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The Fear Of Being Milkless

January 16, 2020

The weather report calls for a dusting of snow. Gentlemen, start your engines!


What a queer and delightful sight! Nearly the entire population of our tiny town rushes to the local market like a pack of lemmings to strip the shelves entirely of milk and bread. What brings about this strange activity? A calamity of biblical proportions? An imminent nuclear attack? No. In this small corner of the world, it is the mere mention of that four letter word – Snow.

I am not exaggerating here. When the weatherman predicts even the slightest chance of a dusting of snow, people here run to the markets and stock-up on milk and bread. I’ve often mused as to why milk and bread? Are they thinking of waiting out a blizzard making bread pudding? As crazy as it is, it is also very comical to watch.

But the fun doesn’t stop at the local markets. No indeed. Entire shopping malls shut down in the face of…

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  1. Hahaha! No, I don’t get that behavior either. We may be in for a little white stuff tonight, but right now it’s a drizzle.

    I drive an appropriate speed in the snow. Once I saw someone start to pass me, but they never did. I checked my mirror in time to watch them spin around and go backwards into the ditch!

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  2. Seen the same thing in two small rural towns I lived in. When bad weather approached, the stores would empty of milk, bread, and a handful of other things.

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    • Are people planning on making bread pudding for months or what?

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      • Don’t know. It’s not that popular in those two towns. One of the towns was shut off from the world back in 1983/4 winter for 3 days due to 8′ snow drifts. Eventually, the state managed to plow an opening to us.

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