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It's ridiculous that everyone's buying up all
the toilet paper

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 3/15/2020 7:43:18 AM

This makes the second week that I have been unable to purchase toilet paper. At first, I was mind-boggled that anyone thought it was necessary to buy every roll in sight, then that so many people think it is essential to buy out the shelves. I try to keep around enough reserves that I don't need to worry if I can't buy for two weeks, but yes, I'm running out. I understand that people fear being in quarantine for two weeks or a month over WuFlu fears, and wanting their personal supply to last. That weighs on their minds — not the alleged lethality of the current coronavirus,


Last night, my local Wally's resembled an early 90's Soviet grocery store with all of the empty shelves! A lot of people are going to wake up from their panic after this is all over and wonder why the heck they bought so much water and toilet paper and then what they are going to do with it all!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man 3/15/2020 7:52:47 AM (No. 346786)
I still have a roll of TP which has Barry Soetoro’s face on every square. He’s not worthy of my bum, so I never gave him the honor. Maybe I’ll sell it on ebay to the highest bidder.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq 3/15/2020 7:58:00 AM (No. 346791)
Church was cancelled this morning. After I take my exercise, I may head to Wally World to reconnoiter and pick up a pack. If there is any.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: udanja99 3/15/2020 7:59:13 AM (No. 346794)
Headline correction... It’s ridiculous that everyone is buying up all of everything.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/15/2020 8:23:40 AM (No. 346817)
We've become a nation of sheeple.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo 3/15/2020 8:26:59 AM (No. 346819)
It's not just stupidly scared sheeple at work. The object is to create the 'scenery' of a cataclysm. The Dems and their backers have for decades believed they could lie us into compliance. Make us believe we needed them and their policies to be safe. But lately, it's been failing, so they are trying to set up another lie. They believe their problem is the window dressings. They have to tweak it a bit, so you can bet there are warehouses here and there where literally pallets of goods - like toilet paper - are being stockpiled to create shortages in an effort to create panick. They really DO think we are stupid, and just need the right well crafted lie, to get us under control again.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: berthabutt 3/15/2020 8:28:01 AM (No. 346821)
No. 'We' are not sheep, but we have a dang clear view of them. Be Not Afraid! You're welcome.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 3/15/2020 8:36:46 AM (No. 346829)
You're running out, Sam? Now who is ridiculous? You can always use the centuries-old muslim method of cleaning your hiney with fingers of the left hand and some water.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365 3/15/2020 8:38:18 AM (No. 346831)
Mischief Night in October is going to be messy, with every tree, lamppost, fence and yard covered with TP. And it won’t be that cheap single ply but the expensive two ply which is harder to remove if it rains. I predicf long return lines of people with carts of TP by April 15th. And outraged responses “You couldn’t expect me to actually save receipts in that panic.”
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Reply 9 - Posted by: judy 3/15/2020 8:50:41 AM (No. 346851)
I'm going to Walmart & Food Lion today..who knows what I will encounter???The media needs to cool it for a few days. Apple & Nike closed all their stores???Weird reactions! I remember when people acted this way over cabbage patch dolls , beanie babies , water, bread, milk ...but never toilet paper? I wonder who started the conversation there would be a toilet paper shortage???
