Monday, April 6, 2020

Save Us From the Do-Gooders

Save us from the dumbass do-gooders.  Check out this message that appeared on social media yesterday:

Just stop it.  You do-gooders are only making things worse.  It is this website's contention that social media is the main reason these shortages are occurring.  During the aftermath of Katrina, the only shortage was dry ice and gasoline.  The first one occurred because the power was out and the second because the terminal in Collins was knocked out. 

These shortages are different.  Production and distribution are working just fine.  Hell, the Georgia-Pacific toilet paper plant in Zachary, La. is working at 120% capacity. 

Social media is making these shortages much worse.  It is one thing to contact a neighbor or family member to let her know the store has meat or just got some bread in.  People look out for their circle of families and friends.  Always have, always will.

Facebook, Nextdoor, and other apps completely changed this dynamic.  People see toilet paper or meat at the store.  What do they do? Whip out the iphone, take that photo, and post to Facebook.  However, they don't just post them on their Facebook page where 200 of their friends see it.  Nope. That's not good enough for these attention hounds.  They post those pictures on "Let's Talk Clinton" or "Let's Talk Ridgeland" (I made up the names) where the groups have 10,000 or more members. Nothing like LOOK AT ME!!! I"M A SOMEBODY!!! Of course when you question them, they indignantly respond that I AM JUST TRYING TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED IT!

No, you dumbass do-gooder, you are not helping those who need it.  You are alerting the wolfpack.  People are in panic-buying mode right now.  All you did was alert the wolfpack.  Technology has given us the ability to instantly alert thousands of people within a few minutes just by using our own phones.

It's time to call the do-gooders out.  They aren't trying to help.  They want attention so give them the attention they crave, just not in the way they are expecting.  Since they love comments, call them out in those comment sections.  Shame them.  Tell them to remove the post.  They are making things worse, much worse.  I'm not one for Facebook censorship but it wouldn't bother me one bit if the Zuck started removing these posts. 

So when you see that butcher putting out several trays of ground beef or see a wall actually stocked with toilet paper, put down the phone.  Buy what you need, help your mom out, but put down that phone. 

You are doing everyone a favor. 


Anonymous said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

Some if this is actually true. But I guess you have to take the bad with the good.

Anonymous said...

Message Delivered Message Received...Although it sounds like a little cabin fever is coming out in tone. BWC

Anonymous said...

JJ being the exception, the media is also to blame. My otherwise healthy 80-something father-in-law is fearful to even go fetch the newspaper out in his driveway and he doesn't have a neighbor within 50 yards of his house.

Anonymous said...

Social Media should honestly be called Social Cancer. Everything posted is for meaningless "likes" which trigger dopamine production in the brain which leads to euphoria. When you get addicted to that cycle you get nonsense like this and other virtue signaling. And Mark Zuckerberg knows all about the dopamine euphoria. They work every angle on Facebook.

Madison Rulz said...

Great post.

Messick said...

Tissue? I don't even know you...

Anonymous said...

The absolute state of plebs buying tissue and bread when you can't find a box of 9mm ammo or #4 buckshot shells. Wish someone would share that!

Anonymous said...

These "huns" on the lets talk __________ are the epitome of attention seekers. Hell, Brandon has two, a regular one and an "uncensored" one which the only difference is one "page owner" as they like to call themselves, one doesn't censor(per se) and the other does. Again, power tripping on FB. One of the main most posters on one of them lives in Madison, she just likes to see herself on Facebook I guess. Its quite comical. These people have nothing better to do than sit home and post multiple times a day and seek affirmation they are important, when the whole community is laughing at them. And these commodity hoarders don't have a clue they will be target #1 if the SHTF.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. Thank you KF!

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

May, or then again, may not want to read this article. Stay strong.

Anonymous said...

An interesting counter-argument here that hoarding is not to blame, but instead the increased usage of consumer retail tissue vs industrial commercial tissue with schools and offices closing. The author's contention is that the products are made, shipped, and distributed through different channels that can't be quickly redirected, which is causing the shortage.

Anonymous said...

umm... if it’s time to call them out, why’s it blacked out?

Anonymous said...

To 9:45AM, Please ask your healthy 80 year old father-in-law to let that paper sit in the driveway, or at least, get it later in the day and let it sit outside overnight. It'll still read the next day. He may not have neighbors, but that paper has been handled by numerous unknown people before it landed in his driveway that morning. True, the chance isn't great that anyone will catch COVID this way, but the key word is "chance." Especially at 80, every unnecessary chance he doesn't take is well worth not taking. The same is true for everyone else.

