Sunday, July 29, 2012
I had an interesting experience yesterday. I went to the local grocery store across town and the parking lot was almost empty. On the door was a huge hand-written sign: CLOSED / No Power. What was really confusing was not only that I had had no interruption in power but also that the lights were on in the store. As it turns out, I had come when the lights had just come back on. The power was out from a storm we had 3 hours earlier. All the open shelves of produce were bare, and all the cases were covered. I was able to get the bread I needed, but not the milk. No matter how hard you try to prepare, it still is jarring seeing stores closed and shelves empty.