In preparation for Hurricane Irene (or, more likely when it hits DC, Tropical Storm Irene), I ventured down the street to the Safeway to get the necessities: cigarettes, pain killers, and peaches. Saw the sticker above on a sign on my way. Apropos, no? The nice folks at the Ace Hardware on 5th by the Safeway had some good advice: PANIC!
It seems folks were, indeed, following that advice. The Safeway was packed. You'd think the world was ending. The lines were all the way to the back of the store at every check out, much like they were before the Snowpocalypse 2 winters ago. Got a kick out Safeway's placement of the Nicorrette next to the menstrual pain relievers:
But couldn't take the lines, so ditched the peaches, which require actual check out with a scale, and went to non-scaled customer service for the true necessity: cigs. Then went down the street for a sub from Taylor Gourmet. You know, in case the power goes out and I can't microwave stuff in my usual mode of high-class cooking. My hurricane preparedness tableau:
Yes. I plan to read about popes while eating a sub, smoking cigs, and watching the rain.