Posted by ESC on February 22, 2008 at 10:50:
First there was the "milk and bread syndrome." (See below.) Now there is the French Toast Alert System.
"The French Toast Alert System has been developed in consultation with local and federal emergency officials to help you determine when to panic and rush to the store to buy milk, eggs and bread." http://www.universalhub.com/french-toast
BREAD AND MILK SYNDROME - The urge to rush to the store and stock up on provisions when the weatherman predicts a winter storm. From a Byron Crawford column, Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal, Dec. 6, 2002.