Friday, 13 March 2020

A Sign of the Times?

Limit of 2 per customer.

Limit of 2 what? I'll give you 3 guesses, and the first 2 don't count. We all know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about none other than that wonderful product that has become the 'butt end' of so many jokes lately (pun fully intended); toilet paper.

A sign of the times?

Certainly a sign of something; a sign of media induced paranoia, if you ask me (and even if you didn't).

This was evident in watching some of the people in Walmart today. The poor frightened soul in the cashier line up ahead of us was practically shaking in his boots as he constantly wiped the handle of his shopping cart over and over again. I exaggerate not when I say that he must have wiped it down a dozen times as we watched. In between wiping down the handle, he constantly wiped his hands, and even his jacket sleeves, with the disinfectant wipes. I felt sad for him.


But it wasn't just the toilet paper aisle that was empty. Also noticeably empty was half the pasta aisle, and specifically the formerly huge Kraft Dinner selection. Likewise the flour section was conspicuous by its absence. It all kind of made us wonder how many other aisles that we did not venture down also would have had empty shelf sections.

A sign of the times? Perhaps.


You may also want to see another related post: How to Stop Living in Fear.

"Life is ten percent what happens to you
and ninety percent how you respond to it."
Lou Holtz

"Courage is knowing what not to fear."

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