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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter 3/15/2020 9:09:38 AM (No. 346877)
At my local grocery yesterday, making my weekly grocery run, I was amazed to find no pasta or beans, no tp, paper towels or tissue, no flour or sugar or cornmeal, very few remaining cans of soup or vegetables, no sanitizer (I can understand that), very little hand soap, the milk was almost gone as was most of the bread. What is the matter with people? We are not going to die and we are not going to be confined to our homes for longer than a four-pack of toilet paper and two rolls of paper towels. I have no explanation as to why people are panicked about running out of spaghetti/macaroni, ziti, etc. Tain't funny, McGee.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/15/2020 9:10:16 AM (No. 346879)
I moved from Central Maine to Central Florida a few years back, and each has its own natural disasters which occur from time to time. As a matter of convenience, I keep a pantry and freezer stocked with about a month's worth of staples. 2 cases of coffee pods arrived yesterday, and if the State requires me to stay home, I'm all good. This should be the plan for anyone, anywhere. From snowstorms to hurricanes there are just certain things you should keep on hand.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MattMusson 3/15/2020 9:23:04 AM (No. 346891)
Americans are currently buying groceries at a rate 30% HIGHER than DEC 23RD! (The annual largest grocery purchasing day of the year.) Stores literally cannot get enough trucks from the warehouse to the retailer. So, they are prioritizing. And, for the same space on the truck you can ship 40 cases of Canned Goods or 15 cases of toilet paper. So, they are sending less toilet paper. Look for Grocery Stores near you to start closing early to catch up.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lftrn97 3/15/2020 9:30:42 AM (No. 346900)
It's the Democrats fault since the obviously have to manage a much greater volume and out of both ends.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: edgar 3/15/2020 9:49:59 AM (No. 346930)
Saw this on the internet, so it must be true. This explains the hoarding of tp: When one person sneezes, 100 people $h!+
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/15/2020 9:50:47 AM (No. 346931)
I was at a big box home improvement store Friday and went to use the restroom. Outside the restroom entry was an employee with a knife cutting rolls of that blue paper shop rag material into toilet paper-sized rolls. I kid you not. Yesterday this same store featured pallets of off-brand TP at the door...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cvarga 3/15/2020 9:51:34 AM (No. 346933)
I saw a lady in a local supermarket who was upset because there was no toilet paper. I told her you can't eat toilet paper and she said that at least she would have something to trade for food if it came to that. No joke.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: franq 3/15/2020 9:53:01 AM (No. 346935)
Just got back from Wally World, or should I now dub it - Bernie World. It is a moderate-sized SuperCenter. Toilet paper: none. Paper towels: none. House brand napkins (400 ct): three packs. I bought one. Any port in a storm. If I were a liberal agitprop, I would be rubbing my hands together. With sanitizer, of course. Canned shelves and spaghetti sauce severely depleted. Also signs posting reduced store hours. It's going to be an interesting Spring.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Calico Al 3/15/2020 10:24:38 AM (No. 346967)
It's a big boost for the toilet paper industry. The trouble is when the scare is all over some people won't have to buy any for 10 years.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bpl40 3/15/2020 10:32:28 AM (No. 346977)
For the blissfully semiliterate. The virus is spelt C-O-R- O-N-A. Not C-H-O-L-E-R-A.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Toledo 3/15/2020 10:34:37 AM (No. 346979)
I bought a cheap attachable bidet and hardly need TP at all.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: kono 3/15/2020 10:52:50 AM (No. 346995)
How many of us bought every incandescent light bulb we could find when THOSE started to get scarce? I can't even imagine trying to get by without t.p., and was thrilled to see a package of my preferred brand remaining, by itself, on the shelf at my local Walgreens on Friday morning (I waited until I ran out before going to the store, as usual). The instinct to stock-up on supplies for an anticipated apocalyptic event or other disaster seems like one of the more universal features of human nature.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: fayebeck 3/15/2020 11:19:29 AM (No. 347014)
I always look at the bright side of things. With the Americans who rise to the occasion out in public being jerks, at least we may not be subjected to those press conferences, news articles, and accounts of great Americans performing "heroic" acts . No firemen, cops (I mean first responders), or anybody being referred to as a "hero". Except the sweet elderly person from the "greatest generation" giving a neighbor a roll of toilet paper. Then if it isn't Charmin the elderly "hero" is beat to death by a mob.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 3/15/2020 11:24:04 AM (No. 347020)
Not the time people have gone all stupid on this.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Aud 3/15/2020 11:58:54 AM (No. 347054)
#22 what a great post! I was beginning to think I was the only person who shudders every time someone is pronounced a “hero” or a member of “the greatest generation”. I hereby very humbly add “perfect storm” to the list of horrors.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: JackBurton 3/15/2020 12:22:14 PM (No. 347086)
It's the T.P.ocapalypse.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: JackBurton 3/15/2020 12:23:13 PM (No. 347087)
Just got back from costco. They have everything. Pallets and pallets of TP. Of course, I was there in the first hour after they opened...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: farmwife 3/15/2020 12:28:15 PM (No. 347097)
It's visceral, people. Americans are not used to seeing empty shelves in stores. Even if you are a rational person, you start to feel a little panicky when that happens. But I agree with the poster from Maine. I live in rural Montana where we have just had a two day blizzard making travel difficult, which happens in the winter, so I do keep a pretty well stocked pantry.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 3/15/2020 12:37:13 PM (No. 347106)
Is this behavior the fruit of the Zombie Apocalypse movie/TV industry???
