Houston, we’re disappointed in you. Rush-hour traffic starts at 3 p.m., but yet – in the midst of a hurricane that could have us held up in our homes for who knows how long (read: a couple of hours) – Spec’s Liquor Store was pretty empty at 3:30 p.m..
“I think about 5 p.m.” says manager Joseph Kemble of when he expects the rush to come. Spec’s will be open until 9 p.m. tonight and opens again at 10 a.m. for all those whose bosses already told them not to show up to work tomorrow.
Kemble said he brought in an extra 15 pounds of water today and has already sold two palettes. We’ve been through a few hurricane scares before, so our first priority wasn’t bottles and bottles of bottled water.
We’re planning on waiting Edouard out with Mr. Collins, Tom Collins.
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Shopper Tim Cassady agrees.
“Not even remotely [worried],” says the Continental Airlines employee who still has to report to work tomorrow at downtown headquarters. Cassady was carting away four bottles of wine and some fruits and vegetables, but says these were just things he needed.
Here’s hoping he doesn’t have to start rationing those reds and whites any time soon.
– Dusti Rhodes