Despite all the advice telling us NOT to panic buy most people ignored what was being said over the weekend and instead decided to stock up on provisions which will still be around for the foreseeable future.
Although people are worried about running out of provisions during a 14-day isolation period, it would seem that we have forgotten about something called ‘internet shopping’.
We also seem not to have taken into account that, if we do have to self-isolate and we run out of provisions during this time, then something called ‘social media’ means that we can connect with our family, friends or local community and ask them to drop things off at our door.
But society has a ‘sheep-like’ mentality where, just because one person does something, then everyone else has to even though common sense tells them to do the exact opposite.
Fear not though, because now that most of the professional panic buyers have bought enough toilet roll and pasta to last them months, it will mean that the sensible people out there will be able to stagger their purchases rather than panic buying.
Which will, in turn, mean that the vulnerable members of our society won’t have to have empty cupboards because the fit and healthy have hoarded all of the essential everyday items.
Posted by Micheal O Cuinn Mac Donnchada on Sunday, March 15, 2020
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