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Where has all the toilet paper gone?

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by lacuna, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot Moderator VIP Member

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    People are hoarding toilet paper in the mistaken belief it is manufactured in China. Only 10% of the toilet paper sold in the USA was imported in recent years, and most of that was produced in Canada and Mexico. Toilet paper sold in the USA is mostly made in South Carolina, Oregon, and Washington. It is, ah, a domestic product.

    The Great Toilet Paper Panic of 2020 has made asses of a good many people. This is a rumor that needs to be quickly flushed before it makes dingleberries of us all.
     
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  2. 62gator

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  3. ajoseph

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    Our Publix was completely sold out yesterday.
     
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  4. StrangeGator

    StrangeGator GC Hall of Fame

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    There are mountains of toilet paper in Amazon warehouses all over the US. Other things people fear running out of; diapers (baby and adult), baby wipes, tampons/sanitary napkins, tissues, dog food, cat food and cat litter. I processed almost 500 orders yesterday and most of the merch I handled was from that list.

    A smart, forward thinking person would be stocking up on paperbacks, CDs/vinyl, frozen pizza, alcoholic beverages and/or cannabis in varying forms and last but not least, condoms.
     
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  5. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

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    scare tactics work- the press is doing everything they can to make this into more than it is
     
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  6. StrangeGator

    StrangeGator GC Hall of Fame

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    There's a lot of scary stuff from the press but there's also a lot of timely information from the WHO and CDC. I try to stay on top of what they're pushing out to the media.
     
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    Walmart in Jax Mandarin was out completely
     
  9. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    No worries here.....

    I use 100 grit sandpaper anyway. :)
     
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  10. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator Moderator VIP Member

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    flushable wipes
     
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  11. leftcoastgator

    leftcoastgator Ambivalent Zealot Premium Member

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    Not anymore. Sold out.
     
  12. littlebluelw

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    Do people think that this virus gives them the squirts?
     
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    Nawlens Gator GC Hall of Fame

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    I went to the grocery yesterday and was surprised they were also sold out of eggs,. also chickens. I don't know which sold out first, the chickens or the eggs.
     
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  15. red4512

    red4512 Premium Member

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    Quiet. Dont let everyone else know.



    And silly people need to learn to conserve by wiping and folding instead of using roll after roll after roll.
     
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  16. oragator1

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    I am stocked up for 2 weeks, but out of morbid curiosity I went by the grocery store today. When I went earlier this week the entire row with toilet paper was empty. They must have gotten a shipment in because it seemed like every freakin cart I saw had toilet paper in it.
    The whole phenomenon is just bizarre.
     
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  17. vaxcardinal

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    i went to target this morning and they had toilet paper.
     
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  19. GatorGirl15

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    I want to 10 different stores today just to get some dang toilet paper because we’re out and ....nothing.
     
  20. shelbygt350

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    Johnny Carson's fault...history repeats itself.

    I recall this same panic when he made a joke about it.