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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    Toilet paper... This bug is an upper respiratory thing, why the run on toilet paper? Is there some 'net video showing how to make breathing filters using TP?!?

    After learning breathing masks were in short supply, Mitsy suggested substituting two rubber bands and a coffee filter.
    apparently a rumour that TP rolls (the centre roll) came from China - completely unfounded. On the radio yesterday they noted that the average home uses 100 rolls of TP a year - even double that... Yesterday my mother was lamenting the loss of paper catalogues, noting that during the war (in Holland) they had a hook in the bathroom with squares of newspaper.

    OTOH Mitsy is right on the money....

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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    If TP is unobtainable you can always get two $5 for a $10
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    If TP is unobtainable you can always get two $5 for a $10
    $20 a try:

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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    Toilet paper... This bug is an upper respiratory thing, why the run on toilet paper? Is there some 'net video showing how to make breathing filters using TP?!?

    ...
    Reminds me of us New Englanders preparing for a hurricane. Race to the stores and buy as much milk, bread, and eggs as possible. (Must be a french toast festival ...)
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    I saw this morning that if you run out of TP, you can use your CVS receipts.
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    that.
    is.
    bad.

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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    I just finished my second 12 hour shift in the last two days.
    People are really nuts ( & rude).Sold out of milk & eggs,& tp.

    I don't know how many people would ask,after seeing the empty
    milk cases "Have you got any milk?".

    "No,we pulled it all off the shelf,right before you came in",is what I
    would have like to said.
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    I just finished my second 12 hour shift in the last two days.
    People are really nuts ( & rude).Sold out of milk & eggs,& tp.

    I don't know how many people would ask,after seeing the empty
    milk cases "Have you got any milk?".

    "No,we pulled it all off the shelf,right before you came in",is what I
    would have like to said.

    "What's your last name?"

    "Smith"

    "I'm sorry, we have already sold our daily allotment for last names staring with 'S' today."
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    The madness has finally migrated to mid-state Florida. Events cancelled, schools closed, pooper-paper no where to be seen. Abundance of caution? Asymptomatic folks DEMANDING tests, it's nuts. Would hate to be a clinician just now.
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    Went to do my normal shopping last Friday after work. Hit 3 different stores and found some of what I normally buy. Meat, bread, diary were stripped to bare shelves/cases. Canned and frozen goods not much better. Then Sunday went to get a couple birthday cards and on the way out there was some guy on his phone I passed who was telling someone he'd not even gotten half what was on his list, yet between the several carts he has he'd spent over $1,000 and was headed somewhere else to keep trying. Now I will admit to having a bit more than normal around the house, but I'm not panic buying. No need for that yet I see. But the stores here looked like those pictures we used to see of Soviet stores with a few items and empty shelving.

    My brother who teaches music at a high school is trying to figure out how to hold rehearsals over the net with all the kids participating from their homes. I gather the administration, while closing the buildings for the rest of the year, want to try to complete 2019/2020 this way.

    Bars/restaurants in OH closed with only carryout/delivery perhaps until mid May according to the news reports this morning. They haven't closed my office yet, but the place is a ghost town so far today.
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    Looks like he's on a roll!
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    With that hand ("full house") he's gonna wipe that other guy...
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    With that hand ("full house") he's gonna wipe that other guy...
    you'd think he would be after a Royal Flush
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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

    Here in Arizona the governor wants to shut the place down for as long as eight weeks. I think most places are considering two weeks or to the end of the month then revi. Schools closed, churches closed, even the local movie theater chain is closing until the end of the month. The recommendation said avoid groups of fifty or more - another theater has several small theaters with a capacity of forty-nine people. Maybe I can catch up on the movies I have missed due to attending the things that are now closed. T.T.

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    Re: How to deal with long lines during COVID:

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    you'd think he would be after a Royal Flush

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