The panic deepens

shops run out of toilet roll

it’s quite beyond me.


by Scooj

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

7 thoughts on “Panic”

  1. I did read an article trying to make at least some sense of this . . .

    The difference between disaster panic and general panic
    Disaster panic is normally for something you have more control of, such as a natural disaster. You know it is going to happen and you usually know it will last a couple of days and you can prepare by being somewhat rational with what you buy.

    But in public health issues we have no idea about the time or intensity.
    Toilet paper has a longer shelf life than most food items and is often prominently featured in aisles and is big in size, and we are psychologically drawn to purchasing it in times of crisis. The bigger they are the more important people think they are, at least subconsciously.

    I still think it’s totally irrational though lol . . . 😉

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  2. On a downer note; I am old enough to remember when we used newspaper. Here in the USA (which I should mention is ruled by a man who would be king, none other than the impeached Don the con J trump) they used corn-cobs in their out-houses. but it is extraordinary when ne considers the urges that people harbor at the least mention on disaster or hardship.
    The late ayatollah Khamenei In his Little Green Book, urged the use of an odd number of stones i.e. 3 or 5 when cleaning oneself after defecation. I am sure we all have a lot of stones in our gardens.

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  3. P.S. The same ayatollah also mentioned that hats were ridiculous everyone should wear a turban and girls should experience their first periods in their father’s house. Welcome to the stone-age.

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