- Oct 15, 2017
- Reaction score
- mid-Michigan, USoA
i had my chance yesterday and i only got milk and bananas but perhaps we'll do some shopping tomorrow. the weather forecast looks very raw and we heard from a relative that they are short on some food so it might be a good time to go stock up on some staples and take some to them.Which reminds me of the local Walmart in Spring, which placed boxes of wash towels in the empty TP aisle. Hint, hint...
The conditions are ripe for another panic, all it takes is a media trigger.
To a point, "hoarding" may just be stocking up, buying as much as possible each store visit to limit exposure to potential super-spreader events. DW & I, being in the at-risk category, have followed that philosophy since the pandemic began. But for those living in urban areas, where riots & post-election violence are anticipated, the threat of food shortages is very real. Some groups & individuals (such as the one in the video) are stoking those fears... whether that is ultimately helpful or destructive remains to be seen. I expect to see massive panic buying next week, if it hasn't already started.