We all know that hurricanes are not a laughing matter. Some people may lose their lives, many more will lose a great deal pf property.
However, I was out late this morning to pick up a few odds and ends. We're fine but it wouldn't hurt to have another container of milk. Besides, I wanted the walk because it's not likely we'll get one tomorrow.
The lines were rather long but they moved quickly and the shops were quite well stocked. However, it was interesting to see what some people determined were absolute necessities. There was a brisk market in wine and very expensive cheese. Premium chocolate was also in great demand.
While I was picking up the milk, there were people with a whole shopping cart filled with big bags of snack foods and cases of beer.
All right, I did buy a bag of cookies and a box or two of soups that can be eaten cold. The first was a luxury. The second was a prudent investment.
Years ago, when a blizzard was socking in, a local corner shop stayed open as late as they could. Just as they were finally closing up, a customer came pounding on the door. He must have needed something very important so the shop keepers opened up for him.
What did he need?
'Do you guys have any cumin?'
Does anyone else have amusing hurricane stories?