Friday, February 02, 2007

My kind of gal

If you are not from Arkansas then you may not know that Arkansans can not survive 2 days without "milk and bread". Let the forecast call for a chance of ice or snow and you will find the grocery shelves empty of "milk and bread".

I am not joking. People that use one gallon of milk in a week will buy 2 or 3 gallons if a snow is forecast. We are not talking about a blizzard but a snow that will keep driving to a minimum."It might not be wise to drive today but tomorrow will be fine", type of snow.

Being in the milk business, things get crazy with a snow scare. We "hot shot" (a term we use for unscheduled deliveries) to all stores. I can always count on a few hot shots to Wal-Mart stores.

I had a hot shot to Malvern Wal-Mart and everyone in the receiving area was talking about the "starving without milk and bread" theory. The gal that is in charge of the back door spoke up and said, "To heck with "milk and bread", give me "pizza and beer".

2 comments:

Ellie said...

Interesting observations. Whenever there is some forecast of more snow, or ice than usual my coworkers make such a fuss about it. They talk about filling the tank with gas and stopping and getting groceries, etc, etc. I refuse to get caught up in all the hype. I figure I have enough food in the freezer and pantry for me to be able to "make do" somehow for a week, two weeks, maybe even three weeks, if I really had to. If we don't have milk and bread, we will eat something else. I do like the gal too, she had the right thoughts.:)

Annie said...

I was just having a conversation with a friend who was telling me about how maddening it was at the grocery right before the ice/snow. I told her about the other end of the story - your end. We were both surprised that we hadn't thought of all the transporting and stocking up before.

 

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