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Reply 29 - Posted by: padiva 3/15/2020 12:48:22 PM (No. 347121)
I've been hoarding TP for 5 years. I had fears that BO would interrupt commerce, create chaos, demand martial law and suspend elections. He wanted to be king so bad!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 3/15/2020 12:57:32 PM (No. 347128)
I went to the store yesterday (thankfully not for TP or hand sanitizer), and was shocked at how empty the shelves were. I risk getting snowed in 9 months out of the year, so we always have a well-stocked freezer, pantry and lots of paper products. It really makes sense to keep a stash no matter where you live.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: YorkieMom 3/15/2020 1:10:25 PM (No. 347139)
We just went to the store yesterday morning mainly for cabbage and a few items for a salad. It was a madhouse. We were in line for 40 minutes because almost everyone had full carts. Amen to #10.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: judy 3/15/2020 2:30:26 PM (No. 347224)
I just returned from Walmart, no toilet paper, no paper products, no cleaning products made me wonder what the heck these people did before the virus alert???? I always keep a healthy supply of products so it did not effect me. I do wonder how long this will last???
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Reply 33 - Posted by: zoidberg 3/15/2020 2:41:40 PM (No. 347234)
As a last resort, I could get home delivery of the Washington Post. Not ideal, but any port in a storm.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/15/2020 3:21:17 PM (No. 347273)
Rumblewife went to the storeS looking for supplies, per the weekly routine. No TP, no Sanitizer, and no Ramen! She found plenty of Chicken Soup though (go figure!). The clerk at the store confided that upper management expects this hording thing to crash in one week. Personally, I suspect people are going to start getting wheezed at the 24x7 panic-mode and go back to their old ways.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: john56 3/15/2020 3:43:34 PM (No. 347289)
Friday, I was at a meeting at my company and met with a gentleman who produces our private label toilet paper. He told me that we have 10,000 cases (of 96 rolls) in THEIR warehouse (not including what is on our own three dozen warehouses). Anybody who wants a case, I'm selling it for $500 each (our retail is $35). With $100 going to charity. Oh yeah, I have a half-bottle of hand sanitizer (15 oz. when full) on my desk. High bid right now is $450.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: judy 3/15/2020 3:55:32 PM (No. 347301)
My guess is the hoarding will stop when they receive their credit card bills.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: DVC 3/15/2020 4:42:59 PM (No. 347336)
My wife went grocery shopping today....said the guy in line in front of her had two 6 packs of TP. She thought about making a snide comment, but resisted the urge. People are ridiculous.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: msjena 3/15/2020 5:08:28 PM (No. 347358)
I got the last bag of Nestle’s semisweet chocolate chips this afternoon. Actually, the store I went to was pretty well-stocked. I didn’t look for toilet paper or hand sanitizer—I bought both a week ago—but lots of produce, meat, eggs, butter, bread. Short lines at checkout. Can’t figure out why this store is different, but I’m not telling anyone about it!
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As the war of words between China and the U.S. over COVID-19 heats up, Chinese state media have raised the specter of using Beijing’s pharmaceutical leverage to block critical components and supplies for dependent U.S. drug companies and send America into “the hell of a novel coronavirus epidemic.” While India and several European nations play critical roles in the global medical supply chain, China is among the top providers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)—the basic components for antibiotics and other prescription drugs consumed by Americans.(Snip) The Trump administration and lawmakers from both parties are now calling for a dramatic revamping of domestic U.S. drug manufacturing
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