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originally posted by: ketsuko
People are so serious about the toilet paper hoarding that they are stealing it from rest stops along I-80 in Nebraska! Seriously ... I want to know what that thought process is.
originally posted by: jsjAmeicanMo
a reply to: ketsuko
My grandson lives on the Kansas side and is bummed that school is canceled. I work on the Kansas side...but live on the Missouri side. My boys are actually hoping Missouri DOESN'T close for the rest of the year. What a confusing time for all these kids.
It started with an unsubstantiated rumor. “You can laugh now,” Johnny Carson said on The Tonight Show on December 19, 1973, “but there is an acute shortage of toilet paper.”
There wasn’t—but it didn’t matter.
The broadcast sent America into a mass panic. Millions of shoppers swarmed into grocery stores and began hoarding toilet paper. Ex nihilo, a shortage was born.
The Scott Paper Company urged people to stop panic-buying the product. Nevertheless, for four months, toilet paper—absent from shelves—was bartered for, traded, and even sold on the black market.
Some experts regard the toilet-paper shortage of ’73 as a case study in the mechanics of the rumor mill.
Earlier that year, the stock market had crashed, losing more than 45 percent of its value—one of the worst declines in history.
To make matters worse, an oil embargo caused gas prices to spike dramatically. Fear and uncertainty were in the air. The climate was ripe for the spread of
originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: kosmicjack
When the last roll is opened in 2053, will people even know how to buy toilet paper in a store anymore?
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: jsjAmeicanMo
So we live in one county, work in another and school in yet a third.
I'm nervous about a quarantine if they blockade counties. Is it a thing for you MO/KS people or really anyone in a similar boat?