Observation: Silicon Valley, CA One Safeway... Bottled Water Sold Out

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Was just down at the local Safeway store about 2:00 p.m. Extremely busy, long lines. Bottled water shelf was completely stripped. One shopper was asking a stock person if there was any more in back. He replied... Were completely out. This is unusual.

The canned goods isle had about half their normal supplies. An oddity? Almost all the tooth brushes were gone. Go figure.

A close relative stopped by CostCo yesterday and noticed that as they were unloading huge palates of bottled water, people were rapidly snapping them up.

(California Wine was still well stocked).


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 31, 1999



forget the water, go for the wine! Kendall Jackson Chardonnay should go down well tonight.


-- Ed Yourdon (ed@yourdon.com), December 31, 1999.

Sounds like armageddon is coming. Glad you made it home safe before the looters got you.

-- (Y2K@watcher.com), December 31, 1999.

I take it that its the Safeway on North Santa Cruz. Was in L>G> for Christmas as I still have lots of family there. Take Care there in Monte Serno.

Just A

Peace Farmer

-- Peace Farmer (peace-farmer@usa.net), December 31, 1999.

Ed, you should know better. try 83 or 85 Ridge Cabernet. That is if you can find it.

Just a

Peace Farmer

-- Peace Farmer (peace-farmer@usa.net), December 31, 1999.

Speaking of California wines, we've got a couple of bottles of Korbel waiting to get cracked open!

(UTC moments away...)

-- (pshannon@sangersreview.com), December 31, 1999.

Avoid imbibing JD if you're operating heavy machinery which lowers time balls.

-- dinosaur (dinosaur@williams-net.com), December 31, 1999.

Stopped in at the local Safeway and noticed things a bit crazy. Went to get a loaf of sourdough bread (friend's coming for dinner) and motrin (sick child). No problem w/the meds, but bread was in short supply (had to get a sourdough baguette instead of the large loaf I usually get - or it would have been a 45 min. wait). Speaking w/the head of the bread dept., she told me that bread had sold out every day for the past week - something she hasn't seen in the 2 years she's been w/the store.

Another person told my that TOP foods would be closed tomorrow (apparently a first for them) because of computer problems - no interface? Local Fred Meyer's was also supposed to be busy, with 25 minute waits in check out lines.

Glad I prepper early, but now don't think I'll need some of the stuff immediately (nice to have handy though - know I'll use them up over time).

-- Phread (lurking@y2k.com), December 31, 1999.

Dittos, forget the water just give me the wine! WalMart was stripped of water (they've been out for 2 days now), ammo almost gone, no candles, no propane, only demo cook stoves left. Almost every basket had TP and paper towels. Foods 4 Less had bottled water, they just got a shipment in and people were buying like crazy. They had plenty of TP and chili - I guess the two go together. Cars lined up at gas stations and fast foods restaurants. I guess people were getting their Big Mac fix before the roll over. Got my scanner and I hope my puter doesn't take a dive. Have a safe and Happy New Years.

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), December 31, 1999.

Ed, Why? Does it go good with crow?

*evil grin*

tell your buddy Steveie I said sorry, there's no room in the gulch for him.

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), December 31, 1999.


I guess people in Phoenix listen to CNN. Last night at 6 pm at COSTCO there was a mob scene...I bought the last 3 boxes of Saltine crackers, and amid dozens of empty crates there were meybe 3 or 4 packs of D cells.

Today, 2 hours before they closed, they were COMPLETELY restocked, and everything was back to normal. WOW!

-- K. Stevens (kstevens@ It's ALL gone away several hours ago.com), December 31, 1999.

My dear Cherri

Dear Lady, there you go! Shooting from the hip again! You know very well, that the actual test will come (for the soft ware) on the 3rd of January. And the embeds will not be tested untill the pipe lines, chemical plants, manufactoring plants,oil refineries etc. are all allowed to be brought back on line (Remember your ladyship! They where for the most part removed from service and shut down to avoid y2k roll over). And thusly, for all intents and purposes, do not exhist (since they ae not in opeation). And so there forth they cannot fail (untill they are brough back on line to face 01/01/2000).

So, my Lady; be a lady! And abide your time, hold your antisipation of being herald as the great Sage you so want to be. Untill the actual time for the contemplated disasters has actually passed. Your exhuberance does your ego little good, and you pesonality none.


-- Shakey (in_a_bunker@forty.feet), December 31, 1999.

I Love America...ohmigod, you had to get a baguette instead of a large loaf. Remember, CNN ain't hanging out with the kids going to sleep cold and hungry in many parts of the world (they not part of the ad base).

Let's hope people STAY STOCKED for future unforseen events and be glad Y2K was (for the most part) caught in time.

-- Inever (inevercheckmy@onebox.com), December 31, 1999.


You are right, I need to wait till the states roll over before I count my chickens. Opening of business Monday will tell more also.

Just frustrated for being called names when all I was trying to do was ease people's minds with the beinifit of my experience. I will see speak Monday...

-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), January 01, 2000.

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