By Braddah Lance
Survival is an instinct dat we all have but lies on such a broad spectrum of extremes. There are those who are minimalists, those who overstock and then those who flat out hoard.
Evah since Da Baby came around, I haven't watched any tv (dvr is completely full) and any news I catch is from da radio if/wen I listen to dat too since I rely mostly on mp3's.
Then I barely hear through da radio dat we expecting a direct - near direct - hit of double whammy hurricanes.
Wassup Wit Dat!
Not one, but TWO! How crazy is dat?! We live in a tropical paradise but we all know it's a mattah of wen, not if, dat these natural disasters going strike and unfortunately we got two aiming for us with a vengeance.
I hope all 23 of you reading WWD! are taking precautions to ensure dat you got at least da basic supplies to last a few days: watah, toiletries, flashlights and batteries. Make surah you got your blankets and sheets washed, fill up containers with watah in case da plumbing goes out or gotta bocha outside.
But most of all, NO HOG CHEESE!
We went to Sam's Club last night to avoid da mad rush towards da end of da week and pick up a case of watah, paper towels and toilet paper and I saw people strolling out with cartfuls of watah - waaaaay more than they needed among oddah things dat you know they were ovahstocking like a nuclear war was going to happen and going to be trapped undahground for months.
I was amazed to see people's true human nature become exposed and their perspective of their own survival come to light. There were ohana's dat just pau work late rushing in with their keiki in tow to come to empty pallets yet da carts standing in da long a$$ lines had more than enough for their own biosphere utopia.
For me, it was saddening to see how selfish people can be wen it comes to "survival" and yet we are not in dire straits. Even wen past hurricanes have hit, we weren't in famine. Even wen Hana Road was literally "broken" and unable to enter or exit, people were able to keep on.
C'mon people's! I'd like to think people of dis great state, these great islands dat we were brought up a little different. A lot more heart than oddahs sharing all da aloha we can pour especially during times like dis. Have we succumbed to lose da title of "kama'aina"?