When governments announce a state of emergency it can be expected that many people are getting anxious for the near future and start hoarding food and supply items. With the corona virus arriving, there was public advice to have a 2-weeks supply of basic items in the house.
What could not be expected is the world-wide stockpiling of huge packages of toiletpaper. Yes, it is a world-wide phenomenon. Whether in Germany, the US, Canada, Norway, Hong Kong or any other country in the world: The toilet paper shelves were emptied at a record-breaking speed. And some places it led to the most grotesque acts. In Vancouver a guy pulled a gun out to get his supply, in Australia a woman threatened another customer with a knife and in the US a young fellow was stabbed in the back and robbed for his toilet paper. In Germany there was a fist fight developing at the till when two customers got into a toilet paper argument.
What the h...has this world come to?
On the funny side people have been eager to create toilet paper memes, many of which appear on Facebook.
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What puzzles ME is why are people sooo crazy about having stockpiles of toilet paper when absolutely nobody had told them that supplies would be running out due to corona virus.
In case of looming shortages, I would have rather put my priorities on food items. Toilet paper is not a good substitute for meat and vegetables on the dinner table.
But here is another meme I found and I think it's a cute one:
Stay healthy and 6ft away from your friends and family members. And don't cough onto the Sunday cake!