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I must admit: I stocked up on non-perishables to see our family through a potential period of 2 to 3 weeks of quarantine. But now the stores are running out of paper goods like paper towels and toilet paper! Why are people buying up entire stocks of these items?
I know some people probably are buying multiple packs of toilet roll, but at the same time it's not like they put thousands of packs on the shelves. Even if each customer only bought a single pack they would probably clean out the stock pretty quick.
I think it's just that on a normal day not everyone will buy toilet roll, but now everyone wants a pack just in case... and of course the d***heads who are actually buying 10 packs.
It is frustrating being a non-panic shopper though, and I can't even get a new pack of toilet rolls when I am genuinely low on them. Same with hand soap, I ran out in the bathroom and was lucky just to get one to replace it (triple the cost of the ones I normally buy).
Hand sanitizers are totally unobtainable where we are in central Florida. I have a bread machine and sufficient flour to bake about 5 loaves (provided we don't run out of electricity! ) Sugar and pasta is still freely available.
A I may or may not have mentioned, I determined this to be an ideal time to restock my (finally) depleted stock of dried beans. Yes - I did mention in some earlier post.
A total of about eight pounds (7.5 kiosk, roughly), jasmine rice and a well-stocked spice shelf means I can weather a pretty decent storm. Not thrilled by it, mind you, but not short of nutrition for probably a couple of weeks. Along with other stuff that's normally stocked when on sale. A danger would be in a situation where boiling water could not be made. Due to the prolonged boiling for both beans and rice, bacteria in water isn't an obstacle for their cooking.
As I also may have mentioned - if the weather warms up and there are no ass-wipes left then one simple goes outdoors and drags their hind-quarter diligently on some grassy area.