I work In a grocery store in the south and literally every time any weather man gives any possible indication of snow at all, hundreds of people will flock to the store to buy bread and milk. It almost seems like a game to some people Pic related
I never understood this shit. I'd have a cart with non-perishable stuff like tuna and beans that I. Can cook on a camp stove if need be. Beer was probably my unnecessary item. Other fuckers (always the fatties) had chips and milk stuffed to the brim.
Is it because they expect everything to stay working? Do they not entertain the possibility of having power out for more than a day at a time?
I've lived in Denmark so I know all too well about driving in snowy conditions. The problem is that when you go to an area where it rarely snows and people don't have that experience.
I'm currently living in Texas. It does snow in my area but maybe only a handful of days out of the entire year. I always cringe on those days because of how many cars I see in the ditches by the sides of the road.
>>7293530 Yes, the country's economy allows even the poorest of the poor to waste monthly paychecks on artificial food cheaply made that contributes to a global pollution epidemic and the problem is that these global 'food' conglomerates are making more dough than imaginable by not only nourishing the obese and metabolically deficient but by plying their trades as course of study to colleges and universities that rely on the financial support and advertisement of these brands that in the long run can be traced to the over cropping and ripping of soil to make these very foods because if the population were suddenly cut from these trans fatty foods, by-products and conserving agents then the following would occur: A:Earth might stand a chance and humanity might thrive and adapt to having to eat nothing but natural foods B:the entire county would probably collapse
So I guess we rely on the Superbowl to some extent. Doritos are pretty awesome though.
>>7293846 Those foods have a tremendous shelf life period despite being eaten in one sitting and I would reckon the majority of supermarkets earn a large portion of their incomes from selling these foods to the unsuspecting public. Supermarkets like Kroger and Wal-Mart would have to raise prices on healthier or more natural foods, this could easily send non-edible goods prices like cook wear sky rocketing. These markets would plummet, stocks would be ripped fast, countless jobs would be lost and the ungodly amount of energy supplied to these facilities would cease, in turn causing energy plants to cut jobs and raise electric and plumbing prices. Meanwhile these food companies would crash and resurrect under a different name in a different country, likely a third-world country struggling agriculturally and politically and by instinct these business owners would pillage the lower class individuals slyly allowing them to buy cheap food and convincing the populous to save their money for other frivolous expenditures like housing markets and automobiles, things these countries can't take care of just like the health of their own bodies and own people for that fact. >keep in mind, dessert is not junk-food
The last time my town had to prepare for a blizzard convinced me my family isn't worth saving. Parents went to Wal Mart to stock up and they came back with 10 large packs of peanut M&M's, a few family size packs of doritos, 5 large bottles of diet pepsi and a small packet of dry pasta.
Apparently the doritos were our main source of energy, the diet pepsi is better than regular pepsi because 'it doesn't cause weight gain so if someone has to go to the roof and signal for help the extra weight combined with the snow won't make it collapse', and we got peanut M&M's because the M&M's are kept warm by the chocolate so they won't freeze even if we get snow indoors and we can just crack the nuts out to eat something warm (instead of soup or something)
>>7293926 >Apparently the doritos were our main source of energy, the diet pepsi is better than regular pepsi because 'it doesn't cause weight gain so if someone has to go to the roof and signal for help the extra weight combined with the snow won't make it collapse', and we got peanut M&M's because the M&M's are kept warm by the chocolate so they won't freeze even if we get snow indoors and we can just crack the nuts out to eat something warm (instead of soup or something) Fuck off no way, no one would actually put reasoning like that into buying junk food
>>7293908 But despite the lower class, homeless, incest, uneducated, countless refugees and immigrants, and garbage entertainment-induced brain dead public we begin to publicize and exploit these shortcomings to the point that the only solution to raising our spirits is turning from these people who desperately need our help, (like food for starers) and focusing on things like Snooki, Kardashians, housewives, midgets, biggest losers, dating contestants, and American Idol that lets the public "feel better about themselves" when we should feel better about ourselves by helping those who can't help themselves. But after you've seen how much food is thrown to waste after working in a kitchen or disposal team for a supermarket you begin to realize it wasn't you who wouldn't eat your potatoes that contributed to the waste of good food. Smart parents save enough room for the food their kids won't eat. Oh yeah, lets not forget about school lunches. Education prices would increase and teachers would be let go, and Beverly Hills would likely resemble urban and rural poverty, slums and ghost towns. America would quickly lose it's status of power and we would fall under serious danger to ever rising oversea armies threatening nuclear war and global jihad and entire generations after the next risking their backs for their freedom, to eat garbage.
