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My wife and I went grocery shopping yesterday. Little did we know that we would get a preview of a Bernie Sanders’ presidency. There was no toilet paper, facial tissue, bottled water, or cold medication to be had, those shelves were empty. I’ll have to add “Caracas on the Willamette” to my description of Portland. Some canned food had also disappeared from the shelves. The Coronavirus panic has hit the Portland Metro area.
Hoarding has not only hit the Portland area, there are news stories about hoarding in other US cities. I told my wife that all hope is not lost, we may have to subscribe to The Oregonian. I’ll get up in the morning before the paper is delivered, and when it hits the front porch I’ll tell my wife to cover me so I can retrieve the paper. Our toilet paper problem will be solved. A daily visit to McDonald’s for a Big Mac with extra napkins will also help mitigate the paper shortage. It’s all about adapting.Published in