Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Doing The Drugstore Thing...!
My mom was needing a script filled at the drug store, so being the nice guy that I am...I went to pick it up for her!
This is actually a good time of the year to go to the local Walgreen's, if for no other reason than they are changing over from school supplies, to Halloween Candy!
If you have been reading here for a while, you know that I really love anything chocolate! So when I make my way to the candy isle, I scope out all the chocolate first thing! Sure there are lots and lots of other types of candy, but unless it's chocolate based...I'm really not interested! Bet I gained about 3 pounds just browsing the isle...
I also noticed something that we, as Preppers, should start paying attention to. The price of most of the candy has gone the way of nearly everything else now days...increasing in price! However, the same does NOT hold true for the candy marked as "sugar free"! Even the "sugar free" chocolate is lower in price as the regular!
Now, what does that mean to us? To me, it's an indication that sugar is going up in cost, thus causing the candy makers to raise the cost in order to cover the rise in manufacturing. You can bet that if it's showing up already in manufactured foods, it won't be long until it starts showing up on the sugar prices on the shelf, if it hasn't already gone up in your area! I think that this is a very good reason to start stocking up on some extra for your preps...but I know that some of you have already have done that very thing!
The next thing I learned while I was there is that there are a LOT of sick people right now! For the first time since I started going to this particular Walgreen's store, I had to stand in line at the pick up counter...I was like number 6 in line!
Now, for a neighborhood drug store, that's a lot of folks picking up prescriptions. I would guess that if that many are getting scripts now, when the really bad weather gets here it will only get a lot worse!
Not a goo0d sign for people that have to be out in public, that's for sure! I'm glad that I no longer work in retail and have daily dealings with the public!
Well, that's really all I had today...just wanted to mention about the sugar going up and to let you know that there seems to be a lot of illness showing up already here. Seems like there's always something, huh?
So, stock up on sugar, stay out of public places as much as possible, and eat a LOT of chocolate! Won't keep the illness away, but it might help you find a little comfort when you have to stay at home! Besides, it can't hurt...chocolate never does!
Let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit, my friends! I'll even share my Reese's peanut butter cups with ya, OK?