Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
45 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Toilet paper (Original Post) brokephibroke Mar 2020 OP
You bet! Newest Reality Mar 2020 #1
Perhaps a lot of people are becoming self-aware and realize that they are full of 💩 TheBlackAdder Mar 2020 #25
I can see buying a few months supply, but some have enough to last for years. hlthe2b Mar 2020 #2
My local Costco gets regular shipments of toilet paper. They're gone the same day they come in. Eyeball_Kid Mar 2020 #12
I was just in a King Soopers (owned by Krogers). They had TP, but they were way down hlthe2b Mar 2020 #20
At the Kroger/King Soopers stores, I try to buy Scott t.p. Laffy Kat Mar 2020 #39
That's where I went to get supplies 2naSalit Mar 2020 #28
Where is your Costco store? at140 Mar 2020 #34
This message was self-deleted by its author democratisphere Mar 2020 #3
Maybe beanie babies will finally be worth something. brokephibroke Mar 2020 #5
I'm gonna start selling it by the foot uppityperson Mar 2020 #4
Sell by the square. Tell people they are mini replica confederate flags. Perfectly okay to wipe brewens Mar 2020 #13
If trump needs some, we can say... Roland99 Mar 2020 #19
A friend of mine was recently in Cuba.. They were selling by the perforated sheet. mitch96 Mar 2020 #42
... handmade34 Mar 2020 #6
A Friend Gave Us TP With Trump's Face pdxflyboy Mar 2020 #7
We're on our last roll from 2016. We use it for special occasions. Eyeball_Kid Mar 2020 #16
Diarrhea may be a symptom of the Covid virus? I'm guessing? YOHABLO Mar 2020 #8
Maybe but brokephibroke Mar 2020 #9
I don't think so Rorey Mar 2020 #15
Well I would love to know the need to stock up on toilet paper myself. YOHABLO Mar 2020 #18
I may not want to leave my home for a few months much or do anything in a public place. applegrove Mar 2020 #10
Now that would be a sight to behold brokephibroke Mar 2020 #11
Oh it is happening already. applegrove Mar 2020 #14
I'll have to hit the local Walmart tomorrow brokephibroke Mar 2020 #17
Profiteer!!! applegrove Mar 2020 #21
I see it as compassionate capitalism brokephibroke Mar 2020 #24
Can you imagine if there is no run on toiletpaper? You'll spend the rest of applegrove Mar 2020 #30
With trump decimating the USDA brokephibroke Mar 2020 #36
Shhh. Don't remind people this virus if from unregulated markets in applegrove Mar 2020 #38
You wouldn't be the first, broke! Leghorn21 Mar 2020 #23
Perhaps we need a TP syndicate brokephibroke Mar 2020 #26
Then you could corner the market and be the big player in toiletpaper applegrove Mar 2020 #33
Shh! Quiet! you will give the secret away..... getagrip_already Mar 2020 #22
LOL. brokephibroke Mar 2020 #27
I got a big package of TP this last Monday. blogslut Mar 2020 #29
In Hong Kong TP is currency! at140 Mar 2020 #31
I think that there are two or three things going on. RockRaven Mar 2020 #32
They are afraid there will be mandatory quarantines TexasBushwhacker Mar 2020 #35
The alternatives are not great Renew Deal Mar 2020 #37
Well there is the old hose and corn cob tactic....... uff... that's gonna hurt.. nt mitch96 Mar 2020 #43
I noticed a run on isopropyl alcohol and liquid hand soap at my local WalMart. Beartracks Mar 2020 #40
isn't it obvious? rainin Mar 2020 #41
Went to Costco on Thursday. The toilet paper aisle was mobbed. comradebillyboy Mar 2020 #44
At my Costco today Olafjoy Mar 2020 #45

Newest Reality

(12,712 posts)
1. You bet!
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:53 PM
Mar 2020

It will be called Trumpmoola! One sheet equals a fast buck. A whole role gets your name on something.

hlthe2b

(103,078 posts)
2. I can see buying a few months supply, but some have enough to last for years.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:56 PM
Mar 2020

Unless they have two dozen people living with them or just never stop "eliminating."

