Customers descend on newly-arrived toilet paper at Costco

People feel helpless and want to do something, and this is easy to do.

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I think this started when Japanese people started hoarding toilet paper. There were some rumors in the social media that the all toilet paper comes from China and there will shortages. This wasn’t true as most of theirs is produced domestically. But people went hoarding just in case and then there were some shortages. And after this did reach news then more and more people went hoarding.

And now that the rest of the world knows that toilet paper might get hoarded they have to hit the stores before it’s too late.

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Stop fucking vertical video syndrome

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My grocery store was typical today–no paper products, and very little soap, with one exception: Piles of untouched Irish Spring. I’ve never used it. Is it really that bad? So bad that people won’t even panic-buy it when all the rest of the bar soap is gone?

I looked at the labels on the Kirkland Signature TP. While it doesn’t actually have a country of origin on the label, it does say it is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. One of the criteria they judge is how far trees are shipped to make the product. It is unlikely that trees in China are turned into TP and shipped to North America and still get that cert. Not impossible, just unlikely.

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3 seashells, just saying.

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It’s not a horrible smell, but definitely distinctive. I kind of like it.
It all depends on the nose of the sniffer, sort of like that after-shave lotion, Lectric-Shave.

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The Wiper Games? Not sure… :thinking:

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I went regular grocery shopping yesterday… Bought a corned beef brisket and some vegetables. Everyone else had shopping carts full of non-perishables and paper goods. One dude had like 5 cases of oreos. Some lady had like 4 flats of eggs. What are they going to do with so many oreos and eggs?

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My father suspects that people with a cart full of a single, specific, makes little sense item are planning on gouging.

Basically they’re trying to grab up a lot of something while it’s cheap. On the assumption that in 2 weeks no one will be able to get it, and they’ll be able to sell their cart load of bananas for huge profits.

So speculatin’.

It would certainly explain people loading up on huge amounts of perishables and crap that’s unimportant.

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Also, people must be taking some pretty interesting s**ts to need that much tp. My question is, is it a solid piece or liquid at that point?

Surprisingly at my grocery, there was a limit on tp but, nothing else. Someone bought an entire carts worth of eggs and paper towels I.e. 2 separate carts.

Deep-fried Oreo booth at the Apocalypse Faire?

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Why isn’t Trump making himself useful?

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Encore:

It leaves the heaviest soap scum in its wake. Do not buy this garbage soap unless you are fully out, and literally have no other option.

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I’ve been to the supermarket here in TJ, and it’s official. No hoarding in Tijuana. There’s a full pallet of tp in the foyer of the store.

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And this is why I am looking forward ahead of the trends: I’m stocking up on plungers!

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one of the brawlers has like 6 jumbo packs.

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