No huge blizzard has ever kept my inside my house for longer than a day, and not because I think I'd be unable to get to the store, only because I wouldn't want to brush my car off or deal with the cold.
Are these people so scared to drive or walk in the snow that they have to stock up for literally a week? I'm from Michigan and I've never seen people freak out over a blizzard.
It pretty much does in most cases, unless you just grew up around that sort of thing and don't know any better. If you're on the Internet and you're using slurs, it's pretty much either racism or shitposting (or both.)
>>7295243 I do know better. I'm fucking sick of modern day professional victims being perpetually "offended." I'm fucking offended by everyone every fucking day, but it's easier politically to gain votes by telling groups of people they are being persecuted, and you can change it!
Fucking charlatans being the pied piper of retards, leading society to accept feelings as righteousness to the chagrin of common sense.
There were rumours that we weren't going to be able to get bananas in the UK shortly so people started panic buying them. Don't know what the fuck they planned on doing with their metric fuck ton of rotten bananas in a week though. The majority of people are just retarded. Most of those people probably never even ate bananas regularly anyway
DC metro area reporting in! Just went to the grocery store for a couple things. It was already crowded. People are running up and down the side walks like morons, and driving like idiot jerks. Can confirm ALL the bread, milk, breakfast cereal, squash (yes, squash), and eggs were gone. Most of the Starbucks coffee was gone (but not other brands). All of the Hellman's brand mayonnaise was gone, but not the other brands. The weirdest thing was that all sausage was sold out, but bacon looked fully stocked. I did not go down the potato chip/soda aisle, but I might go back later and check. I kind of want to see how retarded people are.
>>7295426 >parked my car outside a neighbors house for a few days because I had nothing going on and spots in front of my house were taken >come to find a passive aggressive note left on my windshield >"I like parking in front of my own home, I expect your moved when I get home tonight" Like shit nigga, you have a fucking driveway. I'm amazed people get that annoyed over someone parking on public property like that
>>7296341 I just moved it since it's honestly not a big deal to me, it was just rude though. Also I don't even know the guy, could easily be a big enough of a dick to bash in my windshield, and it's not like I could prove it was him if that did happen
We had it bad one year when we got cut off by snow when i was really young, my dad couldnt be arsed with the scrum at the local shop and just took us to the pub for dinner for a couple of nights. The RAF ended up dropping some food to our village, and the snow was cleared of the road the day after.
>>7296397 >risking getting your car trashed over just moving your car, which I was going to do anyway since I was going out Worst case scenario, I leave it there, tell him to fuck off, and he breaks a window and I can't prove it and have to pay for a new one.
>was about to go to store to pick up some red meat to satisfy craving >deciding against it >gonna go to wawa and hope they have breakfast sammies >tfw monday is my shopping day, gonna be nearly out of everything >haven't been buying much lately so stocks are all low on everything
Thanks, fuckwads. These same people, I literally know people like it, have jam-packed pantries and extra freezers for more shit they never eat.
If we have power, my options are lentil soup, eggs, or potatoes. That's about it.
>>7295243 Nobody on 4chan is actually racist. They just pretend to be. If you avoid being racist, by like, saying jews aren't all that bad, or use the word "african-american" people reply to your post as if you're a troll.
>>7295498 This happens in big cities where parking is already scarce. Residents spend hours shoveling out a spot, so they use that to "claim it" until the roads improve. In most places it has no legal claim, but sort of an unwritten code that your shit might get wrecked if you take a spot someone has dug out.
>>7293530 Americans don't know how to drive in weather other than sun. Seriously. Not even joking. People in Arizona freak the fuck out and drive super slow if there's a single drop of rain on the road.
