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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 20:10   #1
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Toilet Paper in a time of Crisis

Think this subject matter deserves a thread all of its own.

If anyone gets the urge to write a potted history of the whole sorry affair that would be cool, it certainly would make for an interesting read for future generations (if we as a species make it through).

Please share your anecdotes, news stories and personal observations. (Humour too perhaps, but please keep it clean.)



To get things rolling (of course) ... Locally Asda has been totally sold out for our last 2 visits (we were already stocked up, so no concern to us personally). Did notice one of our neighbours struggling to get in their door the other day with what looked like the largest pack I've ever seen. Presumably from costco or something and about twice the size of the average ironing board. I may do an estimate of the number of rolls later, but probably not.
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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 21:25   #2
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As I was down to my last roll, I used a lull in German toilet paper panic buying on Saturday to ensure my usual eight rolls (the minimum you can buy here I always feel like I'm stocking up for war).

My sister-in-law (who has an obviously shitty husband and two daughters) had to go on a veritable quest in the Netherlands this evening.
My mother offered to help out, but I definitely don't want her to frequent the shops. She lives in the worst hit area and the locals are obviously already scared sh*tless.

However, if all had failed I can assure you that a cotton handkerchief is vastly preferable.
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Thanks Dan - room to vent

and have a good laugh

honestly, if anyone can suggest a good newspaper to use as a substitute cos this is just insane ..
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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 22:21   #5
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Thanks Dan - room to vent

and have a good laugh

honestly, if anyone can suggest a good newspaper to use as a substitute cos this is just insane ..
Apparently anything from the Murdoch press makes a fine substitute !





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Old Wednesday 18th March 2020, 23:02   #6
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It is crazy! Lack of exercise is more likely to give you constipation than the s...ts.

It is a standing joke. If you live abroad a simple and solution is to use the bidday ...
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I ordered a pack of nine from the supermarket (usually get a pack of 18, but they were out of stock). Predictably by the time they came to deliver them, they said they were out of stock.
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My Daughter forwarded this photo to me this week.

Spotted in a window of an antique shop in Norfolk!
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Someone on ebay is selling a pack of 2 for 20.
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Picked up a pack of 9 for the neighbours today - 1.75 in Trago Mills.



Should have taken a photo of it - it had ducks on it.
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Last night #toiletrollchallenge was trending on twitter.
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I have a somewhat unpredictable bowel (maybe its neuroligica), so I sometimes find myself needing to take a dump in unexpected places. You can't even imagine all the things I have used to clean myself in my life. This doesn't even make me blink.

My friend though was once in Phillipines and had some bad match with local food and had to go behind the only bush in the area, which was also the only cleaning supply available Sadly, it happened to be poisonous. Still better than the plant in Australia which if used this way makes the poor victim take their life as the only way out of the pain...

Luckily we can't go to either country now, but judicious choice of cleaning plans is still advised!
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Picked up a pack of 9 for the neighbours today - 1.75 in Trago Mills.



Should have taken a photo of it - it had ducks on it.
That reminds me! I've got some with snowmen on it in the Christmas cupboard.
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I have a somewhat unpredictable bowel (maybe its neuroligica), so I sometimes find myself needing to take a dump in unexpected places. !
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Still better than the plant in Australia which if used this way makes the poor victim take their life as the only way out of the pain...
The infamous gympie bush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendro...nging_tree.JPG

I heard a Dutch-Moroccan guy on radio this Sunday, telling how they'd have to use *stones* when visiting family back in Morocco. Many of these stones had been used before... The joy when his father bought a roll of pink toilet paper!
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A pallet load of toilet paper ventured onto the supermarket shop floor
Immediately surrounded by shoppers
Not one roll made it to the shelf
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Good stuff folks


Saw this (or a version somewhere else) earlier in the week which thought was just great -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TM5...ature=youtu.be
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I haven't looked for toilet paper...I bought a big bundle before people began to freak out (because I was honestly running out, not looking to stockpile), and I am reasonable in that it will take me months to use the current batch up.

Now chicken breasts...I had to visit 3 stores before I could find any chicken. Ridiculous. "Well, I might be stuck home for a couple of weeks, better buy 100 pounds of chicken!"
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Good stuff folks


Saw this (or a version somewhere else) earlier in the week which thought was just great -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TM5...ature=youtu.be
ROFLMHO!

Nutcracker, took a moment but

My cousin just sent me this
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Not sure where this one came from, but made me smile anyway...
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Now chicken breasts...I had to visit 3 stores before I could find any chicken. Ridiculous. "Well, I might be stuck home for a couple of weeks, better buy 100 pounds of chicken!"
Funny (or not) how it's just the same here! I don't eat beef and avoid pork, so chicken breasts are actually part of my staple diet. Chicken breasts are gone everywhere. Bought whole chicken instead at the local butcher but they are tiny! It seems the increased demand for them is not giving them enough time to grow!
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Yep...I am restricted in my diet and have to mostly avoid pork or beef. So chicken it is. Thankfully people seem to not want to stockpile Ground Turkey, another staple and one I can reliably fine.
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