One of the real-time realities of today is that I don’t get out much, meaning that I go to the supermarket only when I really need to buy something.
So I am a bit slow on the uptake, I suppose, when I notice something that apparently has been trending over the course of some time.
Such as the supply of toilet paper on the shelves.
You’ll recall I am sure when the pandemic first erupted we were told to stock up on certain household necessities. TP was one of them.
We weren’t in danger of running out of it in our home, but we did stock up when they appeared at our Princeton, Texas, neighborhood supermarket.
Then the supplies held up. No one felt the need to, um, fill their closets with this essential commodity.
Until now. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pulled back on his reopening strategy. We’re now being ordered to wear masks in public. We are limiting gathering sizes. Abbott is imploring us to maintain “social distancing” measures. I get all that, man.
He didn’t say anything about stocking up on essential items. Not to worry about that, though. We found out during the first shutdown what we needed to do.
TP once again is in short supply.
Hey, you big drug firms … hurry up with that vaccine. Will ya?