I noticed that both Costco and Sam's Club were essentially out online (and at least in the Sam's near me)


I'd note that there is a lot of hoarding of dog food going on right now too. Word to the wise.

Eyeball_Kid

(7,469 posts)
12. My local Costco gets regular shipments of toilet paper. They're gone the same day they come in.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:05 PM
Mar 2020

I've gone to Costco twice in the past week. Nada.

The local supermarket, however, has plenty of toilet paper. Go figure.

hlthe2b

(103,078 posts)
20. I was just in a King Soopers (owned by Krogers). They had TP, but they were way down
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:09 PM
Mar 2020

in selection and larger packages were gone. I have enough for a week or two so I feel certain I'll catch them on a restock. I didn't have any problem getting a bulk size of Bounty Paper towels though, so go figure.

Laffy Kat

(16,423 posts)
39. At the Kroger/King Soopers stores, I try to buy Scott t.p.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:34 PM
Mar 2020

It's one of the few not manufactured by Koch. I remember by: Gov. Scott = shit = toilet paper.

2naSalit

(88,098 posts)
28. That's where I went to get supplies
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:16 PM
Mar 2020

the local grocery. If you are a rural dweller, you often have a stock of necessities anyway. Unless it's time to stock up after winter.

Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

brewens

(13,914 posts)
13. Sell by the square. Tell people they are mini replica confederate flags. Perfectly okay to wipe
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:06 PM
Mar 2020

your ass with.

mitch96

(14,051 posts)
42. A friend of mine was recently in Cuba.. They were selling by the perforated sheet.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:54 PM
Mar 2020

They realized the touristas need their TP.
m

Eyeball_Kid

(7,469 posts)
16. We're on our last roll from 2016. We use it for special occasions.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:08 PM
Mar 2020

We lay a few squares onto the water in the bowl, then close the lid. When someone opens the lid, it's always a pleasant surprise. Seeing Trump's face as the destination for human waste is utterly satisfying.

Rorey

(8,455 posts)
15. I don't think so
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:07 PM
Mar 2020

It's a respiratory illness. I saw a clip of a guy who had it. He said he went from feeling fine to having a high fever very quickly. The fever lasted for 8 hours. He also had a dry cough, but no sniffles. No digestive issues.

applegrove

(119,624 posts)
10. I may not want to leave my home for a few months much or do anything in a public place.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:03 PM
Mar 2020

I also visit my dad in a nursing home several times a week so i am going to do everything to avoid crowds when the bug arrives in this city. I don't want to bring anything there. I'm sure when the epidemic arrives in the city they will lock down the nursing home. At least i hope so. Anyhow. I don't want to be part of a mob looking for toilet paper if i run out.

brokephibroke

(1,883 posts)
24. I see it as compassionate capitalism
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:12 PM
Mar 2020

Not everyone can afford a pallet of TP, but everyone needs their fix.

I can control the entire north side of town!

applegrove

(119,624 posts)
30. Can you imagine if there is no run on toiletpaper? You'll spend the rest of
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:26 PM
Mar 2020

your life trying to use it up. I hope you have a big garage. LOL!

applegrove

(119,624 posts)
38. Shhh. Don't remind people this virus if from unregulated markets in
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:34 PM
Mar 2020

China. People may decide they like government. Do what Rush Limbaugh has done and blame chinese bio-weapons. Better to have a war than make good government a thing. So shhhhhhh!

applegrove

(119,624 posts)
33. Then you could corner the market and be the big player in toiletpaper
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:28 PM
Mar 2020

and de"throne" the Koch brothers.

getagrip_already

(15,404 posts)
22. Shh! Quiet! you will give the secret away.....
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:11 PM
Mar 2020

I'm going to tell you, but remember, it's a secret, ok?

We write SECRET messages on it, and tack them to telephone poles across the country. Other people in our cell pick them up and act on our orders.

