Costco and the End of the World

The Impotence of Being Earnest

Costco is now selling emergency food. This is apparently the top of the line, a four person one year supply – or just over 30,000 servings of such delicious essentials as cans and cans of freeze dried potato “chunks.” When I first came across these products in one of the store’s monthly flyers, I thought “what kind of wackadoo buys this?” Thanks to the New York Times, I now know. They’re called preppers because the old term, hoarding paranoiacs, wasn’t snappy enough. With that out of the way, I have some other pressing questions.

If you are into this sort of thing, how do you decide what to buy? It seems risky to settle for 491 servings of pinto beans when you can get 621 servings of lentils for a measly two bucks more. I wonder if somewhere there’s a prepper convinced that his 39 pounds of beans in a…

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About jordanjaybrodsky

I'm a emotionally, spiritually, and physically fit resident of our crazy pebble-of-a-planet. A spiritual being enjoying a human experience. A recovered alcoholic active in my recovery community, I share my experiences and thoughts in hopes that something I offer makes a difference in someone's life. Or at least makes someone smile. Thanks for letting me share of myself. I appreciate the opportunity.
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