AUGUST 29, 2011, 8:46 P.M. ET
In Hurricane Irene’s wake, buyer’s remorse
NEW YORK — People along the East Coast gave thanks when the storm passed by Sunday and inflicted relatively little harm. But by Monday morning, they were complaining.
Some were annoyed that they’d braved long lines to buy batteries and canned goods that they didn’t end up needing. Others were in stores demanding refunds on the extra flashlights, tarps and even junk food they’d snapped up. Many were planning to host post-hurricane parties to get rid of all the extra food they bought, or were preparing to sell their unwanted stuff on eBay.
Just remember folks, every disaster does not come with several days’ notice.