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post #271 of 966 Old 03-13-2020, 11:19 PM
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Oh. I almost forgot...

The town where I work only has two stores and about 3,000 people.

Earlier this week, a couple cars came to town from the much larger town that is more than two hours away. They went to one of the stores and bought all their TP. When a clerk saw what was happening, he called the other store and warned them. Clerks at the second store rushed to pull most of the rolls off the shelves. When the hoarders got there they found only two packages and everybody played like they'd already been cleaned out.

Best part: the second store sent some cases of tp to the store that got hit so they'd have some stock. We have elderly folks around for whom going to even one store can be tiring. The stores didn't want things to be hard on them.

That is small town Wyoming.
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I always wondered about pine needle tea, how to make and what it tasted like. All we have are southern pine tree here, so not sure if they would do.

Zinc fights off colds, so might work on this too.
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Oh. I almost forgot...

The town where I work only has two stores and about 3,000 people.

Earlier this week, a couple cars came to town from the much larger town that is more than two hours away. They went to one of the stores and bought all their TP. When a clerk saw what was happening, he called the other store and warned them. Clerks at the second store rushed to pull most of the rolls off the shelves. When the hoarders got there they found only two packages and everybody played like they'd already been cleaned out.

Best part: the second store sent some cases of tp to the store that got hit so they'd have some stock. We have elderly folks around for whom going to even one store can be tiring. The stores didn't want things to be hard on them.

That is small town Wyoming.
Have heard this is happening here also. Do not understand why a store can not post a sign saying 1 package per day per customer.
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Have heard this is happening here also. Do not understand why a store can not post a sign saying 1 package per day per customer.
But that would be way too easy and logical...

All I want is one bottle of hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol. Can I find any? Nope...but I do have a 30 pack of TP and I only needed a 4 pack but 30 was the only choice available. Made I should try trading some TP?


G'night all, past my bedtime and getting up early for the club tack sale.
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Unfortunately my office has not sent us home, just said to bring our laptops home each night and to be prepared to wfh at some point.

Glad I went grocery shopping last weekend. From what I'm hearing, stores are crazy right now. 20 min check out lines, shelves empty. I'm good for several weeks as I usually only buy food once or twice a month anyway. Rice and beans is my normal.

Cat has lots of food. Barn just got a new load of squares and stil have plenty of rounds. I do need to stop at the feed store and pickup more grain.
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But that would be way too easy and logical...

All I want is one bottle of hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol. Can I find any? Nope...but I do have a 30 pack of TP and I only needed a 4 pack but 30 was the only choice available. Made I should try trading some TP?


G'night all, past my bedtime and getting up early for the club tack sale.
I have something in my stash that is well above 60% alcohol. burns with an invisible flame and in an emergency can be used in the gas tank but has to be watered down with gasoline or it will burn a hole in the top of the pistons. Got it from a friend who knows this guy who is a friend who knows this guy and you leave a $20. in a spot and come back in an hour to pick up your mason jar. J/K you don't have to leave any money and return later.
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In my local store, some of the most sought after items are missing, and there's a sign there saying, "This item is available through a courtesy clerk" . So, you have to find a clerk and ask. I think that is their way of 'rationing'. It makes sense.



I bake bread regularly. Usually, there is a ton of flour out there, I almost never see anyone buy flour, let along bread flour. yesterday, the only flour I could find, at all, was a torn bag of bread flour. Oh well, I planned to make bread anyway.


as for TP, do not forget that tissues sold in boxes work as well.
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post #278 of 966 Old 03-14-2020, 02:13 AM
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The kids are out of school until the 27th. Husband is on call at home. OH MY LIST OF CHORES!!!!! I'm coming home to dinner on the table and a clean house for the next 2 weeks!
There is a bright side!

And while over here 'Scotty from Marketing' has said that casual workers will not get any government assistance for sick pay as they get extra loading(little more & more often low paying jobs anyway), Coles, Woolworths and a number of other big chains have announced they will be paying sick pay to their casual staff for 2 weeks.

My husband is an industrial plumber, on a job(city skyscraper) that currently has 800+ people, so they're splitting the job into 2 somehow, so they can conform to the 'no gatherings over 500' rule that's just been brought in... which prevented Scotty from making it to his footy match. Still seems all over the shop here, but people are finally starting to sit up & think about it... more than the toilet paper shemozzle.
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I do not know why there is a rush on TP ! Seems ridiculous as Covid doesn't give you the runs?

I think it started when a radio presenter said that if there was an epidemic it would hit industry and finished with " who knows, it might cause a TP shortage!"
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Probl m is that it cannot be contained. Spread by touch and many people being affected without any symptoms it is going to run rife for a long long time.
Yes, I think it's a given that most of us will get it at some stage, but the figures about it's spread in different countries, considering different management tactics show it can be *minimised* - China has largely succeeded in stopping the spread. I think this is vital, to minimise economic and health care strain.
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