People are stocking up in anticipation of responsibly social distancing or even government-mandated quarantine if people won’t be responsible on their own. Or if the administration gets it together. So far, Donald Trump has been making it difficult for people to get tested and spreading misinformation. It makes sense that folks are panicking under those circumstances.
What doesn’t make sense is the stuff they’re buying while panicking. Milk is flying off the shelves like cows get coronavirus and are about to go extinct. Having a few weeks of staples is a good idea, but trying to buy enough toilet paper to wipe an army’s butt isn’t going to help you. It’s also bad news for your neighbors and community members who are poor or elderly or unable to buy things in bulk for whatever reason.
They need to be able to go into a supermarket and find the basic necessities on a more regular basis than someone who can afford an entire palette of rice. The coronavirus panic-buying has led to some incredible images as folks line up to check out with their hoard. Scroll through and consider what you have and what you absolutely do not need.
An hour into the grocery store quarantine line and this guy cuts with a shopping cart full of nothing but Sprite. Not even mad about it dude has his priorities straight 🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/MOdMVziWDG
— Kait Feldmann (@kaitfeldmann) March 14, 2020
2. Trash Bags
Panic buyers are weird bruh, someone bought an entire cart of trash bags. Are y’all trying to dispose a body wtf.
— llewen (@llewen_garcia) March 14, 2020
3. Thousand Island Dressing
— July Alsina (@waymo_91) March 15, 2020
Yesterday i saw a guy at Costco with a cart full of chocolate chip muffins. Today I’m thinking he maybe onto something.
— تنویر (@Hijabbee) March 14, 2020
YOU GOOD BRO? pic.twitter.com/JD6u4Semm7
— dick flattened piggy @ Boston (@_RKGKNK_) March 14, 2020
The man buying all the bread has his priorities straight pic.twitter.com/W1Pt36rjki
— °~♡°Hal°♡~° (@Liladybug01) March 11, 2020
I went to Walmart this morning and this was the cart in front of me at 9 am. I need some explanations 🤯🥚 pic.twitter.com/NQMF5Ys9AJ
— Ciana ❁ (@ciana_alyn) March 13, 2020
8. A recipe for disaster
Saw a man at Whole Foods with a cart filled to the brim with potato hot dog buns and cream cheese. Wasn’t sure what to make of this
— mar (@brewsterini) March 13, 2020
— FOXXDOXX (@foxx_doxx) March 15, 2020
10. Power bowls
see and add: an entire cart of Healthy Choice brand “power bowls” pic.twitter.com/fBPZSinUAm
— Morgan 🏳️🌈 (@md14747) March 14, 2020