I saw the craziest things happening....People went into the grocery stores with 6 people all grabbing carts and they alone emptied the shelves of all bottled water...even the distilled ones! I saw people buy 4 generators racking out their credit cards....<Many bought 1 or 2 flashlights and may a dozen batteries...Others? Well they went beserk! Buying all kinds of things. Now to be honest, I went just to see what, If anything, I might need or had overlooked...my wife was upset that I'd bought extra TP and some bottled water in the 2.5 gallon sizes....but she learned later on that water doesn't go bad in a few days, and she liked buying it to cook with all the time anyway,....So she learned that she just saved a trip or two to the store and since I paid for eveything, she also learned to keep her mouth shut..Free is good! Never another complaint! She was not real happy about the 4 kerosene lanterns I had bought some time earlier, and now I had to buy kerosene for...BUT, when the power went out 2 times for 4 days in a row, and she had light in the toilet, the kitchen, the bedroom, and the patio...There were NO more complaints! Like when I had picked up an old AM/FM radio, missing the antenna, at a local goodwill store for $5. She raised cain! ( It was a $100 radio!) When the storms hit and everything went silent, she loved the fact that a metal clothes hanger made a great antenna, and she could at least hear local weather reports and some music! The same thing when I bought a small 4 inch screen dc tv that ran on the car battery...She was absolutely livid that I had spent $20 on such "junk". Changed her tune when she could see tv and her programs...! (Best $19.99 I ever spent!) I learned to keep peace in the old home front, just by pacifying the wife! Me, well I learned that people are very strange and unpredictable, especially when things go sideways on them...Maybe it's fear or panic, but it's weird, and they can be dangerous. Kids, they don't care! it's all FUN and GAMES! But when it comes to the Adults: sheesh! It all reminded me of the night when Johnny Carson jokingly said that there was going to be a toilet paper shortage....NOW that was beyond FUNNY! The people in California literally destroyed the stores, to get all the TP they could carry! Poor Johhny,he had to get on the next night and explain: "IT was ONLY a JOKE"! I wonder to this day, just how many people had stocked up enough TP to be set for life? Aurthur Godfrey said it best: People are funny!