Some people are reacting to the coronavirus in a mature, responsible way. While others are panic-buying, hoarding supplies, leaving nothing to buy for everyone else, and flaunting how much they don’t care about social distancing. And a select few are even hoping to scalp others by reselling basic supplies like toilet paper.

But the internet isn’t standing for this kind of behavior. People are shaming jerks online who are making the corona-crisis more difficult for us all. Scroll down for Bored Panda’s list about corona-jerks getting outed and let us know in the comments below if this made you lose a bit of faith in humanity. Be sure to read on for our interview with Sam Dogen, founder of the Financial Samurai website, about price gouging.

Most people you talk to will be able to tell you that they’ve already seen small examples of price-gouging. Like selling face masks for exorbitant prices. It looks like some individuals see the crisis as an opportunity. An opportunity to fill their pockets with quick cash in exchange for their moral integrity.

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And... Reverse!

And... Reverse!

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.gas.
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4 months ago

Love this. They should "follow up" after it's all said and done with a permanent leave offer (sacked).

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The Old Man & His Wife In My Building Rarely Leave Their Apt. They Was Very Pleased

The Old Man & His Wife In My Building Rarely Leave Their Apt. They Was Very Pleased

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ƒιѕн
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4 months ago

Awesome

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This Man Drove 1,000+ Miles And Bought 17,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer And Wipes, But Now He Can't Find Buyers. Boo-Hoo

This Man Drove 1,000+ Miles And Bought 17,000 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer And Wipes, But Now He Can't Find Buyers. Boo-Hoo

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Mama Panda
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4 months ago

I just read that this asshat and his bro decided to donate the rest of their stash to those in need. Great sentiment, just too bad it's attached to greed.

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Bored Panda spoke with Sam Dogen, founder of the Financial Samurai website, about price gouging and scalping in the wake of the corona-crisis. We wanted to find out why we're already seeing people pay huge prices for hygiene products.

"Panic makes people do things irrationally," Dogen said. "There is no need to have a year's supply of toilet paper or hand sanitizer. Supply will come back within a couple months as we are currently experiencing a supply shock as well."

"So if you must hoard, then buy for not more than two months of supply. Most people buy one month's supply of personal hygiene products, so two months is not that much more."

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Just.... Man, [screw] Her. I’ll Never Understand Why People Are Such Assh*les

Just.... Man, [screw] Her. I’ll Never Understand Why People Are Such Assh*les

This woman in Taylor Mill, Kentucky has hoarded toilet paper to sell out the back of her car for $5.00 a roll. How can people have this much greed? GET HER FACE OUT THERE...So the World can know what a true LOW LIFE looks like. 

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Rowlie
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4 months ago

Judging by the close-up she's hiding a couple rolls in her mouth as well

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#5

If This Is You: [Screw] You

If This Is You: [Screw] You

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DforDorothy
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4 months ago

People are literally shitting themselves of fear apparently...😒

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#6

The More You Take, The Less There Is For Everyone Else

The More You Take, The Less There Is For Everyone Else

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Becky Moore
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4 months ago

Did someone seriously write cunt?! :P

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Dogen reiterated that it's vital that people don't give in to price gouging. "Price gouging is a pure indication of panic buying. If you do not panic buy, then you will not succumb to paying inflated prices. People who price gouge during a global pandemic should be fined and banned from reselling things online again. Instead of price gouging, they should be doing something to help their fellow brothers and sisters."

He also mentioned that price gouging is nothing new during times of distress. "Price gouging happened during the 2008–2009 financial crisis, after many devastating storms, and other tragedies."

"I understand the desire to profit to take care of your own finances, but when there is a large tragedy, it is incumbent on all of us to step up and help each other out."

#7

Which One Are You?

Which One Are You?

There are 2 types of people in the world

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Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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4 months ago

This has to be a joke. It's a virus not a fucking zombie apocalypse

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#8

Seriously...

Seriously...

My co-worker has been coming into office because he feels "fine" and shows no symptom. Now my senior manager still want to have all hands meeting where bunch of people (+20) crammed into conference room to discuss telecommuting plan.


Update: Now my a-hole manager wants doctor's note if you are calling in sick. If employees are self quarantining for any suspicious symptoms, last thing you want to do is go outside to get a [frikinn] doctor's note!

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Analyn Lahr
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4 months ago

Exactly! My work requires a doctor's note for absences more than three days.

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#9

Whoever You Are, [Screw] You!

Whoever You Are, [Screw] You!

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

How much shitting do people imagine they will be doing?

