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Is it time for a Corona Contest? Answered

Don't know about you reading this, but I for my part am sick and tired of trying to do my weekly shopping.
Empty shelves, the bare essentials gone wherever you go.
Then you ask why there is no stock and they tell you they had plenty until about 30 minutes after opening the doors.

People start to act like Lemmings.
The see on social media that it is bad in some place in some country and think it will be even worse the next day where they are.
Panic buys are quite fund until you realise people won't relax and that you won't get what you need anymore.
Too bad if you have to start work before any shop opens...
I have seen people fighting over toilet paper, paying 100 bucks extra just to get the last disply freezer loaded onto the car the same day.
Worse still, I have seen people literally buying long life food to cover several months if they would have a family of four.
Bottled water is going up and up in price the same way as all forms of hand sanitiser.
Home depot stores are limiting what tradies can buy in face masks and only give a max of 2 out per customer.
Restaurants and other public places with toilets now have people watching who comes out the toilet to make sure they did not steal the toilet papaer.
Where is your dignity, your common sense gone people?

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AussieAlf
AussieAlf

1 year ago

I totally agree Downunder...common sense isn't that common anymore.
I blame the media for starting the panic in the first place.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 1 year ago

More the "social" media and the lack of proper acting right from the start.
China showed us from day one how serious it is but still today we wait to have it declared a proper pandemic.
Of course people loose trust like this.
You can't tell them for weeks that all is honky dory and nothing to worry, only to then tell them everything that involves crowds is suspended, you need to order your supermarket stuff online to have a chance to get anything at all and that there is no real contingency for those forced to stop working.
The panic buyers were funny at first, now it has gone too far...
No basic food, not basic food ingredients like sugar or flour, not even yeast.
Good luck getting any cleaning products execpt plain soap and shower gel.
Need to see your doctor? Well, you can still try and hope that they actually let you inside instead of telling you through the locked door to go to hospital instead...
I mean, did I miss something ??
If it is not bad then why is every government acting like world is ending?
And as always, the ones paying the price are the little income earners, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.....
One might say it is the corporate way of natural selection....

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AussieAlf
AussieAlf

Reply 1 year ago

It will be interesting to see how our crappy NBN handles the traffic with the huge increase from people working from home...workers and students + netflix etc

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OrigamiAirEnforcer
OrigamiAirEnforcer

1 year ago

Eh, mob mentality is a natural thing. What you’re seeing is nothing more than how people actually are.

Left to their own devices, most people are simply not capable of getting through crises nor helping others do so.

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Bubjus
Bubjus

1 year ago

Eh, I wouldn't put it all down to panic/lack of sense; some people are just business savvy with low morals.
Ebay had to halt the selling of hand sanitizer and masks on their platform because of people buying up large amounts, then reselling at a higher price.
Couple that with most stores using some form of Just In Time inventory system, and you have a recipe for shortages.
I'm sure panic buying is a major factor, but don't discount greed as a powerful variable.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 1 year ago

I tried :(
But for some reason even that stuff is now on very short supply around here.
A box of 24 went up from just over 50 bucks to now close to 70....