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chatillion 71M
2287 posts
3/23/2020 6:48 pm
Of course there's a word for it...

I see a few weeks of panic buying hasn't subsided.
Sunday at 7am I was at Walmart expecting do my weekly shopping before the crowds.

No empty bins the breads, cookies and groceries.
Knowing what happened previous visits, I headed straight for the paper goods for paper plates and tissues.

the way, I glanced over the wall where the meats are... sorry, where the meats were. It looked like they did when the last hurricane came through. Empty.

Workers were opening boxes of frozen fish and filling island refrigeration units.

I've been busy the last few weeks with projects and Sunday was my first attempt at weekly shopping.

I veered over the meats and the only thing there was lean ground chicken that I routinely buy weekly. Lucky for me and it became a priority as people were picking so fast, If I waited more than a minute, would be gone.

Back toward the paper products I could hear a fight had broken out.
Confrontation in aisle ... Two women were hoarding as they collectively had more than 9 twelve-packs of toilet tissue in their carts and it was causing trouble. Another woman said "Lady, how could you possibly need 60 rolls of toilet paper. Leave some for the others!"

I'm faulting the store this for not putting signs limiting purchases of 2 packs.

I got paper plates, bowls and tissues without having fight for it.

While I did read about shortages of eggs and milk, it wasn't an issue at that store.

There is a word that describes people who hoard dozens of rolls of toilet tissue.
The same word describes people who go against public health advice and ignore coronavirus warnings.
What are they called?

Covidiots. Yes, that's the newly coined word in the Urban Dictionary.

chatillion 71M
1589 posts
3/23/2020 6:48 pm

Lysol products or rubbing alcohol? Forgetaboutit...

9999maniacs 63M
70 posts
3/24/2020 7:13 am

Thanks, that was an enjoyable read.