Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chaos at the grocery store




Today the curfews lifted from 10am to 5pm so that people could go get groceries. Remember that everything happened so fast, that people were not able to prepare themselves for days of food. My roommates and I left right at 10, knowing that there would be a lot of people, but I truly did not imagine that it would be as insane as it was. Traffic, even getting to the grocery stores, was terrible. Once we got there (around 10:30) we got food as fast as we could, pushing through people, and doing our best to find what we needed. There were no carts or baskets, so we grabbed empty boxes left from the shelves and carried them. At 11:00 we got in line. This was the worst part of the whole shopping experience. We waited 4 hours in the line. There were so many people buying so many things that it took forever. Instead of a line going right to a cashier, we weaved in and out of the aisles until we finally got to the cash register. We were glad we got there when we did, because by the time we were halfway through the line (2 hours after waiting) there were a lot of things gone. There was no more bread, milk, tomatoes, etc. Rumors are flying that the curfew will be extended until the end of the week, but really no one knows.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Karen!

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/09/23/courting_disaster_in_honduras

Interesting analysis. Miss you muchisimo... see you soon :)!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/09/23/courting_disaster_in_honduras
Trying this again!

Kim said...

Those pictures are crazy!!!! yikes!!!