On sale in my town (Marysville, WA). Eight bananas for $50. Someone else has three half gallons of milk for $50. One of the jugs has been opened, but don't let that worry you. I'm sure the seller is a very clean person. All this because the PNW has snow. The roads are still open. Schools were either closed or late start last week and will be the same next week. Many, but not all, businesses are closed. The Seattle mayor was on TV telling people to stock up, stay home, be safe, etc. I think that hurt more than helped, and created some panic. Heck, for much of the US, our snow level is hardly worth consideration. People are acting like it's never snowed here before. A friend works at a large grocery store. His store made it on the news because some of the aisles were completely wiped out. Sometimes, when I want a quick and easy fire in the fireplace, I'll toss a fire log in and build a fire lay around that. Yesterday, when the wife and I were shopping, we were debating picking up a single fire log or should we get a whole box? Some guy came wheeling up with a cart saying "hold on a minute, those are mine -- I just had to go get a cart". We'd already decided on just a couple logs but if we wanted a whole box, the guy was ready to throw down over it. FYI the shelve were getting bare and there were three boxes and 3-4 loose logs left. We took our two $3 fire logs, laughed at the guy and left. He took the rest -- about $65 worth of fire logs. Those fire logs are mighty convenient but they really don't put out much heat. I hope that guy has some warm blankets. All this, over a couple days of snow. I am not much of a prepper. Hardly worth the label, really. But my family is warm and safe at home, and will remain so if the power goes out. We're not panicking about a little bit of snow. I feel pretty good about that. Week before last, I spoke for an hour our so with a young woman seeking political asylum from Venezuela. Among other things her father had been murdered right in front of her. Stuff like what's happening in Venezuela every day really puts a few snow days into perspective.