There are many things in the year 2020 that I think should be noteworthy, but a raid on toilet tissue was not one of them. Corona virus is an entity that has potentially kicked science in the backside, literally! So instead of hoarding paper products, why not essentials, like the 2012 controversy of the elimination of the Hostess snack cake, called 'Twinkies'. Now that was noteworthy! There was an outrage that this little cake was about to leave the shelf in what was referred to the 'Mayan Apocalypse"when huge numbers were swept off the shelves before its demise. Hostess was unable to continue the production and the cake was to re-emerge in 2013 by another company.
I remember in late 70's when a pioneer book series was introduced and bought by many people, with recipes of homemade soap, and many other old country ways of doing things in a survival situation. I believe it even told how to survive with an outhouse and corn cobs...or at least a Sear's catalog. Not once, did I hear of it saying, go strip the stores of toilet tissue! It's focus was how to survive without man-made products. As many of you may remember these books, but I was in high school during that time and apocalypse was not a worry of mine, yet I knew a few people who bought the whole series of these pioneer survival books, and they had 'dog-eared' the pages.
Some say it is because of an election year, perhaps, but a pandemic is beyond politics. Vulnerability is personal, especially when families are involved. I guess the toilet tissue keeps the vulnerability from becoming raw.
Mary 03/15/20Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in