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Bread & milk syndrome

Posted by ESC on December 06, 2002

In Reply to: Bread & milk syndrome posted by James Briggs on December 06, 2002

: : 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.

: That happens often in the UK prior to longish national holidays, such as Christmas. The size of the shopping trollies is such as to make you think the world is coming to an end!

It's funny in view of the fact (in the U.S. at least) that many of us would benefit from a few days on short rations.