So, since it was a payday weekend, I did my usual grocery stock up for two weeks. It is a thing that I do, where I stock up what groceries I will need until the next payday.
I will still need to buy bread for sandwiches at work, but other than that, I will be set for groceries.
As I perused the store shelves and found them shockingly bare, I felt an impulse to overbuy.
That voice whispered into my ear “if you don’t buy extra now, you may not be able to buy it later.”
I didn’t go crazy, and I didn’t hoard, but I did buy extra, food that would last me for a few months. I stocked up on canned goods but did not buy all that was left.
I bought extra of my oatmeal that I eat in the morning (as you get older fibre is not just a good idea, it is a necessity).
I resisted the urge to totally overbuy, but just prepare for when, not if, that edict comes down for everyone to stay indoors for the foreseeable future.
I understood that urge to grab all that you can for you, but I resisted it, because that is the path to the dark side of our humanity, the path to the road warrior future.
I choose the path to unite and work together to solve the problems that face us, no club each other over the head for the last can of beans (or roll of toilet paper . . . yeah, I went there).
Seriously, this current virus, (while serious and must be taken so) will pass, this too shall come and go in our lives.
We will get past this and we will deal with the after effects of it, economic and otherwise. Of this I am certain.
Yet, I like to be prepared, so I bought a bit extra food, for the medium term.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!