Here’s What Upper West Siders Hoard When Natural Disasters Approach

Here’s a short, but good photo essay on the mad dash for food in New York.  Imagine waiting in line at the grocery store with 100 or 200 other people, hoping that there will be something left by the time you get inside.  how people can go through this cycle again and again and not learn to be prepared, even on a basic level, is beyond me.

How about you?  What’s your take on this?

[From West Side Rag » Here’s What Upper West Siders Hoard When Natural Disasters Approach – ]
At the first sign of danger, Upper West Siders tend to go food shopping. We saw that with Hurricane Irene last year, and we’re seeing it again as Hurricane Sandy approaches. On Saturday night, as the city started to hunker down, so many locals flooded into Trader Joe’s that security had to ask people to wait outside the store in a line. Once enough people exited the next batch could go in, just like in a nightclub. The next day, the line stretched around the block — at least 100 people were waiting. The thought of going even a day without the right provisions sets off our danger signals. And here, based on a tour of the aisles at a very packed Fairway late on Saturday, is what we buy hoard.

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