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.


I don't even have a weather team, Jesus.
Stay warm everybody. And stock up on potatoes when you can.

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# brockohol
Monday, January 06, 2014 3:36 PM
I went to grocery store on Sunday morning and they were out of my favorite brand of english muffins...it was terrble
Pat Imig
# Pat Imig
Monday, January 06, 2014 4:16 PM
That's upsetting. What brand, Thomas?
# brockohol
Monday, January 06, 2014 7:30 PM
Yes...I had to eat Sara Lee english muffins this morning so, lets just say its been a rough couple of days.

On a serious note...I have found a new great idea and that is going to the grocery store the day of the supposed "death storm" and more particularly go right in the middle of it. It was great, we were the only people in the store. No lines, no annoying people trying to jump in front of me at the deli counter because they think they have the next number, no dipshit old ladies parking their carts in the middle of the aisle while they try to pick out the best jar of pickles, and we got to park right up front like rock stars. Plus, it gave us something to do.
Pat Imig
# Pat Imig
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 5:11 PM
Grocery shopping is much more enjoyable during late hours that is for sure.

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