Just one question

The course of the Cv has been tracked as well as anyone could but my memory of the loo roll crisis itself [possibly known across the pond as the bathroom tissue crisis, possibly not, in Italian as la crisi del rotolo di carta igienica and in Swahili as shida ya kusonga choo] – my memory of the Genesis of the Loo Roll Shortage is hazy.

In short, who started the panic buying and where?  Was it in the UK?  In the US?  Point is, what was the original trigger getting people into their cars on seven continents and scouring shelves like human locusts?  And was it every country, or every western country or was it just Europe or the EU zone or Britain alone or Britain and the US?

It’s a serious question because whoever triggered it – obviously through the media, is the culprit of the whole business.

11 comments for “Just one question

  1. Distant Relative
    March 28, 2020 at 08:08

    If memory serves (it doesn’t always) I think it was the UK with Bodger Jo adding to it by telling folks from a TV studio couch not to panic-buy. When the gubermint tells the populace to do or not to do the tendency is to do the opposite, which is what happened

    I remember in the early 90s an instruction from the aforementioned to peel all carrots for safety reasons to remove possible traces of pesticide. That made a lot of people suspicious of their motives given that they usually don’t give a toss about us peasants. The advice came out of the blue. Have either grown my own or bought organic carrots from then onwards.

    No panic buying, profiteering or hoarding allowed over here during such a crisis by edict of le gubermint. Bodger needs to do the same in the UK. If necessary from his sick bed.

  2. Luther Burgsvik
    March 28, 2020 at 10:19

    The Sun in the UK and News.com.au in Australia, both of whom are owned by News Corp and both ran a story simultaneously about how one symptom of Corona is diarrhea. Shortly afterwards panic buying bog rolls began in UK and Australia. Then the madness of crowds took over and others joined in.

    Links:
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10922013/coronavirus-spread-diarrhoea-medics-eyes/

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/coronavirus-doctors-warned-to-protect-eyes-as-researchers-narrow-down-animal-host/news-story/67a0eae01f25052cb5f1df305933a071

    Credit to some dude on youtube called Thomas Yeats for pointing it out.

  3. March 28, 2020 at 10:22

    Oz still has it. Empty shelves.

    I am OK though. No panic. I have 420 rolls.

    (hahaha. Juskiddin)

  4. March 28, 2020 at 10:33

    Cheers and greatly appreciated – now my next question is who owns those who own Murdoch?

  5. Ubermouth
    March 29, 2020 at 07:53

    LookI think the virus is a means to keep us under virtual house arrest and a distraction.
    Also thinking of the Georgian stones.
    Has rumour been confirmed that Bill Gates owns patent on Covid19?
    I believe this is a man-made crisis with as-of-yet unknown sinister reasons.
    And I think this is just the beginning…..

    Discuss.

    I’ll wait.

    • March 29, 2020 at 08:09

      The Bill Gates is in the vid posted by John of Cheshire in comments at OoL. Don’t like the presenter’s manner, so didn’t watch all.

    • Distant Relative
      March 29, 2020 at 08:54

      Well Gates owns WHO so same difference. (Gates biggest contributor to WHO)

      All the Wu-ha-ha is certainly a distraction just hope it is for something to our benefit and not the DS.

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