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posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:09 PM
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So I was out running some errands today.

I live in a semi rural area, I guess it could be considered the edge of suburbia as it transitions into rural.

It's your typical rural area, pretty safe, low crime, moderate traffic, etc.

Well, I stopped at the store and bought some paper towels, toilet paper..... and some hot chili pepper and lime Takis(Don't know why, they taste ok but are always hotter on the way out).

Anyway, yes someone in line brought up the virus when they saw my TP, I informed them it was just normal monthly purchase(though those Takis may object otherwise). That's not the rant though.

The next stop was to my local purveyor of fine weaponry(gun store for you city folk).

The point....

I actually tried to stuff the TP down in the back of the truck cab because I was concerned someone might break in and steal it. At first, it was just a whimsical thought. But as I stood inside the shop(was there for about an hour) I was ACTUALLY somewhat concerned about it. I've never been concerned about anyone breaking into my truck. This whole thing is just ludicrous, not the preparing for the virus, but the odd obsession with the TP factor for some people. It seems to be the "hottest" item with this outbreak. I know it's a nice thing to have, but I find it amusing that it's THE defining item of flu scare 2020.




posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030

Consider it your early warning...learn to hide your purchases....or you will be robbed when others run dry....many plan to rob and steal...its life or death after all....are you planning to deal with them now or not?.....humans will do anything to survive.

Humans with starving sick children have zero conscience and will 86 you without a blink.



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:15 PM
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Well. Car break ins outside of gun shops tends to be on the low side usually. But spending too much time inside might work against you.



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:23 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
Well. Car break ins outside of gun shops tends to be on the low side usually. But spending too much time inside might work against you.


Maybe in the past, but I talked to the shop owner about it.

He said that if the alarm went off and he ran out and saw someone fleeing from my vehicle with my TP. He would NOT DARE SHOOT.

He wouldn't risk hitting the toilet paper. This TP thing has gone to a whole new level.



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
I would never waste my money stockpiling toilet paper. There's a sh!t-ton growing in the wild naturally. And most of the right leaves have a very pleasant moisturizing/lotion feel when you wipe with it.

In fact, toilet paper could disappear tomorrow and it would not be a big deal. I'll just have the kids take turns everyday to gather the day's worth of TP leaves in the morning. Shouldn't take anything past fifteen minutes to get like fifty proper leaves.



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:40 PM
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a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030

My wife calls it the 2020 TP virus.

We were thinking of buying 345,345,345,345 rolls of TP on Amazon, driving to Seattle and selling them out of the back of our van on the side of the road for $5 a roll.

Where we live people have been stealing the TP from public restrooms and travel stops.

Funniest apocalypse ever so far.




posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:40 PM
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a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
Maybe this could create the scariest of time that folks might have to revert back to the old Sears and Roebuck's catalogs, oh that right all our catalogs are digital now with most books too, maybe box[s of old papers will go up in price. One never knows...



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
I would never waste my money stockpiling toilet paper. There's a sh!t-ton growing in the wild naturally. And most of the right leaves have a very pleasant moisturizing/lotion feel when you wipe with it.

In fact, toilet paper could disappear tomorrow and it would not be a big deal. I'll just have the kids take turns everyday to gather the day's worth of TP leaves in the morning. Shouldn't take anything past fifteen minutes to get like fifty proper leaves.


Exactly, and I'm not even jumping to your "natural" sources first.

If it got that bad, you still have facial tissue, paper towels, old clothes cut into small scrapes, junk mail, that stack of the wifes "to do" lists, etc.

It's moreso just a wonderful display of mass suggestion on human "animals".

What's also interesting to me is the concept of being in a "ration" situation. I've been in one, eating minimum calories for extended periods of time. I don't think most people realize that at that point, you only # maybe once every 2 or 3 days.



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
Maybe this could create the scariest of time that folks might have to revert back to the old Sears and Roebuck's catalogs, oh that right all our catalogs are digital now with most books too, maybe box[s of old papers will go up in price. One never knows...



As kids we had an outhouse and the Sears and Roebuck catalog.

The Christmas edition was when I found out that the color picture pages were too slickery to be of any use.

Good times...




posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: one4all
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030

Consider it your early warning...learn to hide your purchases....or you will be robbed when others run dry....many plan to rob and steal...its life or death after all....are you planning to deal with them now or not?.....humans will do anything to survive.

Humans with starving sick children have zero conscience and will 86 you without a blink.


It's true. Call me a horrible person, but when it comes to survival I've got no qualms about doing what I need to do to survive and protect the ones I care about.

People in general have become far too comfortable and exclaim that every little thing is the most offensive thing they've ever seen or heard of.

