What the Empty Shelves at Whole Foods Say about Dallasites and Icemageddon

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Wherefore art thou bananas?
If you wandered into a grocery store last night, chances are you encountered a larger than normal number of cracked-out shoppers stuffing their carts as if they'd never see another grocery store again. Common convention says that milk and toilet paper are core staples for faux-apocalyptic preparedness, but when I wandered into the Lakewood Whole Foods last evening both items were still spilling off the shelves. In fact, other than what seemed like a few more customers than normal in the store, everything seemed pretty typical until I got to the produce section and saw the bananas had vanished. Only a bunch or two of those weird red bananas remained.

I didn't know that bananas were something that people kept on hand in case of hard times, so I started poking around the store to see what else had been snapped up by these cautious Dallasites. Here's what I found.

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Onions were hit as hard as the bananas, unless you like the red kind. This one makes sense because a dry store onion will keep for ages. You could stock up now and be ready for the rest of the sort-of-emergency events of the winter season.

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Salad greens I get. They're easy enough to turn into a quick and easy side dish.

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But carrots were absolutely decimated.

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Unless you want to buy them 15 pounds at a time.

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TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Bacon.


All of the bacon except for the $7.50 / pound + was completely sold out at the local Tom Thumb. Also, not a single egg or egg-type product in the store as of Sunday a.m.


Interestingly, there was still a huge supply of the pre-cooked bacon available which nobody seemed to want.

arborjons
arborjons

Well I do tree work and I can not wait for the ice to fall off the trees. It seems to be a long time though I drive thru my neighborhood and knock on doors and people take my card and tell me when it melts I will call you.I thought today was the day but no it was 33 and they said it was gonna be 44. Tommorow they claim 40 but just like the clim to be preparred in dallas the only thing that truly has their chit together in the dallas observer

Arborjons tree solutions

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shannon2cool
shannon2cool

I wonder how much the empty shelves were due to supply and not demand?

rusknative
rusknative

Then come the TIRE CHAINS....Dallas folks love tire chains in snow and ice....makes it easier for "chain reaction accidents" to occur.

BigBlakMtnMan
BigBlakMtnMan

crackheads! LMAO! OMG OMG OMG 3 inches of snow!!!

Good job Texans make yourselves look even more ignorant!

Rumpunch1
Rumpunch1

As you went through the items, chili did come to mind. However, WTF with the bananas?

lolotehe
lolotehe

I remember after September 11th, 2001, there were no bananas for a while. It was like they were flown in every day or something.

Willie
Willie

Turkey chili with white kidney beans.   Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Deelio
Deelio

Beans do NOT go in chili! Ever!


libby
libby

I stocked up on produce to make stew!

chassityrob7
chassityrob7

Great article, very humorous, no one wants water from Fiji?  or as my friend says its probably from Tokyo, Japan. :) Thanks for the laugh.

G_David
G_David

Given how often weather prognosticators shit all over themselves about impending doom, only to look like idiots, I've always assumed they are getting a kickback from grocers.

Pete_Delkus_Sleeves
Pete_Delkus_Sleeves

@TheCredibleHulk when i hit my TOm Thumb thursday afternoon, all the ground beef was gone.  This lady was asking the butcher for more and he said they were out.  Well sitting in the cooler were all these pre pattied hamburgers, you know, the same ground beef sold out right next to it.  I grabbed 3 packs of the sets of 4.  The lady asked, you gonna cook hamburgers indoors.  I said no, Im going to throw them in a pot to make chili.  She looked at me confused, then asked how.  I said um, Im going to wad the burgers all up drop them in a large pot and brown the meat.  YOu could see the light go off in her brain as she grabbed the last 4 packs left.   I wasnt happy paying 4.99/lb for 80/20 but I wanted chili that bad

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@Twinwillow

It serves a large Libertarian community.
They tend to be very panicky people - always afraid that someone else will get something they didn't.


bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@getrichindallas


In economics, it's called "boutique" pricing.
By setting the prices exceptionally high, they're able to trick folks with a sense of entitlement into thinking they're getting something special.

It's a very effective strategy in Libertarian and Republican communities - but it doesn't work as well on working class folks.

scott.reitz
scott.reitz moderator

I heard the same accusation last evening.

AdamsonScott
AdamsonScott

That's three out of three posts from you on this thread which mention the word "Libertarian".  So who stuck the stick up your butt to keep making comments about Libertarians in an article about the weather?

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@scott.reitz

And now I heard two guys repeat that same accusation.

No evidence - just a vague, libertarian-like feeling that someone is trying to cheat them.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@AdamsonScott

I used a lot of words, some more often than thrice.

So the better question is - why are you so upset about just that one?


And while we're at it - the word "weather" wasn't even mentioned once in this article - so how the hell did you decide that it was an article about weather?


Are you suffering from Alzheimers, or are you just another psycho Libertarian, making up things to be outraged about?

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