And as to the posting on social media, attention-whoring aside, creating a situation where people congregate (and most will be disappointed and frustrated) is plain stupid and dangerous.

It appears the fight against the transmission of COVID-19 may - MAY - be achieving results, so:


For you football fans, don't be Leon Lett. If don't know what that means, stay at home and spend a few hours researching it online.

Anonymous said...

So where exactly is it that I can get more TP to increase my hoard supply???

Kingfish said...

Lucky him. WSJ hasn't been delivered for two days straight now.

Anonymous said...

and on a completely different note..... it’s time to think about 3rd order effects as far as the supply chain. Mine was type B filters for the above ground pool. They come from China, I’m sure, and once in store supply is gone, don’t believe there will be even slow boats coming with more. Fall/Winter holiday related items (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas) are possibly impacted as well. Think ahead. Too late to go buy a water hose when your house is on fire.

Anonymous said...

There is no shortage on TP or food. However there is a mental shortage which results in overbuying and hoarding. Go back to your regular buying habits for food and household goods.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm buying lots more stuff because I've got to support the entire family all day long and provide three meals a day, plus school them, plus entertain them, etc. Basically, everything I would normally outsource. So my grocery shopping has gone up by at least 30%.

Anonymous said...

Tell Pops to nuke it in the microwave for 60 seconds. Kill all those commie germs!

Anonymous said...

Silver lining of Covid for me, is TP consumption, er’ra perhaps better said use, by wife has decreased DRAMATICALLY. Use to go through a roll every 36 hours.. Now, more like 5 days. It sounded like she was crank starting a Johnson when she spun the roll to finish #1 business. Now she is rationing herself to 6 squares. I calculate that I have 62 weeks before I have to restock my supply stores.

Anonymous said...

"My otherwise healthy 80-something father-in-law is fearful to even go fetch the newspaper out in his driveway and he doesn't have a neighbor within 50 yards of his house."

Which means he will probably be fine. Now if everyone else would do that.


"The absolute state of plebs buying tissue and bread when you can't find a box of 9mm ammo or #4 buckshot shells. Wish someone would share that!"

If you didn't already have ammo, then I can't say anything nice about you.

Anonymous said...

"Tell Pops to nuke it in the microwave for 60 seconds. Kill all those commie germs!"

Comedy aside, no, do not do that. Just let the damned thing sit. And if anyone simply cannot control themselves for a few hours, wash your hands after you touch it. Again, it is and will be the chances not taken that win this thing, not the anecdotal chances taken that didn't infect someone with or transmit COVID-19 _that_ time.

Think of it like Russian Roulette. If you were offered a 1 in 6 chance to gamble with your health/life and/or the health/lives of your family and friends for a chance at insignificant crap, sensible people would not bet. So why would a 1 in 50 or even 1 in 1000 chance make it worthwhile, especially for something like a newspaper, more toilet paper, etc.?

Anonymous said...

My wife just picked up the last three cartons of Shock Top Belgian White at Wal-marts this morning in Starkville.
Not hoarding ... will mostly be gone by the time the Egg cools tonight.

Anonymous said...

10:29 that is pure horse shit. the TP was scooped up (in advance) on day one of the panic well before everyone was sent home. and now the hoarders keep buying more because they are selfish idiots.

Anonymous said...

Everyone I found out what is causing the TP shortage. Industry studies have found during this panicdemic that when one person sneezes or coughs 100 people poop 💩 their pants!

Anonymous said...

11:06 😂
Damn you must be married to my wife's secret sister. When we were traveling in Central America they had attendants that stood outside the ladies public
restrooms handing out 4 sheets of T P. When this started, I told her to remember Costa Rica, problem solved.

Anonymous said...

@12:09 p.m. – What is this "Wal-marts" you speak of? Perhaps our shelter-in-place time could best be used eradicating the linguistic reasons we in the South give for others to look at us as uneducated.

Let everybody down at the Krogers, the Belks, the Whataburgers, and the Krystals know, won't you?

Anonymous said...

Most peoples asses are still operating at the same level as pre-coronavirus. No need to hoard the TP. Your ass can only do so much!

Anonymous said...

I said this the other day, in one of those rooms. STOP posting where there's needed supplies because ignorant hoarders are going there and buying up everything, UNNECESSARILY. In my post, I told them I wasn't going to mention the store, nor the location, because of the hoarders, but the suppliers can't keep up if people are going to act in this manner! The immune compromised, elderly, etc., who are all playing by the rules and staying in, can hardly find anything when they are able to go out. Let's spread the word to stop this madness. If you perceive hoarding, get store management or someone at the store. Maybe they'll stop it.

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