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W Balboos, GHB21-May-20 4:29
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With a few exception, nothings really run out. Only the targets for stupid hoarders (asswipes and similar paper goods, disinfectants, rubbing alcohol (70% isopropanol), canned goods, pasta). Wipes are now visible, again, on comparatively empty shelves. Really, only the alcohol and disinfectant wipes are difficult to come by. Again, because imbeciles by more than then need because they were afraid they'd not have a chance later - fulfilling the prophesy for others. Large stores are putting limits on such purchases and it's helping.

But as for our personal stocking? Nothing out of the ordinary - well, actually, the Starbucks coffee was a bit of an impulse buy: I had a $5 discount on the purchase. The Cafe Caribe (and similar Latin roasts in bricks) are things I stock up on when on sale - especially now, since I don't have a workplace anymore (i.e., only from home) I don't pass buy my Hispanic oriented supermarkets very often. My normal stock up is to purchase abundantly of non-perishable items when the price is very good. It adds up to far fewer trips to the markets and many hundred dollars to spend on, well, single malts and other essentials.

In the US, this hoarding started not too many years ago - primarily based upon weather reports of incoming hurricanes. They'd show hoarders in Florida (for example) wiping off the store shelves and somehow that caught on as "the new normal". In fact, however, I've never seen anything like a shortage in my lifetime. Admittedly, after Super Storm Sandy, we could buy much at the supermarket. That's because they were closed having been under water. When you went a bit inland, however, everything was quite normal. Only gasoline was in short supply. In the current situation, the only residual effect is supermarket bargains are fewer and rather anemic.

I'm glad you can manage on your little Island. Here, the huge size of the US is such that it acts as a self-insuring system: whatever may be damaged can be covered by another region. Particularly in terms of food:   we're really good at producing food. Compared to most place in the world, the amount of time one spends earning a living to pay for food is very small. It's made up for with exorbitant costs for medical care/insurance.


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