As usual this recent power failure has brought out the worst in people. Some gas stations had increased the price to $1.10 within hours of the power going off. One store was selling cases of bottled water for $40.00. I certainly hope the public remember these businesses and boycott them in the future.
At the grocery stores people where coming out with cart loads of bottled water. It should have been one per customer.
My husband works at Canadian Tire and he said some people were buying cart loads of batteries and and instead of taking one lantern or flashlight or propane
canister were taking all that was on the shelf. Greedy!
One woman actually had the nerve to rant and complain to management that the store wasn't prepared for this as they were running out of the "essentials". DUH as if the store knew it was coming or that some people would buy everything on the shelf. Obviously she wasn't prepared either!
I guess it takes all kinds. Personally I feel the elderly should have had first grabs at lighting
and bottled water. Also people in apartments or people with very young babies.
They were asking that non essential stores and malls remain closed with lighting
and air-conditioning off. Did any? NOPE, all the big malls and stores were open with air on full. Tell me what anyone needs to clothing shop or electronic shop for during a power outage. Meanwhile they tell homeowners to not use AC or dryers but we watch everything else needlessly gobbling up the power!!!!!
I think the ice storm taught the powers to be nothing. Despite all the planning they did after the ice storm the city was no more prepared for this than they were 5 years ago.
We bought one bag of milk, our AC is off, computer on at times. We are surviving just fine.
Sorry everyone, I just had to rant.