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@evgrieve Whole Foods line went to the entrance which they had closed. I went to Westside Market and the old Met on 2nd Ave & am done!— Thirsty Pete (@thirstypete) January 26, 2015
@evgrieve Meanwhile, at the corner market by my apartment, I can find everything I need and walk right up to the counter and buy it.— Academy Records NYC (@AcademyRecords) January 26, 2015
@evgrieve @thirstypete commodities on 1st ave and 11th is not insane and has fresh produce in.— beepia.ms (@beepiams) January 26, 2015
HAHAHA What the fuck is wrong with people!??? I went in to buy one thing last night and had to walk right out. It's so disgusting and lemming-like seeing these people go wild for their milk, bread and eggs.
Am I crazy or is it just a big snowstorm and it is only like, ONE day that some stores MIGHT be closed?
I know, everything you really need to survive is at the corner deli ... and usually always has been.
However, don't plan on traveling tonight too much because the MTA and LIRR are not running trains tonight. Even the subway is cutting back on service after 7pm apparently.
This completely baffles me. Isn't one of the nice perks of living in a major (THE major) metropolitan area that you can walk out your door and buy just about anything at just about any time? Do people really thing 14th street is going to be so impossible to cross in the snow?! Sheesh.
It's snowing! You will never see bread or milk again. By tomorrow evening you'll be fighting rats for scraps of food. Or you could probably order a pizza.
Sheep mentality, contagious panic, etc.
Slight welcome chance of rain today in LA. So damn glad I got the hell out of NYC.
@graham, you, sir, are hilarious. Thank you!
The West Side Market had a line stretching down 3rd Ave. last evening.
While I agree there is some level of panic here, it is good to have some food in the house if you are stuck home tonight, tomorrow and tomorrow evening so you can cook. The last thing we want is people expecting delivery people to go out in this weather. I always think it's kinda selfish to order in during really bad weather, as it is rough enough being a delivery person when the weather is nice, but folks shouldn't expect delivery from your favorite place on a night like it sounds like it's gonna be tonight. So to the person that said he would order a pizza instead of waiting on-line at the market, please think twice. This is a big storm, so there may be a shortage of produce and things for more then one day as delivery trucks are gonna have a hard time getting around the Northeast.
Christ if the subway is running I have to go to work tomorrow anyway. I'm concerned about the marijuana delivery people and their lost revenue. and how i get in touch...
I walked into the whole foods in union square and right by the entrance was a person holding a sign "large baskets" thinking nothing of it, I walked further in and saw the long trader joes like lines when I realized what that sign meant.
Was just gonna say, glad I laid in my weed supply already! All the markets were stone cold out.
Well, I remember Sandy and folks getting crazed back then. But I didn't stock up, and a good thing too: Con Ed was down for a week and no electricity. But, seriously, I think this craze of stocking up is probably due to a suburban mentality of running out to the supermarket because that's all you have out there. And once the cars are snowed in, well, you don't walk in the suburbs; you wither and die. So there's a lot of fear. That's my take anyway.
Anon 4:36: Oh no! A shortage or produce for ONE DAY!!! We'll be eating soylent-green by tomorrow evening!
"The last thing we want is people expecting delivery people to go out in this weather." Why not? I tip like a Rockefeller when it's snowing out.
I spoke to one of these strange young men buying groceries, apparently for the first time in his life. I pointed out that many stores and restaurants will remain open. He said he heard that delivery trucks wouldn't make it in so he was worried. I reminded him that it's for one day and certainly the city wouldn't run out of food in one day, and he was clogging up the line making it hard for me to buy 2 onions and a lime. (I didn't really say that but it was obvious) He laughed and said he felt better knowing he would have food in his house, just in case. I think his mother told him to do it.
What I really like is the people loading up with 10 or so rolls of toilet paper every time the media throws up the hysteria fit. I mean just how much crapping are they figuring on doing?
moe, if they run out of food maybe they can eat the toilet paper?
It just shows that the hood is now full of suburbanites. Chipotle & Starbucks will be closed as well as all the other corporate food joints as the processed food trucks will not get in from NJ & PA. These are not tough city people!
Hey 4:36pm I don't know if you know this - you probably don't because you're a clueless ass - but most delivery people are paid less than minimum wage as tipped workers (I believe $5 an hour last check, or it's around that.) Tips augment that pithy hourly rate which would still be pithy even if these workers were paid the whopping new $8.75 an hour minimum wage.
They make these tips from DELIVERING FOOD. If I had that job, I would LOVE weather like this so long as most if not all people tip me at least $5 versus my hourly salary (whichever is higher) and whoever doesn't tip that is a fucking piece of shit. If I owned a restaurant not only would I double my delivery peoples' hourly salaries, I'd charge a blizzard-only $5 vs. 15% delivery charge e.g. if your order is $8 you are paying a $5 charge and if your order is $80 you are paying an $12 delivery charge, no ifs, ands, or buts, or I blacklist you if you refuse no joke. Be a human being and TIP.
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