NET, the TP crisis, a rant and a little humor
I’m sure the irony of the TP “shortage” is not lost on most of us. As someone who experiences way too many BMs each day, and frequent diarrhea, (sorry for the TMI) my household keeps a lot of the precious paper on hand. I’m sure in this community, I’m not alone in this. I see online posts and comments complaining about shoppers purchasing more than a couple packages at a time. Large TP purchases are our normal. I’m not condoning hoarding, purchasing carts-full at a time, but please, there are some of us that honestly require an abnormal amount of bog roll.
When reports of TP shortages first began, I made a contingency plan, just in case. We have plenty of rags, old towels, etc., which I could cut into wash cloth size and utilize as an alternative. A good rinse after use, toss into a bucket and launder every day or so. Great plan, or so I thought.
A few days into our sheltering in place, my good, OLD, reliable washing machine died. So, here I am, high risk, trying to stay home and I need a washer. I’m trying to shop for one online, but finding it difficult. I REALLY want to SEE what I’m buying. Laundry is an essential chore, but I have serious lung issues and am already on supplemental oxygen. Laundromats are not an option right now. My daughter comes to the rescue though and offers drop off laundry services at her home. She’s working from home now and can throw in our loads while she’s working. What a huge help. I haven’t asked her yet if she’s willing to wash our reusable butt wipes.
How are you dealing with this health crisis? Staying calm? Freaking out? Looking to humor? Praying a lot more. All of the above?