POTD: Hurricane Supplies

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Hurricane Matthew in 2016 made four landfalls, hitting Haiti, Cuba, The Bahamas and, then, finally, the area of McClellanville, SC. It dumped a lot of rain on us and our river across the street flooded quite a bit.

As with any storm, supplies are always needed as no one really knows how bad BAD can get. Growing up, it was usually the snow & ice storms that would send folks to the stores for the “bread & milk” run. These days, any storm brings on the shelf-wiping. Standing in line at one of my local Food Lions, I couldn’t help myself. I had to snap this shot. There were people walking by, stopping, looking, shaking their heads and walking away. I started to giggle. This was the caption that popped into my head…

Forget the milk. For God’s SAKE, get the DR PEPPER!

Food Lion Image
I’m a pepper, you’re a pepper, he’s a pepper…

14 thoughts on “POTD: Hurricane Supplies

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    September 8, 2019 at 5:21 AM

    It could be that Dr Pepper is a grand fire lighter or excellent antiseptic. Can’t think what else you would need it for.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM

      😆 I SO agree! That drink is nasty. I wonder if it can clean corrosion off of battery cables like Coke can? 🤔

    Kenneth T. said:
    September 8, 2019 at 6:18 AM

    Bbbut… isn’t Dr Pepper just mostly water (already) with some added flavorings? 😉

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 8, 2019 at 2:12 PM

      Carbonated water, yeah…I THINK. 🤔 Honestly I’ve never read the ingredients list. I know it smells & tastes nasty…☹😖🤢🤮

    badfinger20 said:
    September 8, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    He or she may just love Dr Pepper…I mean really love it…I would break out in song “Be a Pepper” but I won’t…

      badfinger20 said:
      September 8, 2019 at 2:26 PM

      That is who I was thinking of…him singing Be A Pepper and An American Werewolf in London.

        The Hinoeuma responded:
        September 8, 2019 at 3:18 PM

        I got stuck on “Makin’ It”.

    Kenneth T. said:
    September 8, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Here’s another thought, (and yes i’m biased because *I like* Dr. Pepper)…
    The soda (aka pop) just might have been cheaper than bottled water, as that stuff can get pretty expensive.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 9, 2019 at 12:12 AM

      Some bottled water is expensive, no doubt. But, three six packs of Dr. Pepper (18 half-liter bottles) is, roughly, $11 before local sales tax. I can get a case of 35 half-liter bottles of water from Costco for around $3. But, then again, I have to pay for a membership, whereas, there is no such thing with regular grocery stores. Not that I have checked but, I’d be willing to bet a case of Food Lion water would be cheaper than Dr. Pepper, in comparative quantities.

      Most likely, this was a personal hurricane stash! LOL!

        Kenneth T. said:
        September 9, 2019 at 12:53 PM

        I’m sure it was a personal stash, but it may have also been on sale.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 9, 2019 at 3:54 PM

          Food Lion does run sales to clear stock. They routinely drop prices to clear 2 liter bottles of Canada Dry. They do NOT drop prices for half-liter six packs of Canada Dry. They don’t drop prices for merchandise that moves on its own. If the Dr. Pepper was on sale, it wasn’t moving fast enough. LOL! Hurricane sale? Take advantage while you can, I say! LOL!

    Dayphoto said:
    September 9, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    A very good point!

    hawkfeatherstories said:
    September 9, 2019 at 1:14 PM


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 9, 2019 at 3:47 PM

      I thought so. The photo itself is amusing. You should have seen the folks shaking their heads. I’m pretty sure a similar shot wound up on FB, somewhere.

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