Monday, March 16, 2020

So Much Empty

The absurdity of this world never ceases to amaze me. In a world where there is an ongoing pandemic that we haven't yet reached the peak of, the main thing that is being hoarded is toilet paper. It hasn't affected me or my family, as, I tend to buy non-perishables in bulk either from Costco or whenever the stuff is on sale at the local grocery store. So, as of right now, I've easily got enough for an extended quarantine. But people who made a run on this stuff? I guess that this sort of hoarding of toilet paper does eliminate the risk of running out if quarantined, so, mission accomplished there. But, moreso than that, it's likely borne out of a need for control. People might not be able to eliminate their risk of catching coronaviru,s but they can eliminate their risk of running out of toilet paper. Personally, if I were anticipating a long quarantine, I'd rather spend the money on food and medicine.

I did my usual grocery shopping trip yesterday and bumped into a sweet old lady who asked me why all of the Jack's Pizzas were gone, but there were still plenty of DiGiorno's. More bang for the apocalypse buck, I suppose, as one DiGiorno costs about as much as two or three Jack's. Suits me, as I like DiGiorno better anyway. By examining the empty aisles at my area Aldi and Wal-Mart, I surmise that, in a crisis, people really want to have clean asses, want clean and fabric softened clothes, want to stay hydrated and want eggs. They want milk, but not lactose-free milk or almond or oat milk. They want bread but not oat nut bread. And they want a lot of cheap frozen pizzas. What they don’t like are fruits and vegetables and obscure ethnic food. I guess it pays off to be weird and like the obscure stuff.


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