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CBS4 found out about an underground scalper and gouger network in Denver that resells personal hygiene products at greatly increased prices. One of these men was selling packages of (yup, you guessed it) toilet paper for 4 to 5 dollars per 4-pack on Craigslist. Even though they cost around 1 dollar per pack in stores.

“If you want more, it will be gone by tomorrow,” the man told undercover CBS4 reporters when he met them. According to the scalper, he’s been making good money and sold around 100 rolls already. When the man realized that he was being filmed, he refused to talk to the reporters further.online.

The undercover reporters met another man who sold 4 to 5 dollar-worth bottles of hand sanitizer for 20 dollars each. He explained that most of his customers are worried about the coronavirus.

“I just wanted to cash in and make a few bucks,” he said. Fortunately, in this case, the man realized that he was acting wrong, returned the money, and reduced the cost of his products to their usual price.

In the US, over 30 states have laws that make it illegal for people to price gouge during a state of emergency or a disaster. However, other states, like Colorado, don’t have such restrictions.

Which makes it easy for jerks to hoard supplies and then resell them for people who are in panic-mode. The good news is, the majority of folks are fighting back, even if, for now, it mostly means shaming these jerks

#10

Australia Right Now. Corona Virus Panic Has Already Hit

Australia Right Now. Corona Virus Panic Has Already Hit

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Analyn Lahr
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4 months ago

I hope they then donate it to those in need.

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#11

Another Profiteer Clearing Out Thermometers At Costco. Spent His Time In The Line Up Bragging How Much Money He Would Make Marking Up The Sale Of These

Another Profiteer Clearing Out Thermometers At Costco. Spent His Time In The Line Up Bragging How Much Money He Would Make Marking Up The Sale Of These

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Mama Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

I would have walked right into that cart on purpose just to knock them all off! Then I would have grabbed as much as I could and then start passing them out to those who were looking for them but couldn't have them because of this dickweenie!

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My Kid Has A Non-Coronavirus Related Fever. But Panic Shopping Has Made It Hard To Find Medicine

My Kid Has A Non-Coronavirus Related Fever. But Panic Shopping Has Made It Hard To Find Medicine

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Tara Brooks
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4 months ago (edited)

I faced the same thing. I can’t find anything anywhere. Hoping to try Amazon

John L
Community Member
4 months ago

I was surprised. At my grocery store, no meat, pasta, sanitizer or paper products. But there was plenty of cold medicine. I thought to myself, I guess people think they aren't going to get sick...it's the other guy.

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Joanna Frakes
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4 months ago

The same thing happened to me. Nobody thinks about the kiddos.

RJ
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4 months ago (edited)

There's a baby that just got an operation. Can't change the kind of milk. All the milk gone. They asked on Facebook if someone had any.

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dev mehta
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4 months ago

Drug stores must impose a quantity limit on essential items..

Azziza
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4 months ago

All stores really!

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Fenja Martina
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

All the OTC shit is like ibuprofen, tylenol and whatnot - What the hell is that going to do for you if you have covid-19? How is that going to fix you? WHY are people hoarding this? Are they trying to escape lung disease via liver and kidney failure?

Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

So ridiculous.

Cloris Ellis
Community Member
4 months ago

The Target by me has signs that read, "Limit 6"... No surprise, those shelves of panic items were bare. Give us a freaking break! How about limit ONE per paying customer.

madmickx
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3 months ago

Someone please tell me what possible use over the counter cough medicine will be against Coronavirus??

Julia Hammyy
Community Member
4 months ago

Now this is fucked up.

Ambar Tiwari
Community Member
4 months ago

i said this about a thousand fucking times and i will say it again. LEAVE IT TO THOSE IN NEED, NOT THE STUPID FUCKING PANIC BUYERS!!!!!!

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
4 months ago

Give him a glass of hot lemonade and an aspiring... not of that sold out shit is worth it... and a waste of money at ANY time.

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
4 months ago

thats "aspirin," NOT aspiring.... ;)

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Lucy Bell
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4 months ago

When I see this I wish for humans to be wiped out altogether. This is such a scummy thing to do. I hope the mother found some medicine for her sick child.

miss
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4 months ago

I am scared I will not be able to get my diabetes meds or my other meds because of back log or something.

Doreen Kelley
Community Member
4 months ago

For Gods sake leave babies what they’re gonna need! Really? What kind of person let’s their greed (or fear) override the well being of our children? For those of u buying up diaper wipes when you dont have a child in diapers....STOP IT!!! What the hell is wrong with you?

