More Grocery Shopping (*Sigh*)

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We had to go to three different stores today to get most, but not all, of the supplies we need for the week. No rubbing alcohol, no toilet paper. And frozen vegetables? In your dreams. Nothing left on the shelves at Stop & Shop and Whole Foods–nothing but cauliflower. Looks like hardly anybody buys it.

The supermarket employees seem to be bearing up well, despite the pressure. We need to be nice to them, they’re doing the best they can. They do show some impatience with hoarders, but who can blame them for that?

On the plus side, it’s a lovely spring day, which permitted me to go outside, where I belong, and write my Newswithviews column while smoking a cigar. I’ll need this weather when it’s time for me to write another book. I have no idea yet how to start it. But that will come.

If I could just get the blasted squirrels to leave our tulips alone!

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

7 responses to “More Grocery Shopping (*Sigh*)

  • Phoebe

    Don’t be unkind to the squirrels. They’re anticipating a tulip shortage and are hoarding for the coming crisis. 😉

    I managed to get some toilet paper over the weekend. It was a horrible brand that will most likely clog the pipes, and all I could get was a six-pack for which I have no room except the top shelf of the hall closet — but I was starting to get a bit nervous about running out before this Cloward-Piven virus is over.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Cauliflower cut up into small pieces and steamed with carrots makes a nice dish. We have had a bumper crop of tulips this Spring and our squirrels have left them alone – maybe because I feed them every morning. Our big azalea bush it maxed out with pink and white blossoms – the best I have ever seen it!!!

  • marlene

    Amazon must have started their hoarding early. They got plenty of everything, except the things they’re holding back to get a higher price for. And their prices have gone up, up, and away.


    I’m afraid for Los Angeles area that this continue longer we have people riot if it goes on till May. LA might not be as civilized as other parts of the US with the liberal entitlement attitude; I hope it would not happen

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