Microwave Meltdown

On my way home from GMU tonight, I stopped at the Safeway at Braddock and King in Alexandria to pick up a few things. I had the idea of buying a few microwave dinners. When I got to the Healthy-Choice/Lean Cuisine aisle (which is a long aisle) I was met by nothing but empty freezers. I thought, well maybe the power was out earlier and all the meals were being saved in some meat-locker in the back. But then I noticed that there was a 4-fer sale on Healthy-Choice and Lean Cuisine dinners. I couldn’t believe that there would such a huge run on frozen dinners that a super-market would run-out. (I never go to the super-market so excuse my ignorance if this happens often)

Ultimately I discovered 4 dinged-up, pathertic little boxes wayyyy in the back of a freezer. Just enough to get the 4-fer sale price.

Driving home on Braddock I discovered that the homes along its entire length are without power. Assuming these are the folks who shop at that Safeway – I am just picturing thousands of melting microwave dinners and a legion of diet fanatics panicking because they have no power to the microwave any of these meals to salvage them.

Then I worried that I may be in the same situation when I got home. But alas as I turned onto my street I discovered once again that my neighbors and I live on the “cul-de-sac of invincibilty” and our power was still on amidst a sea of black-out.

I swear a nuclear attack could EMP all of NoVA and we would still be up and running over here.

3 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 11:28 pm

    Oh I love me some frozen dinners. Those 1lb Hugry Man dinners are the best. Next up are Boston Market and Marie Callenders. Lean Cuisine is actually kinda sparse on the food but high in fat & salt. Best to chase them with an apple or a beer to cancel out the salt kick.

  2. chris (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 1:17 pm

    The Marie Callender’s meat loaf dinner tops my list, followed closely by the southern fried chicken breast with the separate gravy pack.

  3. darpino (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 1:21 pm

    Marie Callenders are indeed the best.

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