The Hoarders Are Coming! 4 Things That Might Fly Off Shelves Soon
"The hoarders are coming! The hoarders are coming!" - Pauleesha Revere
I'm not trying to sound like a worry wart, but I'm seeing some signs that folks are going to start hoarding stuff again, and I don't like it!
WHAT MAKES ME THINK PEOPLE ARE ABOUT TO START HOARDING AGAIN
If you haven't heard about the destruction that has been Hurricane Ida, the gale force winds have impacted transports originating in the Gulf Coast. This impact is resulting in delays in shipping out gasoline for cars, deliveries of other goods and produce. These delays will inevitably make their way across the country, affecting our neck of the woods here in the Pacific Northwest. I will also mention the fact that the weather's about to start getting cold and people are going to start stocking up on certain items because they want to make as few trips to the store as possible!
WILL YAKIMA START HOARDING STUFF AGAIN?
Here's a list of things I think people are about to start hoarding up on within the next two weeks:
Our gas prices are going to start creeping back up beyond what they are already doing because oil rigging companies have had to shut down due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida . We are going to be price-gouged out of our eyeballs at the gas pump if we aren't careful. You might want to fill up your tanks now while the price of a gallon is still rather low!
Just like we had with the summer heat wave, we're about to get a blistery cold fall and winter. At least, that's what the Farmer's Almanac predicts. My pre-arthritis bones predict the same thing too. Better get a heater now before the prices go up and before they go flying off the shelves. By then it will be too late!
I noticed during the beginnings of the pandemic all the grocery stores ran out of yeast. I thought it was just the one grocer that I go to all the time, Safeway. Then I went to Rosauers and they were out of instant yeast. Then I went to Wray's Thriftway and THEY were out, too. It was sheer madness. Apparently, everybody and their great-grandma were at home trying to make homemade sourdough breads and banana breads and what not. I am predicting an instant yeast shortage is looming on the horizon, so you better stock up!
I think the last toilet paper shortage lead to an abundance of stores keeping them in reserves but you never know when the next TP Shortage is going to happen. The winter is coming so you might want to stock up on the TP now before you run out and get forced to use up all those Taco Bell napkins you've been stashing in your glove compartment.
We faced a heat wave during the summer of '21 and greedy grinches everywhere started hoarding up all the bottled water. I saw one of my neighbors coming home with two Costco-sized cases of bottled water the other day and I said, "AHA! SO NOW I KNOW WHERE TO GO WHEN I NEED ALL THE WATER BOTTLES!" I didn't call him a jerk to his face, but you can best believe it was on the tip of my tongue.
A few other things to keep your eyes on for potential hoarding in the next couple of weeks include Seahawks fabric and fleece at Joann's, blue and green nail polish in the beauty aisles, beer, and Totino's Pizza Rolls, but that's just because football season is about to start. Ha!
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