First it was toilet paper

6 thoughts on “First it was toilet paper”

  1. But China is COVID19-free now. I would think their manufacturing is back up. Sometimes something I want isn’t in stock, but I haven’t had much of a problem with food. Now, cleaning supplies are different. I want the Clorox wipes and they’re nowhere to be found. And I’m not paying $30 for a small size on the internet.

  2. This is why I’ve always avoided online shopping when I could. With the exception of a European brand of show that isn’t readily available where I live, I primarily purchase everything in person (until the pandemic quarantine). It just seems so wasteful to me to have all these trucks carrying all this merchandise, wrapped in plastic or cardboard, especially now that porch thieves are onto the vast wonderland of goodies sitting unmonitored, ready for the taking. Not to mention warehouse workers earning pitiful wages and being treated like slaves. I wish the U.S. would learn from the pandemic and get back to making the products we use here, ourselves. But I doubt it will happen.

    1. At my age it’s just easier to shop online when I know what I want. I’m home all day so don’t worry about porch pirates — but they certainly are active around here. Personal shoppers get my groceries and deliver with their own cars, so no trucks. I do miss “Made in the USA,” but a global economy and the desire for cheap goods has about ruined that. It’s a shame. I’m willing to pay for quality.

  3. We’ve been on a search for those little hash brown potato patties that we have for breakfast. We’ve been to 3 stores, no luck, but we did find a 2 for 1 sale on pork loin and bought six. Great deal.

    But I might be forced to make my own hash browns …

    1. We are creatures of habit, aren’t we? When you’re all set for something specific, substitutes just won’t do. I’ve no doubt you could make your own hash browns, but they won’t be quite the same, will they? Not to mention a lot less convenient.

... and that's my two cents