Hand sanitizer chasers
Personally, I think Darwinism is a good thing if done early enough in life.
Though the global coronavirus pandemic rests on a knife edge in many countries, some restrictions have been eased and folks are settling into the "new normal". It was just four months ago that we were furiously punching our bog roll stocks into web calculators and NT News was boasting of its 8-page "special liftout" to help …
Think about it:
You're seriously ill, and not improving for a an extended time.
Hospitals are overflowing with contagious people.
You are running out of cold medications.
Your condition also happens to clouds your judgment.
Desperate people do desperate things. You don't have to be too challenged to make the next, poorly considered leap.
"Now, we could be wrong, but banks usually keep quite a lot of cash on hand, right?"
Well, it's all kept in a safe. The new banks actually use armored dispensers for the cash, so the customer takes a receipt to the dispenser, which then doles it out.
So of course they guy took the hand sanitizer, because it had more value than the paperclips and pens lying about.
I don't know how Blighty's banks do it, but there are rack for the money drawers in our left-pondian banks. The only things you can steal without vault access are the lollipops and pens from the counters, and the withdrawal slips they keep stashed behind the counter.
I suppose it's just possible that the lobby was easy to break into but the doors into the rest of the bank were a bit tougher. I suppose it's also possible that the only thing removable from the lobby was the sanitizer. I've come across a few criminals dumb enough for that but not dumb enough to choose sanitizer if cash were available.
Don't drink methanol, no.
If I'm correctly interpreting
then also don't drink isopropanol.
And just don't drink hand sanitizer.
By the way why is the sanitizer I purchased recently... sticky? It says on the bottle "No rinse off" but it is really difficult to get the stickiness off my hands.
Maybe it's meant to say "Now rinse off".
"I strongly believe it is time to take all the warning labels off and let nature take its course."
Unfortunately, 'Nature taking its course' is where these future 'Darwin Award winners' came from !!! :)
Careful what you wish for !!!
The tp shortage was for two reasons:
1) people are at home more, so they need more tp at home
2) the companies making tp produce a different type for home (nice and soft) and commercial (that thin sandpapery kind most places use) and they can't easily convert from one to the other
So not only did the needs for homes go up a lot and there wasn't enough supply for that level of usage, but once shortages got in the news people wanted to "stock up" leading to further shortages and more incentive to stock up when you see it on the shelves.
Not sure why it didn't affect you, do you live somewhere where people have reason to want to keep more on hand - i.e. rural areas where it is a longer trip to the store so you want to go less often, storms might keep you away so you keep more on hand than the average person, etc.? Or maybe the store manager of the place where you shop has some pull with the distributors lol
Fortunately we were well stocked up on just about everything - not for Covid but in anticipation of shortages when Brexit finally fully arrives (end of Dec 2020 currently unless someone blinks). Started in 2018 and just keep rotating.
Served us well and it meant that we could leave the stuff that on the shelves for others when it ran in short supply.
Actually, yes. Yesterday was the first time in three months that my local grocery/general merchandise store actually had hand sanitiser, and their supply was extremely limited. Maybe the shortage is limited to the midwest (which of course, is actually located in the mideast portion of the US, but I digress). However, there hasn't been any shortage of toilet paper.
You'll have to make of that what you will, I'm not getting into any discussions of local hygiene.
Around here, there was a severe shortage of both TP and hand sanitizer. The shelves in local supermarkets were completely bare, no paper products, not even napkins or kitchen paper towels (apparently Bounty really is a Quicker Picker Upper....) to be seen, all gone. Costco and Sam’s Club and BJ’s rationed you one package per household and still ran out. Places like Office Depot and Ace Hardware (I’m not making this up, _Ace Hardware_) got in TP and rationed one to three rolls to a customer, and still ran out. Certain people were seen to send in assorted members of the household, in relays, down to and including children, to get TP. If there was any. One local supermarket would get a big tractor-trailer full of new stock to resupply in every morning at around 9. They’d have the new TP out by 10:30 at the latest. By noon the shelves would be bare again... l couldn’t figure out where on Earth the customers were putting it all. Some people in Jamaica had some fun, taking pics of themselves standing in front of a huge pile of TP rolls with a caption of how they were sending relief supplies to America... the same jokers have apparently got several container loads of ‘Jamaican virus killer’, possibly better known as overproof white rum, ready for shipment north.
"batshit-crazy suggestions that injecting disinfectant into the human body might treat COVID-19"
I love this one. I watched that conference, saw and heard myself what was said. This has become a great litmus to find out who is framing narratives (or blindly swallowing them) versus actually reporting on what happens.
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