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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:48 PM

What the hell is with this toilet paper hording??

People are fighting in the isles of super markets to grab the last rolls.

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Reply What the hell is with this toilet paper hording?? (Original post)
Jack-o-Lantern Mar 2020 OP
RockRaven Mar 2020 #1
BootinUp Mar 2020 #2
MFM008 Mar 2020 #9
Kingofalldems Mar 2020 #3
handmade34 Mar 2020 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #5
Roland99 Mar 2020 #6
marble falls Mar 2020 #7
Igel Mar 2020 #12
marble falls Mar 2020 #13
jcgoldie Mar 2020 #8
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #10
Xolodno Mar 2020 #11
struggle4progress Mar 2020 #14

Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:49 PM

1. Ass-wipes gotta ass-wipe...

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:49 PM

2. reminds me of cabbage patch doll fever. nt

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:02 PM

9. I had forgotten that!

Good comparison.
We have one up in the attic....

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:50 PM

3. And paper towels.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:50 PM

4. FOMO

good article about it in Psychology Today

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:52 PM

5. Worried about the vast amount of shit flying around, maybe?

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:58 PM

7. Introducing the 10th circle of Hell.

We're like the Russian people in the Stalinist years. Fighting over TP fer pete's sakes. Empty shelves, stone cold liars for their executive leaders. Curious. I know it is for the best right now. But it is interesting times we live in.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:23 PM

12. Not even.

Then you'd line up when you heard a rumor that there might be toilet paper delivered later that day. You wouldn't fight over it, you'd stand in line and take what they gave you.

Same for shoes. You'd stand in line and take what they gave you. You're a 30-year-old 5' 9" man and get shoes for a short woman? You take them. Scarce goods are scarce goods. Maybe you can trade them for something useful later, everybody's an entrepreneur in under socialism.

No, they're fighting. For something that's going to be restocked in most cases by the morning. I mean, Romans used smooth rocks.

What's worse? If you order from Wally-world curbside, they reserve it for you and bring it to your vehicle.

That makes the TP battles just embarrassing for the species.

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Response to Igel (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:34 PM

13. We tried both curbside and delivery but all openings are reserved until next Tuesday ...

we were set before we even heard of the Trump coronations. I think we're good for a solid month, but I wanted some more produce a bag of oranges, some apples - so we decided to go ourselves. there were few people for an afternoon but the Deli and Bakery were closed, the meat section was depleted, no chicken, not much beef but we got to try some new things, like lamb shoulder chops, found some expensive but great Italian made pasta in traditional grains not wheat. At this point we won't be going nowhere.

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:00 PM

8. Batshit crazy...

...now if it was the last bottle of vodka... I dunno..

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:04 PM

10. It's about control in an uncertain situation.

“When faced with an uncertain situation, people feel better if they can eliminate one risk,” Dr. Jay Zagorsky, a senior lecturer with BU’s Questrom School of Business, said in an email to Boston.com. “Bulk buying toilet paper eliminates the small risk of running out if quarantined. People might not be able to eliminate the risk of catching coronavirus but they can eliminate the risk of running out of toilet paper, which makes most people feel they have some control in this very uncertain situation.”

https://www.boston.com/news/business/2020/03/13/toilet-paper-coronavirus

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:15 PM

11. Friend of mine asked me where the economy is headed....

...I told him its going to have such a massive shit, its butt hole is going to hurt for some time.

He responded; "Is that where all the toilet paper is going?"

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Response to Jack-o-Lantern (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:48 PM

14. Some people are full of it

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