“Fear is contagious too.”
Panic begets panic. Calm begets calm.
And panic never helps. Reminds of one of legendary basketball coach John Wooden’s quotes: “Be quick, but never hurry.”
So, being stocked up does make good sense. Just in case.
But 1. I don’t get the “take everything you can find” mentality. And
2. I REALLY don’t get the toilet paper craze.
For one thing, excessive shitting is not generally a symptom of this disease.
But secondly, Jeez, people—LOTS of ways to wipe your ass.
When I was living in a cave for six months (well, that’s ANOTHER story, people) we used to use whatever we had—newspapers, socks, T-shirt sleeves, leaves, whatever. Gross, but better than nothing “in a pinch” (ha ha). But, hey, all of us have garden hoses. Bathtubs. Showers.
So, people—Don’t hoard the toilet paper! Leave some for the other guy.
That’s the smartest policy for everyone “in the end” 😉