The supermarket was unusually packed for a Wednesday afternoon. This day is usually quiet before the Thursday shabbos rush. As soon as I entered the parking lot I drove into a jam and had to wait for cars to maneuver before finding a quiet spot to park.
Inside the store shoppers' carts were overflowing and cashiers were rushing to open additional stations. It occurred to me that people may be buying their dairy supplies for the nine days and I did in fact see lots of traffic in the milchig aisle. I always wonder why people panic and swap so many recipes for the 9 days, do they really eat meat every day of the week during the rest of the year?
I didn't think so.