My predicted potential disaster cart: Fat free refried beans(2 cans a day for 2 people, better to over buy) Canned vegetables Tortillas(1 pack per 2 days) Beer Salty snack food(like nuts, to curve hunger) Vitamins Case of water(24 pack a day, definitely over buy) Imodium(last thing I need is to dehydrate because for some reason I can't stop shitting) Reup on med supplies, gauze, bandages, alcohol, peroxide, etc. Camping propane tanks for my portable space heater
The thing is, aside from produce and almond milk this is what I normally buy, but in larger quantities. I shop for 2-3 weeks instead of one, except water which I get a ton of because it's used in so many aspects of everyday life. Even washing hands and brushing teeth. Hygiene doesn't end if the rest of the world does, you need to take care of yourself.
>>7299830 Exactly. I mean, in all likelihood whatever happens will last a week at most. But if preventing it requires only a minor amount of work and planning why not? Although, utilities like gas and water shouldn't be affected by a snow storm(unless it gets so cold that the water mains freeze). You can still get water, boil it, and cook food. If you have a furnace and water heater that light off of a pilot you may still be able to get heat and hot water without issue. You may not even lose power. Hope for the best prepare for the worst, I'm not laying around dirty for a month waiting for a thaw.
The weather drives people fucking mad, I tell ya. They do three things, none of which make sense. First they buy bread, then they buy milk, and finally they buy gas. You're right, there's nothing to make with fucking brad and milk unless they happen to be planning on making some homemade cheese or something.
The gas is the worst though, jesus christ, WHY THE FUCK would you need to put gas in your car when you can't even get your car out of the driveway?
People eat like shit during bad weather but only so that they can tell their grandchildren how awful it was eating nothing but toast and eggs, watching Sportscenter, and not going to work during the "deathstorm" of anyyear.
unfortunately he may just be a new 4chan user. SJW mods are making this place 100% politically correct and any non sjw views are being banned.
I made a thread yesterday asking if people here avoid or seek out restaurants that Chinese tourists go to when traveling because they have good/bad taste in food, maybe you remember it. Banned until today for racism.
>>7296323 My neighbor across our street parked his semi truck in front of our house on the street while he was home, so I just parked in front of his house. He then proceeded to bang on my door at 3 am demanding I move my car. On a public street
>>7293563 Makes little sense during hurricane season, but snow storms are a different story. I drink 1-2 gallons of milk a week, so it's already likely I'm buying milk just because it's time to buy milk. Bread is similar, because I eat 4 slices a day, 5 days a week, sometimes more. Eggs I eat 3 at a time on a daily basis.
The truth is that Americans have very large French toast appetites when bad weather hits.
>>7304071 >pulls out EBT >gets 80 dollars worth of food on EBT >then pulls out cash >gets 110 dollars worth of beer, liquor and lottery tickets I was actually behind this jackass at the store last month.
I didn't buy nearly enough food. I ended up taking a long walk in the blizzard yesterday and came back starving and ate almost all the food in the house. I was hungry for the rest of the night. Nothing open today except McDonalds. Living on Chicken Nuggies Please send fiber.
oh for sure. Thats not even that bad There aren't any donuts, pies, ice cream.
obviously its not good, but its far from the worst I see on a daily basis at the grocery store. Sometimes I go the store and only buy produce, a whole cart of produce. And people look at it like I'm crazy, or act like i'm some vegan smug douche, just for buying more produce than processed foods.
I'd say on average about 10% of the items in the avg american shopping basket are produce items. The shoppers aren't even all to blame, we have a major food education and availability crisis in this country
>>7306420 Back in '89 my dad and grandfather actually did this to prepare for hurricane hugo. They were both pretty skilled in survival prep and knew that fucker was going to tear the region a new one and know power, phones and water out for at least a couple weeks.
And it did-- so while everyone was fighting at the grocery store the day before the storm hit or lining up up for water after, we were stocked up on propane, water and all sorts of food and having a great time camping out in the house. Only part that sucked was the day after when we had to help clean up the fallen trees from my grandparent's yard.
>>7299233 While I doubt that's the case, you have no idea how much it warms my heart that somebody else understands this.
Pre like 08-09 or so, it was all ironic edgemasters. Modern day 4chan is completely full of stormfront agents and newfags too stupid to understand the humor or that the cartoonish representations of people with all points of view on the site are accurate depictions of the public in general.
>first job, shitty supermarket but making more money in a week than i've ever seen in my life >rent is cheap where i live >end of week get paid >spend most of it on beer >the rest on snacks and snacks and snacks >invite brother over >play video games all night and live off snacks until monday
felt gud man not even fat, who doesn't want to buy a trolley full of junk food?
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