In preparation of potential supply-chain disruptions due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), after today's weightlifting excursion, together with my Right-Hand-Man I made a Target run. There I procured some non-perishable foodstuffs: a box of protein bars, a box of granola bars, a small bag of Jack-links beef jerky. That's on top of my box and tupperware of raisin bran, my 24+ cans of Coca-Cola and my few cans of Sprite.
I think I'm ready for the potential weeks of shortages. Hey if we end up skirting this outbreak, I always have backup snackage. That's what I call sitting in the catbird seat. Better safe than sorry.
Just as in economic theory where saving is delayed consumption, stored consumption is advanced savings.
The pricetag on the order was small; so, I used some some cash that I squirreled away (conserving my debit account for foreseen speed dating events in the future). Id est, savings as delayed consumption.