TigerWu
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March 14th, 2020 at 11:32:03 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Has anybody ever
seen a man freak out over TP?



Oh, clearly you've never been in the military... haha
Gialmere
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March 14th, 2020 at 11:33:45 AM permalink
I wouldn't say the people are stupid. They're panicked. And who can blame them with all the fearmongering going on?
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bobbartop
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March 14th, 2020 at 11:56:06 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

I wouldn't say the people are stupid. They're panicked. And who can blame them with all the fearmongering going on?




Our shelves are not empty yet. The people of Venezuela have had empty shelves at the store for more than a few years. They have been living the nightmare. I am not in a panic yet but truthfully, I am very nervous. And what happens if they run out of my anxiety medication?
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
rxwine
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March 14th, 2020 at 1:41:24 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

I wouldn't say the people are stupid. They're panicked. And who can blame them with all the fearmongering going on?



I donít believe Iíve heard too much fear mongering. A likely event is not fear mongering. Nor is a fact, even if it is a terrible fact.

Of course people are free to overreact to the actual facts. However, being worried about the risk of a vulnerable family member is not an inappropriate reaction.
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EvenBob
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March 14th, 2020 at 2:59:36 PM permalink
Where the schadenfreud comes in is when
the millions who aren't in on this hoarding
go to the store, They're out home and
every store is sold out. Ahhhh, schaden...
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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March 14th, 2020 at 3:06:22 PM permalink
My brother sent me pics from
the local Walmart today. It
was picked bare, clean as a
whistle. All the bread, canned
goods, fresh meat, cheese,
potatoes and onions, pet food,
water, most of the frozen
entree's, baby food, condiments,
salty snacks, totally bare. The
pics made me very sad.

I just went 10 days ago and don't
have to go till the 26th. I've been
stockpiling pet food for 2 weeks
and have 20 16# bags of cat food
and 300 cans of cat food. All delivered
from online. They were almost out
yesterday, of the cheap stuff anyway.

I can always eat anything but cats
have a very specific diet. They totally
rely on me, they came first.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
petroglyph
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rawtuff
March 14th, 2020 at 3:10:23 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

It's the women. If you've ever lived
with a woman, you soon find out
that running out of their fave TP
is a nightmare they do not want
to face. Men don't care, we'll use
an old newspaper or a paper towel.
My wife always has 2 dozen rolls
of HER BRAND on hand so she can
sleep at night. Has anybody ever
seen a man freak out over TP?
It's not something we give a great
deal of thought to.

There was a period during my youth when colored toilet paper was in vogue. My mom put yellow and pink tissue in the lavs. That's when I learned how terribly allergic my anus is to the dye they use in coloring tp. My anus was swollen badly.

Since then, I have worked in several paper mills and learned how many caustic chemicals it takes to make paper white, add a few more to make paper pink or yellow. Haven't seen colored tissue in years. Thank god.

Sphincter rules the body.
petroglyph
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March 14th, 2020 at 3:12:42 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Where the schadenfreud comes in is when
the millions who aren't in on this hoarding
go to the store, They're out home and
every store is sold out. Ahhhh, schaden...

Enjoy. I just checked, I have three rolls.
darkoz
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March 14th, 2020 at 3:21:26 PM permalink
I have been laughed at by my friends and family because I never steal the towels in hotels HOWEVER I always take the toilet paper. They always leave an extra unwrapped role so I purloin it.

If I stay two or three days sometimes I come home with a roll for each day

And I stay in a lot of hotels

And I commemorate this by building a toilet paper tower in my bathroom. Several feet high pyramids of unopened toilet paper rolls.

Look who's laughing now
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AZDuffman
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March 14th, 2020 at 3:30:12 PM permalink
I had enough TP hoarded that I did not have to buy for over a year. I still have 1-2 months left. Set. Will buy more at the sales in a month when the supply chain is filled.

Two grocery stores today. I probably have enough food for 1-2 weeks but want to set up for 2-4, which I usually had but was rotating old stuff out as winter broke. I think it is all overreaction, but empty shelves are empty shelves.

The bigger grocer was picked clean of TP, chicken, and ground meat. But you could buy tenderloin beef if you wanted. I got some of the "premium" frozen chicken as hey I still need to make lunch. Not a potato left in produce. It was not "The Day After" as lots of stuff on lots of shelves but short of a few things.

You want to live on beans and rice, have at it. I prefer a full meal.

The other store we had to stop as my mother wanted a brand of sauerkraut (yech.) They had all the potatoes you wanted. They are a less popular store. They were otherwise about the same, not Venezuela but out of plenty of things.

Rumors were the cops had to be called at a local Aldi over canned goods, other rumors were that it was exaggerated.

At least one casino closes at midnight. Word is the other is dead. Closing one was quiet but not dead.

At the moment the grocery stores are a glorified snow scare rush. Restaurants have salt and pepper off the tables. Lots of weird little things. Monday awaits.
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