‘I felt someone hand-grab my toilet paper roll. ‘Excuse me! Let go!!’ A man was trying to pull it out of my hand. I thought it was a joke.’: Woman says ‘not even diarrhea would make me fight a mob of people to get toilet paper’

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“Today I walked to the supermarket on my lunch break, to buy some snacks and toilet paper. I haven’t really believed the abundance of posts saying there is none. So, I haven’t worried. I stroll through the aisles. Buy all the chips. Head towards the toilet paper aisle and there is literally a flurry of people scrambling on top of themselves. I look in the aisle and there is no toilet paper on the shelves.

None. Literally.

I thought, wow, the rumors are really true.

So I walked towards the check out with my snacks and saw three expensive packs of brand toilet paper. I picked up one and contemplated grabbing the other ones… it’s flu season in my house and we use it to blow our noses too… and the hoard of people saw what I had found and like zombies to brains, they scrambled over to me.

I was shoved over like it was the last ticket for entry of the Willy Wonka factory and much like Veruca Salt, they wanted it now!

I felt someone’s hand grab my toilet paper roll and a man was trying to pull it out of my hand.

I thought he was joking and started laughing but he was freaking serious and tried to take it out of my hand.

I turned into Karen who was calling for the manager and looked at this guy and said, `Excuse me! Let go!!’

Which actually got the attention of the manager who came, and man handled this man off me. I’m laughing as I’m writing this because it’s freaking toilet paper! Lol!

After the commotion settled and the zombies left. The man apologized to me and I was asked if I wanted to call the police but all I could picture was me on a witness stand crying hysterically and saying, ‘He tried to rob me of my toilet paper!’

Anyway, while all that stuff was going on, the shelves were being RESTOCKED with toilet paper… but it was home brand and suddenly no one needed to stock up anymore. With that, the man turned his nose up on and went back to his shopping cart… which was full of toilet paper! Lol!

Now don’t let this story make you go crazy and run to your local to buy 15 tons of toilet paper, because when this hysteria is left over, you’re going to be left with a lot more sheets than anyone needs. They are just upping their stock and shipments – So it’s great you’re making these people richer but you’re organizing some serious cutting down of trees which is so unnecessary too. And toilet paper?

That would be the last thing I would be worried about. You can literally wipe your ass on anything. Leaves, zombies – anything. So don’t lose your shi*t over this sh*t ok?

And the supermarket guy said to me , ‘There’s more at 7 a.m. so you can come back then.’

Nothing would make me drive 2 hours and fight a mob of people to get toilet paper, not even diarrhea.”

Courtesy Laura Mazza

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