An Open Letter To Rude Midland Odessa Grocery Store Shoppers
Yes--the weather is "iffy" again here in West Texas. Some freezing drizzle is in the forecast and that could make the commute sketchy at times. Does that mean you need to head to the grocery store and ransack the aisles for milk, bread, and toilet paper to the point where the shelves are bare and there's nothing left for anyone else? At least we've seemingly passed the point of hoarding things like Clorox Wipes and disinfectants due to COVID. But c'mon--leave a little for the next person!
Also unnecessary to raid the produce section, touch everything and then decide what you're going to get a plastic baggie for... Note to other shoppers: when you get this stuff home--WASH IT OFF. Not that you didn't do that anyway-but now it's more important you not forget.
If you're going to stand in the "10 Items or Less" line--THEN HAVE 10 ITEMS OR LESS. We're all in a hurry and we all have things to get to. Set the DVR to record Yellowstone instead of trying to finish the shopping and race home in time to see it.
We've been lucky so far this year with winter weather. And is it smart to plan in advance and hit the stores so you don't have to travel tomorrow in case the roads are bad? YES. But there's no need to be greedy and hoard items others need too. Fortunately, there are a lot of good people in West Texas who are good neighbors, care about others, and who don't do things like this. To you, I say BE SAFE TOMORROW and even though the schools haven't shut down in advance as they did a few weeks ago with the warnings of impending bad weather--be smart and plan ahead on your way home tonight. I'll leave ya a loaf of bread or three on the shelves when I go shopping in a few.