Maybe it was just the fact that, with the calendar officially clicking over into December, all shopping restraint gets tossed by the wayside. Maybe it was the blizzard warnings that we have been hearing all weekend, the certainty of being pounded mercilessly with snow and wind and ice. Maybe it was just the final dregs of all that Black Friday nonsense dragging people from their beds and into the stores.
All I know is that there were far too many people at the grocery store today. Sure, canned Christmas music may have been piped through the PA system, but the hohoho factor was a trifle negligible. Judging from the piled-high grocery carts snaking around the checkout area, most of the population of the south-end of Calgary is ready for snowmageddon. Or the zombie apocalypse, whichever comes first.