Thursday, January 28, 2010

While the Entire State of NC Makes Sandwiches.....

So it's going to storm here starting tomorrow night.
I mean, a REAL storm. Ice, sleet, and S-N-O-W. REAL snow, supposedly. Not the 14 minutes of flurries that make our schools shut down early.
(If you are a Northerner, I'm sure the thought of schools closing because of a few minutes of flurries has you laughing so hard that you're about to pee your pants.....)

ANYhoo. Everyone and their dog has already been to the store to stock up on essentials. You know, MILK and BREAD? I heard that by early afternoon today, the grocery stores were wiped out, and there was no milk or bread to be had.
So I made a strategy of my own. I'm waiting until tomorrow morning, when they've gotten new shipments of bread in. And then, I will casually waltz in, and buy every last loaf of sandwich bread on those shelves. I will take those loaves home, and list them on Craigslist for $8 per loaf. And then I will go shopping with all the money that I made off of the crazy fools who bought all the bread.
Because apparantly, North Carolinians eat toast and sandwiches the entire time they are snowed in during a storm. It's the only logical explanation. Why else, upon hearing that you may be stuck indoors for the next few days, would one's first reaction be, "I MUST go get bread!"
Is there no chili, no stew, no roast to be found in these homes? No chicken 'n dumplins to be had? Who would eat sandwich bread with chicken 'n dumplins anyways? That's what biscuits are for, my friends. THAT is what biscuits are for.

And the milk?  Is there no orange juice in their homes? No Coke? No tea? No Peppermint Schnapps to dump into the hot cocoa??

Do YOU run our for bread and milk before bad weather? If so, please explain. And, enjoy your sandwiches. I'll be thinking of you with a smile as I lick the last of my stew.

7 comments:

Carpool Queen said...

I did buy milk, but I was out. I didn't buy loaf bread because I hate sandwiches. I instead bought hot dog buns because if the power goes out, we'll still have the grill...

Emily said...

I'm cracking up here, because it is exactly the same way in Arkansas! Although today, there is genuine reason to shut down the schools. We have a half inch of ice on our driveway, and my car is frozen shut. We're supposed to be getting 4 inches of snow this afternoon and evening, and I'm totally excited! I did my shopping 3 days ago, before the rush. Tonight we are having Mexican Chicken Soup, which is currently in the crock pot. Tomorrow it's pot roast. No sandwiches here! LOL!

Stefani said...

I don't get it either. Being from MI, it's crazy. They can have two feet of snow up there and never have a rush on bread and milk.

I'm with you on the sandwich thing. We have small group tonight, so dinner's taken care of there, but tomorrow night we're making our own pizzas. Kick that oven up to 500 degrees, that's how I stay warm on a snowy day! Enjoy your stew! :)

Tatum said...

No bread or milk here...just coffee, because if school is closed this mommy needs coffee and a lot of it!

jaime said...

I just found your blog - and this post made me laugh. I do live in North Carolina and got stuck in this storm you wrote about. Instead of getting milk and bread, though, my husband and I walked to the ABC store because we needed a few key ingredients for mixed drinks.

We did score a loaf of bread from my mom, though. She made several loaves on Saturday. Not because she needed it, but because we really wanted it. (It went great with the drinks.)

B. said...

That's so funny! I'm on a diet so I don't need bread. Or milk either. So I wasn't one of the crazy people in the store.

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