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Diana_CT

Or maybe they figured that the demand for TP will decrease because everyone stockpiled the TP and they probably not use anymore than the regular demand. That people will use up their stockpiles first before buying anymore.

 

The grocery store where I shop had TP and paper towels but no spaghetti but full selves of spaghetti sauce... Hmm I wonder what they are putting on their spaghetti? 

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TX_Clint
3 hours ago, Hammer said:

Maybe someone who knows about things like this but, seeing that the food stores are sold out of paper products, like toilet paper and paper towels, why haven't the manufacturers of these products increased production of these products....like maybe working around the clock to produce more?  Don't they want to make money?  The makers of masks have increased their production of masks, so why not the paper products manufacturers?

Most were probably running at near max capacity already. That's how you maximize profits. It takes months to reopen a shutdown paper mill line. Besides it's not a matter of there being so much more demand it's a matter of idiot hoarding. If a mill spent the money to open a new mill they would have to just shut it down again. Supply will catch up and then there will be a market surplus.

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Hammer
2 hours ago, Diana_CT said:

Or maybe they figured that the demand for TP will decrease because everyone stockpiled the TP and they probably not use anymore than the regular demand. That people will use up their stockpiles first before buying anymore.

 

The grocery store where I shop had TP and paper towels but no spaghetti but full selves of spaghetti sauce... Hmm I wonder what they are putting on their spaghetti? 

Diana, you can cook spaghetti, then, instead of tomato sauce, you can cover it with butter.  My sister showed me that many years ago, and it tastes pretty good!

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adiantum

Quilton brand TP are working around the clock to keep up with the demand yet people are sill panic buying.

 

Woolworths supermarket are employing a few thousand extra staff & hope to get them from the recent retrenchments from their other industries.

 

There are fines for those that dont abide by the  quarantine rules. One woman was fined $1,000  on the spot yesterday for being out when she was required to self isolate after returning from Bali. She'd been warned on a previous occasion.

 

Maybe its my sick humor, but have to giggle at the thought of weevils attacking the hoarders spaghetti & flours.

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meyery2k
26 minutes ago, adiantum said:

Maybe its my sick humor, but have to giggle at the thought of weevils attacking the hoarders spaghetti & flours.

Indian meal moths were always my bane with these items.  They were usually already in the package.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indianmeal_moth

 

 

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Hammer

I was just talking to a friend of mine, and she said that a guy went into a grocery store and purposely coughed all over the produce in the produce section.  The store had to throw away all of the produce....$13,000 worth of it.  Some people can be real a**holes.

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adiantum

We get them here too  which is why I'd never attempt to store  their preferred foods.

 

Ive not shopped  since the stores ended home deliveries but  have almost run out of frozen veges.

Apparently veges have been included in the panic buying so prices went up. 

 

USA quickly got to the top of the list  of confirmed cases,so please stay safe.

 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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meyery2k
6 minutes ago, Hammer said:

I was just talking to a friend of mine, and she said that a guy went into a grocery store and purposely coughed all over the produce in the produce section.  The store had to throw away all of the produce....$13,000 worth of it. 

That person should be arrested and charged with terrorism...

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adiantum

Thats happening here too.

One smart arse got himself arrested & bailed to appear in court after pretending to have covo & coughed in the face of a police woman while his mate reordered it.

 

Another instance of a shopper deliberately coughing in the face of a Woolworths  check out operator. Checkouts are now getting a perspex screen installed to protect them.

then again....

POLICE have launched a scathing assessment of a woman who three times spat into the eyes and open mouth of a Coles worker as she was being escorted out of Charlestown Square on Tuesday.

 
 
7 minutes ago, Hammer said:

I was just talking to a friend of mine, and she said that a guy went into a grocery store and purposely coughed all over the produce in the produce section.  The store had to throw away all of the produce....$13,000 worth of it.  Some people can be real a**holes.

 

 

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Hammer
4 minutes ago, adiantum said:

We get them here too  which is why I'd never attempt to store  their preferred foods.

 

Ive not shopped  since the stores ended home deliveries but  have almost run out of frozen veges.

Apparently veges have been included in the panic buying so prices went up. 

 

USA quickly got to the top of the list  of confirmed cases,so please stay safe.

 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Thanks for that link Lee, I didn't know that it existed.  As usual, for some reason, the US has to lead the world in most everything....good or bad.  I figured that, with a little effort, we'd get to that number spot.😃

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Hammer
2 minutes ago, meyery2k said:

That person should be arrested and charged with terrorism...

I agree Mike.  At the very least, he should be charged with public endangerment or creating a public nuisance. 

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adiantum

Ive posted that link a few times here. 

I look at the updates often especially to see the recovered stats. It was 50% but today is down to about 20%

China & South Korea should be commended for their great controlled numbers .

 

Most of our cases are of those that returned from a cruise with thousands more still onboard.

 

Trying to find the arrest  details of the fool that coughed at the police officer. IIRC attempted terrorism was one of the charges...and rightly so.

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dowling gram
9 hours ago, Diana_CT said:

Or maybe they figured that the demand for TP will decrease because everyone stockpiled the TP and they probably not use anymore than the regular demand. That people will use up their stockpiles first before buying anymore.