We have billions of followers, so each night it takes a lot of rolls to get the message out.

Just roll with it. Act quickly once you get your commands. But remember to destroy your square with a thorough wipe and flush. It is the only way to stop them.

They are coming, I have to tack qui

blogslut

(38,066 posts)
29. I got a big package of TP this last Monday.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:21 PM
Mar 2020

I was running low and I like to buy it in largish amounts for assorted reasons (no car, i hate people, etc.) The previous Sunday I realized that if I don't get more TP soon, I'd be without because people would start snatching it up in a fit of panic. So, I bought some.

16 rolls x 1000 sheets.

I'm set for 4 months and I'm glad I did it.

RockRaven

(15,337 posts)
32. I think that there are two or three things going on.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:27 PM
Mar 2020

One is panicky/irrational emergency preparation. Nobody's ever prepared for a pandemic before. But maybe they've prepared for regional flooding or a hurricane or a winter storm-pocaypse or earthquakes or whatever. So they are trying to prepare for the pandemic like they would prepare for getting snowed in, even though the preparation should be pretty different if you soberly think about it.

Then there is the psychological factor of the helplessness inherent in this situation. In reality, there is very little the person of average means can do to prepare for a pandemic. Logistically, most don't have the resources to stockpile more than a year's worth of everything and successfully completely cut off their home from the outside world for that length of time. There is also the issue of not knowing what exactly one should do to be perfectly prepared. So in the absence of being able to do what would actually work, one copes with the anxiety by doing what one can. Buying toilet paper, or bottled water, or hand sanitizer, or household cleaners, etc is all the potential preparations available to some people, so that is what they do to feel like they've safe-guarded themselves in whatever small way they can.

It reminds me of people who want their doctor, or their lawyer, or their politician to JUST DO SOMETHING in response to a problem. Even when the evidence shows that in the circumstance in question there is no known action which would help, people still get upset at the inaction. Only that anxiety and demand for action is turned inward in this case.

The third thing is people see other people panic-buying and worry that there is going to be a shortage, so decide that they ought to stock-up also just to get ahead of any supply problems. [Full disclosure: the day I first saw our local store shelves were devoid of hand sanitizer I went home and ordered some on-line (at non-yet-gouged pricing) because at that point I didn't know when I would next be able to get any. Unlike toilet paper, this seems actually to be a problem, since it has been a few weeks and the shelves are still empty and on-line sources are raising prices and/or out of stock.]

TexasBushwhacker

(20,380 posts)
35. They are afraid there will be mandatory quarantines
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:30 PM
Mar 2020

and they don't want to chance running out. Now the bottled water hoarding surprises me. There's no reason to think the water supply would be contaminated like it might be during a hurricane.

Beartracks

(12,919 posts)
40. I noticed a run on isopropyl alcohol and liquid hand soap at my local WalMart.
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:36 PM
Mar 2020

The cold medicine section was still pretty well stocked, though. And still plenty of bread, toilet paper, soup, ramen... the usual "hunker down" items.

=============

rainin

(3,019 posts)
41. isn't it obvious?
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 11:54 PM
Mar 2020

If you're sick, or anyone in your house is sick, no one should leave the house because they potentially expose others

If your community is heavily impacted, you elect to self quarantine to protect yourself

If supply lines are interrupted, there may be shortages

Depending on the number of people in your home, you could be homebound for several months (6 weeks per person with staggered sick times)

Toilet paper isn't something you want to run out of

The shelves are empty at Costco by noon. Get it now

comradebillyboy

(10,240 posts)
44. Went to Costco on Thursday. The toilet paper aisle was mobbed.
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 12:06 AM
Mar 2020

I wondered to myself why everybody was jamming the TP aisle. Now I know.

Olafjoy

(937 posts)
45. At my Costco today
Sun Mar 8, 2020, 01:52 AM
Mar 2020

No toilet paper, no Kleenex, no paper towels. They had some flushable wipes. I mean, it was kinda funny.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Toilet paper