Christina Austin
Community Member
4 months ago

Thsts a shame its because of all the fucking lemmings dear

Anke Schüßler
Community Member
4 months ago

Holy Cr... 40 Dollar for some cough sirup? In Germany you get those stuff for 8 Euros! And most medicines for children are free, if you have a prescription from the doctor. I will NEVER scold the German healthcare system again

Anke Schüßler
Community Member
4 months ago

Test

Anke Schüßler
Community Member
4 months ago

Holy Crap! 40 Dollars for Medicine? In Germany you can get cough syrup for 8 euros! And medicines for children are mostly free if you have a prescription from the doctor! Heaven, I NEVER scold the German healthcare system again!

Craymoss
Community Member
4 months ago

Even Amazon has sold out of certain things. Asshats..

Lyra Sis
Community Member
4 months ago

I was in this same boat :(

Saila Mikkonen
Community Member
4 months ago

This situation is really scary for me. My eldest son (3) suffers strokes in high fever. Gladly he rarely has fever and recently my country has limited the medicine sales so there will be enough for everyone.

Eunice Papetti
Community Member
4 months ago

Try and research for natural remedies. It really does help if you’re desperate.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
4 months ago

Fever medicine in a major NYC hospital = ice water!

John Doe
Community Member
4 months ago

try some regular Aspirin, it a great fever reducers.

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
4 months ago

also, this vitamin C medicine drink thing went from $9 to $35 on amazon in a week! wtf!

Beverly Nunez
Community Member
4 months ago

amazon is not deliverying. I am 81 and disabled, and after 2 days of saying delivery not available, they cancel my cart. I had ordered 2 pkgs of T p.

Azziza
Community Member
4 months ago

Well it'll serve those dicks right to take NSAIDs with coronavirus since it makes the illness MUCH worse and more likely to die or have serious complications. KARMA!

Anne-Marie Roach
Community Member
4 months ago

I have the same problem

JJM
Community Member
4 months ago

This is really sad. Why such panic? The majority of people have mild symptoms it seems Asian countries have the most deaths and those are the elderly who are unwell to begin with.

Lisa Hearn
Community Member
4 months ago

Both myself and my daughter suffer from chronic pain, and we are on a limited budget, I cannot get our pain meds due to this situation, we are 2 of the many who are affected by assholes,

elfin
Community Member
4 months ago

I've only heard this from one place, but it wasn't a loony so I figure it's worth sharing: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/14/anti-inflammatory-drugs-may-aggravate-coronavirus-infection It suggests avoiding ibuprofen and cortisone because they can make things worse. Paracetamol is what we call Acetaminophen; it serves as a fever reducer. I have no idea why anyone would take cortisone since it suppresses the immune system. Take care of yourselves. Be well.

Alex Hall
Community Member
4 months ago

Yessss! On the way home from the orthodontist the other day my daughter & I stopped at target for some Motrin and there was nothing (thankfully, a manager gave us a kids Tylenol-better than nothing for a 12 year-old). This is selfishness gone mad.

Susan Howe
Community Member
4 months ago

not panic shopping but bought for profiteering.

Thomas Kurnas
Community Member
4 months ago

Try Canada. They are socialists.

Lynne Perry
Community Member
4 months ago

The darker side of humanity stinks!

Audrey Davis _ Student - BuggES
Community Member
4 months ago

My grandma is sick, this is what she goes through

M O'Connell
Community Member
4 months ago

Where's all the cold medicine they bought the last time these people panic-shopped?

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

@take_me_to_hell- guess what? even Lucifer wouldn't want you if that were even real, turdmuffin fucktard asshole waste of cells

Nick Nickson
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4 months ago

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So you could be a good parent and have it at home before corona virus. :P

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#13

[Screw] This Person, Too

[Screw] This Person, Too

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

May she also have the shits for one day longer than her toilet paper lasts.

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#14

Seattle Has Chosen Its Food Of Choice For Corona Catastrophe 2020

Seattle Has Chosen Its Food Of Choice For Corona Catastrophe 2020

Dried beans. Dried [frikinn] beans.


Everytime we have external stresses, people in the Seattle area choose a weird food item to stock up on. For Snowpocalypse in February 2019, it was bread and milk. Now, it's dried beans. Most of the people who purchased these have probably never even cooked with dried beans!

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Norma
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4 months ago

They will need all that TP they hoarded when they start cooking all those beans. Just sayin'.

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#15

I Don't Fear The Virus, I Fear A Run On Supplies

I Don't Fear The Virus, I Fear A Run On Supplies

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Analyn Lahr
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4 months ago

Same.

