ordinarytalk:

kropotkitten:

In MA we have a unique system of measuring the potential impact of snow

OKAY BUT SERIOUSLY COULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THE EAST COAST’S OBSESSION WITH BREAD AND MILK WHEN IT SNOWS?

LIKE I WENT FOR A GROCERY RUN DURING MY FIRST SNOWSTORM HERE AND THE SHELVES WERE BARREN LIKE IT WAS THE FRIGGIN’ APOCALYPSE OF MEDIOCRE BAGGED LUNCHES AND FROSTY THE 50- FOOT RADIOACTIVE SNOWMAN WAS COMING FOR OUR SANDWICH FIXINGS. AND EVERY TIME IT’S GONNA SNOW EVERYONE AT WORK IS ALL “OH I NEED TO STOP AND GET THE BREAD AND MILK, I NEED TO GET THE BREAD AND MILK, MY FAMILY WILL STARVE AND DIE IF I DON’T GET THE BREAD AND MILK.”

WHY IS THIS. DO YOU EAT ONLY BREAD AND MILK DURING SNOWSTORMS? I DON’T THINK YOU’RE GETTING ADEQUATE NUTRITION. I’M CONCERNED.

SINCERELY, SOMEONE WHO NOW LIVES ON THE EAST COAST BUT GREW UP IN WISCONSIN.

I think it’s just an ancestral hearkening back to the “staples” everyone thinks they need. The milk doesn’t make sense–if you lose power haha well enjoy your sour milk. My family doesn’t buy bread and/or milk unless we already needed them anyway.

We just buy a thing of Yodels snack cakes because we refuse to let my dad (who never grocery shops) forget the time mom sent him out for supplies with a detailed list and he came back with nothing but Yodels and said, “I panicked.”

Also is bread and milk advisory more or less intense than liquor store? Is this a “well you won’t run out of the bread and milk you already have so just go to the liquor store and make it a party night”? Or is it “not only will you need bread and milk but you’ll also need more booze to survive being trapped in an ice block for five days”?

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