*I work as a manager in a large grocery store*
We lost power in the whole city last night, 6 hours until we managed to get a generator running. And at that point we were the only building with power for as much as I saw with a 20 minute drive home. So we were lucky.
Even so, the amount of loss we have is incredible, I can’t imagine other stores that were still without power.
Yeah, I always think about situations like that when people complain about price gouging with e.g. the price of generators spiking before a natural disaster. Yeah, it sucks to have to pay a lot more for a generator but, at the same time, there are people/stores that could use that generator to prevent so much waste.
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