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This Person Is Buying Three Pallets Of Disinfectant Wipes. Don’t Be This Person. [Screw] This Person

This Person Is Buying Three Pallets Of Disinfectant Wipes. Don’t Be This Person. [Screw] This Person

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

May all the wipes mysteriously dry out and be useless.

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#17

Assh*le In My County Bought All Of This Toilet Paper And Is Now Trying To Sell It In Various Facebook Groups

Assh*le In My County Bought All Of This Toilet Paper And Is Now Trying To Sell It In Various Facebook Groups

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Samantha Lomb
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4 months ago

forward his name and details to the authorities. Tennessee is looking to prosecute hand sanitizer guy, maybe your state will go after this person

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#18

Costco As Soon They Announced School Closing

Costco As Soon They Announced School Closing

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DforDorothy
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4 months ago

It's like black Friday,but without the discounts.

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Other Than Panic Buying Being Incredibly Selfish And Unnecessary, How Does Someone Have The Space To Refrigerate All This Milk?

Other Than Panic Buying Being Incredibly Selfish And Unnecessary, How Does Someone Have The Space To Refrigerate All This Milk?

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panda to nobody
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4 months ago

They're planning on re-selling it all in 5 minutes in the parking lot. Hope they get stuck with a lot of chunky milk

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#20

Entitled Woman Goes To Red Robin

Entitled Woman Goes To Red Robin

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

How can you indeed? Let me spend ooh, five freaking seconds checking that out and realizing that's exactly what is happening. Moron.

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#21

People Are Panic-Buying Eggs Now? You Assh*les Know You Can’t Grow Chickens With Those Right?

People Are Panic-Buying Eggs Now? You Assh*les Know You Can’t Grow Chickens With Those Right?

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Ruth Mayfly
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4 months ago

Eggs keep for ages at room temperatures, though. Or they do if you're not in the USA where they wash the protective coat off, which shortens their storage life and means they need refridgerating.

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#22

This Couple In Canada, Reselling Wipes Online For Around $90 Cad Bought From Costco's

This Couple In Canada, Reselling Wipes Online For Around $90 Cad Bought From Costco's

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

It is amazing to me that people see this as a reason to profiteer. I always see the post-apocalyptic movies and think, no, people wouldn't be such douches. Boy, am I wrong.

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#23

Stay Classy You Opportunistic Assh*led

Stay Classy You Opportunistic Assh*led

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Hope Floats
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4 months ago

Just don't buy it..Don't let them win. Soap and hot water is just as good..

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#24

Father And Sister Of St. Louis County Woman With Coronavirus Violated Quarantine By Going To A School Dance

Father And Sister Of St. Louis County Woman With Coronavirus Violated Quarantine By Going To A School Dance

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Becky Moore
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4 months ago

Stupid assholes! And a school dance?! At least go somewhere worth leaving the house for :P

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This Picture Was Taken At My Local Costco. We're Doomed Folks

This Picture Was Taken At My Local Costco. We're Doomed Folks

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Hope Floats
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4 months ago

My heart goes out to all the elderly and unwell, who will not have any supplies due to arseholes like this If anything, the virus has shown me how selfish and greedy people really are.

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#26

Empty And Messy Shelves At A Tesco Supermarket After Panic Buying

Empty And Messy Shelves At A Tesco Supermarket After Panic Buying

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Karen Dyer
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4 months ago

I feel sorry for the workers who have to clean up after these idiots.

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#27

Buying All Hand Sanitizer

Buying All Hand Sanitizer

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

Yeah, soap actually works better, people.

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#28

British Shoppers Are Being Urged Not To Panic

British Shoppers Are Being Urged Not To Panic

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Analyn Lahr
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4 months ago

I read that the guy who looks like Trump's illegitimate younger brother wants them spread it around to try and develop herd immunity.

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Today's Line As Soon As Costco Opened. People Fighting For Water, Toilet Paper, Rice, And Other Essentials

Today's Line As Soon As Costco Opened. People Fighting For Water, Toilet Paper, Rice, And Other Essentials

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Analyn Lahr
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4 months ago

I just renewed my dang membership to that place. I can hardly stand the crowds on a normal day. Definitely not going now.

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#30

You’re Part Of The Problem!

You’re Part Of The Problem!

Blessing in disguise that I came home this weekend and I live next to the largest grocery store in Illinois. That said, even they are running out of stuff. Still grateful that for at least a few weeks we will be stocked up. 

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Becky Moore
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4 months ago

To be fair that's not a whole lot; they might have a big family...or the shits?!

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