There are four tray feeders, three hanging feeders, two suet blocks, a seed sack, and a woodpecker block in my yard, yet at least twice a day the tray feeder outside the kitchen window looks like this- a feeding frenzy.
There are three grocery stores, at least four “dollar” stores, and a dozen or more convenience stores in Durant, yet the WalMart yesterday looked much like the feeder outside my kitchen window- a feeding frenzy.
The first Saturday of the month combined with the first day out after a massive snow storm made for elbow to elbow traffic inside the store. And it was also the day before all the Super Bowl parties. I was pleasantly surprised by how happy and polite everyone seemed to be. An acquaintance passed me and asked, “Is this your first day out?” After my reply she grinned and said, “Me too!!” It turned out to be the standard greeting of the day.
I guess when one is focused on their own needs and survival it is easy to overlook the “big picture”. I was confused at first by the empty shelves where eggs, water, bread, and lettuce should have been. Then I remembered the stories on the evening news about stranded trucks. Duh. Some of those trucks were carrying the wide selection of products we take for granted. Shortage, plus more people than the Saturday before Christmas- you do the math!
At least many of the things I needed were not on the “most popular products” list. I had no trouble buying 1% milk or Greek yogurt or multi-grain bread or olive oil or Egg Beaters. Sometimes it’s good to be just a little different. Salsa, cheese, chips, soda, hamburger, and pizza were stacked to overflowing in some carts. Let the parties begin!
So with groceries in the pantry and more propane in the tank we are ready for the next round, currently forecast for Wednesday.
Have a super day!