The calm before the storm. We all know how that goes. We hear a big storm is coming – something that might keep us in the house for days and maybe without power as well. The first thing we must do is to run to the store – get the “usual” bread and milk and plan for a few days in. We also make sure to get salt, maybe some windshield wiper fluid and a shovel if we can’t find last years. Every store, gas station, and business is usually packed with people rushing around and pushing their way through to get what they need before it’s sold out. If you are anything like my family – you make a stop at the liquor store too because if you are going to be in the house for days listening to your daughter sing do you want to build a snowmannnnnn, you are going to want some wine.
The big question is… Why do people buy milk and bread the second we hear about a snow storm? Well I did some googling and read a few articles before I landed on one that I decided to reference — It states that people like the routine and so buying perishables in their mind is like saying the storm “won’t last long” or it’s just something that they can have control in but realistically it is pointless to purchase these two things. The main thing you want to purchase for an impending snowstorm are non-perishables (I guess depending on how the storm is looking) and foods that can last you some time if you are stuck inside and also might not have power.