Don't keep valuables in cars period. If your transporting something go straight there and straight back. No pit stops. Carry gasoline or diesel in a safe spot in the vehicle.

If you're against firearms, get over it. Because, if you're really that worried about your necessities, valuables, and loved ones you'd be an idiot not to do what you can to keep them safe and scare off or kill potential raiders. You should teach your loved ones how to protect themselves as well, because they're going to need it if the day ever comes someone or something threatens them.

These recent events should be a wakeup call that our modern comforts shouldn't be taken for granted. I don't care that it's 2020. The world is exactly the same as it was a century ago, we just have more technology to use for good or for ill.



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
Maybe this could create the scariest of time that folks might have to revert back to the old Sears and Roebuck's catalogs, oh that right all our catalogs are digital now with most books too, maybe box[s of old papers will go up in price. One never knows...



As kids we had an outhouse and the Sears and Roebuck catalog.

The Christmas edition was when I found out that the color picture pages were too slickery to be of any use.

Good times...



Nobody should remember the S&R catalog that way. You should only use it to circle christmas presents, or to throw it at a rat in your kitchen.
edit on 10-3-2020 by ZapBrannigan3030 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
I would never waste my money stockpiling toilet paper. There's a sh!t-ton growing in the wild naturally. And most of the right leaves have a very pleasant moisturizing/lotion feel when you wipe with it.

In fact, toilet paper could disappear tomorrow and it would not be a big deal. I'll just have the kids take turns everyday to gather the day's worth of TP leaves in the morning. Shouldn't take anything past fifteen minutes to get like fifty proper leaves.


It would be my luck to wipe with poison ivy or poison oak....



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 09:59 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
Maybe this could create the scariest of time that folks might have to revert back to the old Sears and Roebuck's catalogs, oh that right all our catalogs are digital now with most books too, maybe box[s of old papers will go up in price. One never knows...



As kids we had an outhouse and the Sears and Roebuck catalog.

The Christmas edition was when I found out that the color picture pages were too slickery to be of any use.

Good times...


Hahahahahahahaahaha
Life lesson there.
From one who also remembers .
Corn cobs as well....



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030

The TP craze is a glaring observation that people cannot think outside of the box should they find themselves self isolating or quarantined- very enlightening.

You can find other things in your house to wipe your perineal area with (shower works too); you Need food and common medicines like Tylenol, Advil, pepto bismol, NyQuil, a couple thermometers.
edit on 10-3-2020 by Onlyyouknow because: Clarify



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 10:20 PM
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originally posted by: ZapBrannigan3030

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: JON666
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
Maybe this could create the scariest of time that folks might have to revert back to the old Sears and Roebuck's catalogs, oh that right all our catalogs are digital now with most books too, maybe box[s of old papers will go up in price. One never knows...



As kids we had an outhouse and the Sears and Roebuck catalog.

The Christmas edition was when I found out that the color picture pages were too slickery to be of any use.

Good times...



Nobody should remember the S&R catalog that way. You should only use it to circle christmas presents, or to throw it at a rat in your kitchen.


You made me laugh because the Christmas present section was the only colored section in the fall edition.

So by the spring the Christmas present section was all that was left of the catalog.




posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1

If you have even the smallest tiniest bit of normal natural Human awareness left in your soul then as an Individual you MUST see the desperate eat-your-freaking-heart looks people get in their eyes when they are shopping during a Pre-Pandemic time...people who never feel this way people who don't know how to control themselves under this type of duress....people who are in that dynamic are the most unpredictable animals on Earth....prone to extreme serious even terminal over-reactions...…. it becomes dog eat dog...the fight or flight instinct is flipped on full bore....and the flighty ones are locked up in their houses right now.....so you ARE in the Jungle during these times of Global Stress.

Remember the Store Employees all know who buys how much of what...so get different Family members to go in at different times or get it all sent to a curb-side location by delivery .



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 10:30 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

Funniest apocalypse ever so far.



Indeed.

Remember Nicolas Cage's infamous line in 'Con Air' (1997)...?




It has now been usurped by:



Put the toilet roll back in the truck...



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Here in DODA as a kid the S&R gave us all kinds of hip styles in the 60's. Good times paisley shirts with white collars or Nehru jackets and striped legged dress pants, and Beatle boots.



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari


Crap, now I love you



posted on Mar, 10 2020 @ 11:00 PM
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I'll just stick to being a curmudgeon to the local kids and they can TP my house all night long..

*ahh who remembers the 80's...*

These days, they're more likely to burn it down after gluing the locks.. little whackers..

I wonder if all those people who stock piled on dunny rolls are going to have to buy out stores of laxatives to justify their stupidity.. lol



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