We thought the toilet paper shortage would never end.
Mary Hopkin – Those Were The Days – 1968
NBC4 Los Angeles–The line of departing trucks never goes away. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they leave with thousands and thousands of rolls onboard.
In her 42 years in the toilet paper business, Lizanne Nanez with the Charmin Plant Finance Department has heard them all — the jokes, the puns all in good fun she says. But nobody’s laughing now.
“No, no! Now it’s essential,” Nanez said.
Remember empty toilet-paper shelves? They’re back in Boise as virus hoarding resumes.
Idaho Statesman–Customers shopping at Boise’s Costco store got a rude surprise when they walked to the back of the store on Sunday and discovered the store had run out of toilet paper and paper towels.
It was reminiscent of last spring and summer, when jumbo packs of paper products were snatched up as soon as they were unloaded, leaving most of Costco’s customers empty-handed. Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies were in short supply nationwide for months after the coronavirus began causing panic late last winter.
Costco says, “We busted our asses to get you your horde of 10,000 rolls of Personal Anal Wipes (PAWs), so you own them. You can bequeath them to you great-great grandchildren as proof that you were a survivor of the Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020. As a public service, we are providing an App called “PAWS” or “Will You Outlive Your Toilet Paper Supply – EZ Calculator.” Download it today.