Supermarket lines were "holiday" long last Friday and Saturday pending the arrival of Hurricane Irene. Leaving the "Emergency List" to the last minute one discovered that a portable radio was no where to be found at Radio Shack which really didn't matter as the racks there and Duane Reade and any other vendor imaginable were already cleared of batteries. A flashlight?! First Aid Kit?! In your dreams! A hard lesson learned from a defenseless survivor and from now on I promise to heed my inner Boy Scout and "Be Prepared" especially now that the shelves are once again amply stocked and the lines are short!
Laurence P. Mitchell