As we battened down the hatches for the wild winds, snow, rain etc that the past few days has delivered to the entire Maritime region of Canada we received the usual advisory from the folks at the Island Emergency Preparedness Centre. We made sure we had all the necessities they suggested – water, milk, flashlight, candles, matches, and our supply of StormChips. For some reason that self-evident (to us at least) phrase puzzled a goodly number of people we know. If like some of the smaller communities in Nova Scotia you are still in the dark I suggest you click on the link for an explanation.
Their innocent queries did bring to mind dear Fran, late of the Kids in the Hall. I fear someone would not only need to explain StormChips to her but explain that Ketchup flavoured chips* were not the work of the Devil.
*Yes Tiffany they are a thing here in Canada and for some reason desirable during a winter storm.