The Toilet Paper Olympics 2020

Empty shelves for disinfectant wipes wait for restocking, as concerns grow around COVID-19, Tuesday March 3, 2020, in New York. A man from New York City’s suburbs was hospitalized in serious condition with COVID-19 on Tuesday, a case that prompted school closings and quarantines for congregants of a now-shuttered synagogue. The state’s second confirmed case also raised the possibility that the virus is spreading locally. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

One of the craziest things about the Wuhan Coronavirus so far has been the panic buying of toilet paper.

There was no shortage or reason to panic buy; what did the virus have to do with toilet paper?

But when people thought of staying in for a month or so, they think of what they might need, even if it isn’t in short supply. Plus they see other people buying it, so they buy, creating a shortage when there wasn’t one, creating even more panic buying efforts. It feeds on itself. And we aren’t the only folks freaking out over it, it’s happening in other places like the UK and Australia as well.

So here’s a little salute to the Toilet Paper Olympics 2020. And if you weren’t able to get any toilet paper when you went out, at least, maybe here’s a little fun with it for you.

There’s always one (no, liberal media fact-checkers it’s a joke, it’s not real).

But we now have the official word from Georgia-Pacific, straight from Alabama. The things we do for you, our readers.

They have officially weighed in and say: there is no way the toilet paper production is running out, according to spokesperson Eric Abercrombie.

So put your feet up and relax.