I swear the Demcorat/media who have gone all in on panic must have gone long on Scotts paper shares
My grand mother in law used to hoard Toilet Paper for reasons that I never quite understood but of all the things that are going on the hoarding of Toilet Paper makes the least sense to me.
Yes it’s a vital thing in the western world, and it’s something that doesn’t go bad so you can store it for quite a while, and I completely agree that when you are out of it, you really miss it but think about it.
- How much Toilet Paper do you use in a single “sitting”?
- How long does it take you to go through a roll in a normal week?
- Of all the things whose production might be curtailed by the pandemic, why on earth would Toilet paper be high on that list?
If you add those things together none of this makes any sense.
By an odd coincidence I was almost out of Toilet paper a few days ago and bought 8 rolls for the house. The supermarket was well stocked (and even had it on sale). Two days later the panic began and people began buying as if the world is coming to an end.
Now as I said this is a product that doesn’t go bad, that you will need for your entire life so in one sense all of this insanity is not going to do a lot of harm, other than promulgating an inordinate number of toilet humor, “scared shitless” jokes etc.
But until I see the local junkie’s at the street corners with rolls of Charmin I think I’ll refrain from being rolled by this like everyone else.
Prediction: Three months from now this is something a lot of us are going to be laughing about and lots of people are going to feel stupid about.