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Food & Shelter If the supermarket electrical systems couldn't work for ten days, what might happen?
Consider refrigeration, lighting, timekeeping, inventory, security systems, cashier functions.
-- Jan Nickerson (Y2KConnect@aol.com), January 09, 1999
I'm going to assume that this these supermarket electrical systems aren't working for the same reason my house electricals don't work -- no power from the grid.
The Harris Teeter where we shop has two access points. We could make one door the entry and the other the exit. You go in through the door one way, single file - follow the guy in front of you. At the end of each check out counter (maybe twelve) is a person who fills your order. One counter has canned goods, another has rice, beans, another has jugs of drinking water...
You get your essential food needs met and it could be done quickly. The weather is mild today (January 9, 1999). I don't know how it would be if it was cold outside.
-- Critt Jarvis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 09, 1999.