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Since nothing else worked, those people who were stuck were forced to use the store ATM that would charge them to withdraw money. They weren't happy but they got in line and started to get the cash they needed. Until the ATM froze up.
Originally posted by desertdreamer
Previously you stated that the power was knocked out......how were they using the ATM in the store if there was no power?
Originally posted by Helig
I wonder how many of those folks who flipped out would consider stockpiling necessities beyond the normal 2 week amount now that they have seen first hand what it does to people when they can't get their groceries? Excellent example of a personal/local level incident(the most likely on the threat-probability-matrix) and how it changes people, now I can only hope they learned from the experience!
Originally posted by Pluto64Now what if the power was off for one week? Can’t buy food at the store. Food in the fridge would go bad. Can’t buy any gas.or get cash out of the ATM machine.
Most people don’t have even 3-4 days worth of food at home, nor do they have any cash on hand either. In this case people will turn into animals to steal what little is left. Just basic human nature I guess.