April 27, 2008
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Apparently WSJ shares my feelings about hoarding food:
I've already loaded the car twice this year...
But then, I'm in the middle of no where. I don't even live in a town, I live in a hamlet of 600 people. We have the Northern, the General store and the gas station for where you can buy stuff. There are no restaurants.
Yesterday at the gas station I watched a guy fill his truck, $130 to fill the tank.
Closest town of around 5000 people is a two hour drive.
The prices here are insane. Yesterday I decided to have an ice cream bar and it was $4. And I bought one of my student's a slushie at the end of our walk and it was over $4. A gallon of milk is about $8.
Wow. Your place seems to have caught up with and outpaced New York. Is that supposed to be a Canadian dream or a Canadian nightmare?
For once you are posting something I can align with.
Wow $8 milk. I hate to think about drinking shelf stable soy milk, but that would be an opportunity to stock up.
I did notice that rice here has doubled and all the local news stations are talking about it so people are stocking up creating what looks like a real shortage and a solid reason for the stores to jack up the prices without being pointed at for gouging. All this came out of Sams club issuing a statement for people to "not buy more than you really need."
Rice and beans keep I got about 4 bags of each. Ironically the brand of rice my wife likes is grown in Central America. I'm not sure I really keep anything else handy that we use a lot of. We only eat oatmeal as part of granola mixes, and cereal is already a luxury we choose not to buy.