The Great Bread Panic of '01

bread panic panel jeff and jen on tv

Last week marked the 2-year anniversary of the Great Bread Panic of '01 (pronounced "ought-one") AND of our debut on Providence local television.

There was a big storm a'comin' and New Englanders were getting stocked up before they got socked in. Jeff and I just happened to be in the Shaws supermarket when we bumped into Channel 10 reporter, Brian Crandall, and his cameraman. Sure, we'd answer some questions.
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For the record, I had several pithy comments of my own, but unfortunately, they hit the cutting room floor. Jeff's moment in the spotlight was a classic. In fact, we met people a year later who, after hearing us tell the story, said "that was YOU!?"

Also for the record, as it turned out, we got 5 inches of snow total before it changed over to rain and washed away. Those bread-hoarders must have felt pretty silly.