Grocers prepare for a 2nd wave of panic buying – you should, too…

Remember those long lines and bare shelves?

The hoarding began slowly in spring as forward-thinking shoppers snapped up masks and hand sanitizer. But once Americans realized the pandemic was serious, they emptied stores of just about everything, from toilet paper to canned soup.

With an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases this fall, panic buying could return as worries of a second lockdown spread. Retailers say they’re already seeing the signs and are hopeful they’ll be ready.

Useful article. None of this affected my wife and me much. We’re hermits, anyway. At least by American standards. We go to town once a week…couple hours round trip to two grocers.

We have always maintained backups for dry goods, favorite canned goods. That’s what pantries are for. I grew up on the New England coast. I love all quality-canned seafood.

Two juveniles break into a bank

Juvenile raccoons, that is…

…A pair of young raccoons were spotted inside a branch of the Peninsula Bank when a client saw the mischievous animals while withdrawing money from the ATM outside in the early morning.
At first, the man thought the raccoons were merely a pair of stuffed animals. But he quickly realized that they were actually wild animals rummaging through the bank’s empty office.

Once news of the furry bandits reached bank officials, they called in animal rescuers from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.

By the time the rescue team arrived at the bank, the two juvenile raccoons had already caused a mess. Trash cans had been turned over, paper documents were all over the floor, and a computer monitor was even knocked down. The bandits themselves had made their way into the office breakroom where they found their loot: a tin of almond cookies.

Photos were taken from the ATM where a customer making an after-hours deposit noticed the intruders inside the bank.