 

The grocery store where I shop had TP and paper towels but no spaghetti but full selves of spaghetti sauce... Hmm I wonder what they are putting on their spaghetti? 

 

Zucchini noodles make a fine substitute for spaghetti. I spiralize mine, throw them in a frying pan for 5 minutes then plate them and top with spaghetti sauce and sprinkle grated cheese on top--absolutely delicious.

 

I guess we have less hoarders around here. There is plenty of paper products, toilet paper included on our grocery shelves. Certain products like popular cuts of meat are rationed--so many to a customer and there are a few empty spaces on the shelves but I was able to fill my grocery order with no trouble.

 

With the efforts the stores are making to keep people safe I have no qualms about grocery shopping every couple of weeks. They sanitize the carts every evening and have separate lines of carts for them and a separate place to park used buggies. If more are needed during the day the sanitize the used carts. They have set aside the first hour of business for senior and those who are Immune compromised or in wheelchairs. They hand you an alcohol wipe as you enter the store. The cashes are wiped down often and they've installed plexiglass shields for the cashiers. During the day they limit the number of customers in the store at 1 time. Some complain but not me. I don't mind waiting when my safety is at stake

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adiantum

I've not seen where you lead the world  on a positive.. can you give me that link?

:rofl: 

 

38 minutes ago, Hammer said:

 As usual, for some reason, the US has to lead the world in most everything....good or bad.  I figured that, with a little effort, we'd get to that number spot.😃

 

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Hammer
19 minutes ago, adiantum said:

I've not seen where you lead the world  on a positive.. can you give me that link?

:rofl: 

 

 

I don't have links, but we lead the world in the number of people incarcerated....the highest in medical costs....the country with the most Wal-Mart shoppers. (have you seen the average Wal-Mart shopper?....wait, I'm a Wal-Mart shopper....okay, forget I mentioned that, plus the fact that Wal-Mart doesn't have stores in other countries.):rofl:

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buddy7

Hammer             Posted 6 hours ago

 plus the fact that Wal-Mart doesn't have stores in other countries.):rofl:

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Fortunately, I served you wrong Hammer: Well, Walmart owns a chain of stores in the UK called ASDA. ASDA is Britain's second-largest supermarket, and while it started as its brand back in 1965, the International Walmart Corporation acquired it in 1999.

 

 

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dowling gram
7 hours ago, Hammer said:

I don't have links, but we lead the world in the number of people incarcerated....the highest in medical costs....the country with the most Wal-Mart shoppers. (have you seen the average Wal-Mart shopper?....wait, I'm a Wal-Mart shopper....okay, forget I mentioned that, plus the fact that Wal-Mart doesn't have stores in other countries.):rofl:

Walmart does have many stores outside the USA. I know for a fact that there are many stores in Canada. This is taken from Walmart website

 

Today, Walmart operates approximately 11,500 stores under 56 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites in 10 countries. We employ approximately 2.2 million associates around the world – 1.5 million in the U.S. alone.

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adiantum

It's OK Hammer.. perhaps we can ask Tony for a flashing light announcing * WARNING WARNING Humor Alert *

:rofl: 

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Hammer
2 hours ago, buddy7 said:

Hammer             Posted 6 hours ago

 plus the fact that Wal-Mart doesn't have stores in other countries.):rofl:

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Fortunately, I served you wrong Hammer: Well, Walmart owns a chain of stores in the UK called ASDA. ASDA is Britain's second-largest supermarket, and while it started as its brand back in 1965, the International Walmart Corporation acquired it in 1999.

 

 

 

I didn't know that Buddy.  I've watched tons of videos of people from other countries, especially from England, who visited America, and the first place they want to see is Wal-Mart, because they said that they have heard so much about it, that they couldn't wait to see it, and when they finally do go into one, they can't believe how big it is.  From that, I gathered that they didn't have Wal-Mart in other countries.

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Hammer
1 hour ago, adiantum said:

It's OK Hammer.. perhaps we can ask Tony for a flashing light announcing * WARNING WARNING Humor Alert *

:rofl: 

You mean like this?   ezgif-1-ec053aa27378b.gif

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dowling gram

Prehaps they want to see Walmart because  they don't know their stores are walmart with another name. In many countries Walmart changed their name to one that would be more ethnically suitable. American ingenuity- or trying to blend in. Whatever the reason the profit is the same

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ran23

Albertson's this morning. Sign outside, 'Bring your own bags' (like everywhere else in the US).  Inside, 'We can not touch personal shopping bags' or, bag your own.   

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adiantum

The checkout operator is definitely in the front line & deserve danger money.

Not only are they in such close proximity but theyre getting abused by irate customers. 

 

Maybe its time we all returned to packing our bags to protect them & they should be behind a screen.

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don1942

We do not want our own bags possibly contaminated by the groceries which may have been handled by other people. This morning, we put on latex gloves and used the store provided plastic bags which we unloaded in the garage. We wiped each item down before bringing them into the house and discarded the plastic bags. I’ll go back to recycling plastic bags after the pandemic.

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