two days ago completely stripped the bananas. I don't know why. Apples, oranges, those were okay, but the bananas were completely gone.

The water was completely gone as well. Wow. Serious feeding frenzy.

Of course, I *was* going to pick up a 12-pack of bottled water, so I was a part of it, too, but I also have to work outside tonight, and it might be useful to have. *shrugs*


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Sep. 23rd, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)
Actually.. about the banana thing, I think maybe there is a banana shortage because I went grocery shopping.. ummm Sunday or something and there was about 1/10 the bananas there usually are. Very skimpy skimpy selection. Just so you know.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
Where do most of our bananas come from?

What road do they take to bring hem to Texas?

How hard is it to get ANYTHING through Southern Louisiana right now?

Sep. 23rd, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
Oh. Didn't know that. Huh. Good point.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)
Most of the damage was done when they thought a class-1 Rita would actually hit Austin. Most grocery store distribution hubs are in Houston, so restocking isn't likely any time soon.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
I dunno about that, I've seen the crowds up here in Dallas this morning and it's anarchy. Austin's probably worse.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
The mob I saw two days ago was buying water, peanut butter, etc.

The mob I saw last night was buying meat and perishables.

The anarchy has moved from "Holy shit, batten down the hatches" to "holy shit, the entire clan's coming up from the coast, fire up the grill."
Sep. 23rd, 2005 08:41 am (UTC)
Ooh, that'll be difficult. I'll have to keep following that.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
I was so glad I got bread a couple days ago. Ridiculous. The HEB over here was cleaned out of bread and water. I'm proud to say I was just there for toilet paper and a light bulb, and had no intention of buying water. Sheesh. If it was gonna be that bad, I have empty bottles, I have a working faucet, and I even have a bathtub.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
Yeah...I feel kind of common-sense-guilty for thinking about it, but I had to go to the grocery store anyway, so I thought "well, might as well, I'll use it eventually."
Sep. 23rd, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
Hah! Beat you to it, Jacob! Go here: www.warrenellis.com and read the Prediction of Ultimate DOOOOOM!

But seriously, if the damn thing swings east any further, we'll have nasty thunderstorms, maybe...what worries me are all the people trapped out on the road, no fuel, no water, no food. That and the yuppie knuckleheads convinced that the Big Storm is coming, the dead are rising, looters will fill Austin's rain-choked streets. When the power blips (and it will, friends, it will), I'm wondering what the people who bought all the water and the shotguns out of Wal-Mart're going to do.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
yay anarchy! i need shoes!!
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