Monday, May 04, 2009

Panic! At the Discount Store

So, with the all-clear about to be sounded and the pandemic winding down, queretanos are, of course, starting to panic (at least according to the local media we're reading from 2800 miles away). Seems that as soon as the government makes a recommendation like "don't go mobbing the supermarkets," everyone goes running out at the same time to stock up on bottled water and canned goods - resulting in an enormous mob of people crammed together in a confined space, quickly and efficiently passing the H1N1 virus back and forth among themselves.

Coming up: A run on gun shops! Stay tuned.

2 comments:

Jorge Arturo said...

I just went to the supermarket, everything was fine and calm, it is just another little to report of the local media, even the photo in the report shows on panic at all.

I bought some tortillas to eat this enclosure days, in which I receive more party invitations than any other weekend.

Anonymous said...

Every day in the so-called epidemic the comment of a friend, who calls the World Health Organization, the World Hysteria Organization, seems more and more appropriate.