Could I be a "Food Hoarder"?
Feb. 20, 2012 2:47 pm
Updated: Dec. 9, 2012 10:43 am
Hello my name is Rotorwife and I have a problem! I am a food hoarder!
Not the kind of hoarder that has half eaten cans of food and trash all over their house, but the kind of obsession that forces me to have extra jars, cans, boxes of whatever food it might be....just in case I run out of whatever it is I think I might need.
If I get halfway through a jar of pickles and don't have a backup, I go into panic mode. If we use half the milk in the carton I'm already planning my trip to the grocery store to get the backup carton. In my mind I think....what if we have a freak storm
and all of the electricity goes out and the stores don't open? What if the entire banking system goes down and my ATM card won't work...what will I do then? What if there is a rice shortage again? Would this mean that I can never have fried rice? What if
I wake up in the morning planning to make pancakes and my husband wants yogurt instead?
You would think that I'm worried about feeding a large family but my son is grown and in college so it's just my husband and I. How do I stop this crazy obsession? What could possibly happen to me if I ran out of maple syrup? Would I just cease to exist?
Turn to dust? Is there some sort of vitamin deficiency I could suffer if I went 3 or 4 days without bacon?
I guess I should be grateful that my crazy behavior isn't harmful to anyone but myself, but gosh it would be nice to be like some of you AR users who shop their pantry or freezer every once in a while to stay on a budget. I do use my oldest foods first
so I don't waste too much money but I know that I could definitely be more frugal if I could beat this craziness.
Has anyone out there ever been on the brink of extinction due to a shortage of bow tie pasta?