posted on January 06, 2014 09:59
Congratulations on suriving the first Snowpacolypse of 2014.
Congratulations also to the St. Louis weather people for accurate forecasts. Even the midnight Sunday start time for sleet was on-the-spot.
About an hour before Snowpacolypse began with the ceremonial first sleet, I went to the grocery store.
What I found was that somebody took all the damn potatoes.
If the retail store shelves looked like this at the beginning of Black Friday shopping, there would be a severe spike in post-Thanksgiving civilian deaths.
Oh God. Most of the tomatoes are gone too.
Either many of you are eating salad, making un-canned chili or the grilled cheese w tomato and bacon sandwich is more popular than believed. As it should be.
Canned tomatoes it is...
Eh, there's still a few there.
Let's head over to the cereal aisle where Lucky Charms is running out of magic (but not deliciousness).
Alert: we've got an accident in the snack aisle ...
It's not vomit; that's the casualty of a bag of Rold Gold purchased during Snowpacolyptic shopping hours.
Alert 2: the potato chips are lacking on the depth chart.
These aisles look like they just got through with the SuperMarket Sweep speed round.
Hey, there's Supermarket Sweep host David Ruprecht!
Looking rather Neil Patrick Harris-ish there David.
Supermarket Sweep was on par with Wheel of Fortune but needed better syndication than Lifetime and PAX. You can't follow up a gameshow with made-for-TV movies about adultery and baby sitter seductions or with shows starring Billy Ray Cyrus.
And that's a look at Snowpacolyptic shopping.
FUN WITH MOUTHY WEATHER MAPS
I don't even have a weather team, Jesus.
Stay warm everybody. And stock up on potatoes when you can.