Feb 27 2010
At 5am the moon was full and beautiful, and my cat Mr. Squeakers was acting stranger than usual. As I turned on the news it was clear this tsunami was serious. By 5:30am I was leaving the gas station and heading over to the Safeway grocery on Kapahulu Ave. Even at that early hour the store was packed and there were no carts. The lines were snaking through the aisles as sleepy people clad in pajamas were purchasing bottled water, batteries and beer. The first tsunami warning siren went off at 6am while I was in the store. It has been going off every hour since.
I thought to myself, for a potential disaster, everyone is well behaved. People in the store are smiling, helping one another and catching up with old friends. In fact, as I waited in aisle six for over an hour to check out, I met some nice people and I read the latest US Weekly. Did you know that Brangelina are in Italy? So far, tsunami readiness isn’t too bad!Print