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pottz

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03-13-2020 06:45 PM

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just wanted to know what some of you guys are experiencing in other parts of the country or world with this corona virus craziness.here in socal people are hording water, tp, paper towels and sanitizer.i went sams club early this morning and there was a 30 minute line just to get in with no gaurantee youd get what you need,so i said the hell with it and went home.now the stores are starting to run out of all kinds of staples too.hey as woodworkers should we hord titebond too-LOL!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 03-13-2020 06:53 PM

pottz,

Not experiencing nothing where I live….Everything’s pretty quite around here. So far we’ve only had one case of the virus in our state. As far as I know there is no run on any products to my knowledge. We live in a small town, and the biggest town to us is about 12,000 people. The one case was down in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, about 300+ miles away.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#2 posted 03-13-2020 07:04 PM

Have a friend here who is from Denver. I warned him two days ago that he better get out and get, before there wasnt anything left to get. He listened to me and rushed out. He bought 6 cases of boxwine, and a few bottles of hard-liquor, and a ton a bacon.

So, it is the same here in Spain, and the rest of Europe, Im sure. When I was resupplying 2 days ago, I saw a man buy the entire stock of flour, must have been an entire pallet´s worth. Water, TP, pasta, rice, sold out in just about every supermarket in Spain.

Across Europe, all schools closed, borders on lockdown, bars-restaurants-all shops( in some countries)- art galleries- sporting events-concerts-cancelled or closed indefinitely. This is going to be painful for many small-business owners.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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Woodknack

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#3 posted 03-13-2020 07:10 PM

Nobody hoarding anything around here other than masks and hand sanitizer. A lot of people stay stocked up for hurricane season anyway. The colleges are switching classes to online. Most public gatherings are closed. Businesses are allowing telecommuting where possible. I went to the Chinese supermarket the other day thinking it would be empty but it was busier than usual. Dropped by the doctor’s office for a checkup and they didn’t send me for bloodwork this time because they don’t want healthy people around sick people.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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pottz

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#4 posted 03-13-2020 07:15 PM

yeah i always keep a good supply of vino and whiskey on hand,just in case a party breaks out-lol.schhols here in l.a. are closing monday and all sports teams are on hold.this could put a lot of small businesses out of business.stock markert has gone into free fall,glad im retiring next week!it’s gonna be a wild ride!!!!!.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 03-13-2020 07:39 PM

Here in s/w fla, we are acting fairly normal, but there is a run on tp maskes and hand sanitizer. I heard one case in our county, via flight from NY.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 03-13-2020 07:48 PM

Interestingly enough here is an interaction I had with someone over at IAP this morning.

[QUOTE=”GraiDawg, post: 2068196, member: 39815”]

its a over hyped thing – unless you are over 80 or immuno compromised its nothing to seriously wory about. we are probbably all going to get it, much like the flu, and 99% of us will get better

[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=”Andybb, post: 2068369, member: 36473”]

No offense, but are you an immunologist or work for the CDC? The doctor from China who first raised the alarm was in his mid 40’s when he died. I live near and and work in Kirkland, WA, the “epicenter” of the US outbreak (a suburb of Seattle). My wife is an administrative nurse in the school district and they are closing for a month starting Monday. It is no joke here and I know someone who has died from it. She was not 80.

I’m sorry. I genuinely didn’t mean to sound short or rude but my office window looks out on Microsoft headquarters. That building is mostly unoccupied right now. When lay people shoot from the hip with words like hype and 99% I have to react. 1% of 300M people is 3M people and that’s just here in the US. The WHO has declared this a pandemic. People here have stopped shaking hands and half of our staff are not at work today and rush hour traffic is about half of what it normally is. There is no treatment or vaccine for this unlike the flu. We are not panicking but we are taking it seriously. It’s not about the disease so much as it is about stopping the spread.

Again, sorry if I sounded rude.

Andy

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What I don’t understand is why people are hoarding toilet paper. Even if it was a zombie apocalypse why would you need more toilet paper? :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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controlfreak

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#7 posted 03-13-2020 07:50 PM

Someone asked me if I was stocking up on bottled water. I said the faucet isn’t going to stop working. The only reason for any shortage is people going out and buying to hoard, supply has not changed.

I have all I need, Meat, eggs, scotch , wine and beer. I switched from keto to carnivore way of eating two weeks ago so the only thing I need is meat. I doubt anyone is hoarding meat so I’m good here.

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#8 posted 03-13-2020 08:01 PM

My wife went to 3 stores, Walmart, Sams Club and finally BJs last night looking for toilet paper. Not because we’re “prepping” but because we’re almost out of toilet paper… She finally got some at BJs. They had a 16 pack. Limit 2 per customer. $32!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aside from the toilet paper silliness, lots of legit precautions being taken around here. All major public events have been cancelled, schools have been open thus far but, starting Monday most of them will be closed for 2 weeks. Universities have already gone to having all classes online. My company has a total lockdown worldwide on travel and are asking that people report any personal travel and self-quarantine afterwards if they travel to a moderate or high risk area.

I don’t know what the current numbers are but a couple of days ago, it was estimated that the death rate may be as high as 3.5% from this outbreak. Anyone not taking it seriously should. I pay little attention when politicians cry wolf but when scientists and medical professionals are pretty much in total agreement about the severity of something like this, it’s a different story.

Stay safe y’all. And quit buying all the damned toilet paper!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 03-13-2020 08:04 PM

LOL!

Right after I just posted that^ a guy I work with walked in and said he just figured out why there’s a toilet paper shortage. “Because when one person sneezes, everyone around them shits.”

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 03-13-2020 08:09 PM

AZ has 9 cases. Stores are mostly normal, except for masks and sanitizer.
Latest data that it can up to 37 days for virus to clear. So buckle up, we are in for a wild ride.
My plan is stay hydrated by adding soda to my whisky during this trying time. :-)

Don’t panic. Be Happy.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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HokieKen

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#11 posted 03-13-2020 08:19 PM



AZ has 9 cases. Stores are mostly normal, except for masks and sanitizer.
Latest data that it can up to 37 days for virus to clear. So buckle up, we are in for a wild ride.
My plan is stay hydrated by adding soda to my whisky during this trying time. :-)

Don t panic. Be Happy.

- CaptainKlutz

Don’t do that! They say that hand sanitizer has to be at least 60% alcohol to be effective. I figure as long as my drinks are at least 60% alcohol I’ll kill anything that makes it past the hands ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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controlfreak

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#12 posted 03-13-2020 08:19 PM

I guess the reason I haven’t worried about the toilet paper since I buy it but the case for my office and just take a few home when needed. I have room to store at the office but who has room for cases of TP at home?

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pottz

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#13 posted 03-13-2020 08:20 PM

i was wondering why people are hording paper towels,go on you tube and you will see dozens of videos on how to make a mask from paper towels.are people that scared there believing all the mis information and b-s thats spreading faster than the virus.listen to the facts and you will stay safe.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#14 posted 03-13-2020 08:46 PM

I don’t drink corona, I drink DOS XX. Therefore I aint gonna get no virus. I don’t gotta hoard TP, I got an outdated Grizzly catalog.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#15 posted 03-13-2020 08:48 PM



I don t drink corona, I drink DOS XX. Therefore I aint gonna get no virus.

- mudflap4869


What is totally asinine is that Corona Beer sales are off by something like 30%.!!!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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