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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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
6 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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#12

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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6 months ago (edited)

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

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#13

[Screw] This Person, Too

[Screw] This Person, Too

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Jo Choto
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6 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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6 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
Community Member
6 months ago

Same.

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#16

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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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

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

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#19

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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6 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
Community Member
6 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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6 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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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
Community Member
6 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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6 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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6 months ago

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

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#25

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
Community Member
6 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.

Carol Taylor
Community Member
6 months ago

here in Australia today our big supermarket chain, Woolworth's, opened it's doors an our earlier for seniors/pensioners, me being one, to do their shopping..the F'wits forgot one important thing..THEY FORGOT TO RESTOCK THE SHELVES OF LOO PAPER AND OTHER TOILETRIES..so it turned out to be a waste of time..that was the whole purpose for opening early..

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Chris Green
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6 months ago

I hope these people go home and set those masks on the counter they use to prepare food.

Me_thecrazycatlady
Community Member
6 months ago

These are the type of morons that will go home, take off their masks, and rub their faces with their unwashed hands...

Connie Martin
Community Member
6 months ago

10/10 they have guns at home and in their truck. And are ready to use them to defend their toilet paper. smh

thedepressed manhimself
Community Member
6 months ago

Some times, just sometimes, i fucking hate people

Johnny
Community Member
6 months ago

He was prepared enough to own a gas mask, but so unprepared that he needs to hoard toilet paper?

Nick P
Community Member
6 months ago

If these people don't stock food to eat them what's the use of those toilet paper I wonder. You need to eat to shit and wipe...

Christy Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh for fuck sake, do they not know how completely retarded they look. I have an urge to hit that woman with a metal bat.

maya P.K
Community Member
6 months ago

its okay if elderly people are doing this, but like if you are young and healthy, i see no reason to go overboard

miss
Community Member
5 months ago

Why do the horders always look like people from a Jerry Springer episode.

Doreen Kelley
Community Member
6 months ago

Notice these assholes hid their faces.? Like karma won’t find them...,they know they’re doing wrong. 😈👿👺👹

Janine Hunt-Jackson
Community Member
6 months ago

I'm one of those "elderly & Unwell." I certainly don't appreciate all the hoarders and scalpers!

Diane
Community Member
5 months ago

I am disabled also, and now that grocery deliveries are booked out so far, I have to go hunting all over the place for the things I need - which for me is very painful and exhausting. I would LOVE to give those disgusting pigs a good smack with my metal cane!

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Conalli Kauran
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6 months ago

Honestly I am hoping this shit isn’t so bad in Missouri because I want my grandparents to live and if these people are the reason if they get sick they may all rot in hell for all I care. Fuck you!

Carlos Cadiz
Community Member
6 months ago

they look like walking viruses!😁

realitycheck
Community Member
6 months ago

and its usually people who haven't contributed 2 shits to society.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

And notice these assholes are so proud of what they’re doing they’re covering their faces to recognition and the avoid inevitable prosecution that would result from it.

Anne McCartney
Community Member
6 months ago

Karen and Darren ; )

Dan Buczynski
Community Member
6 months ago

BRB gonna shit forever

꧁༺ʍǟռɢօ༻꧂
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3 months ago

I get a Dwight vibe from this moron.

Iwasaki_killer
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4 months ago

THEY ARE WEARING GAS MASKS OMFG

Cora Buchholz
Community Member
5 months ago

It's freaking toilet paper get over it.

Mello
Community Member
6 months ago

I work in a group home, 10 kids plus 5 staff per day shift.......can't find tp. We usually order Sam's and spot fill at Wally World, so were buying where we can. Met someone at Meijer buying diapers the same way, cuz Costco couldn't deliver what they didn't have. Not EVERYONE with a full cart is a hoarder.

Christina Austin
Community Member
6 months ago

Zombie fattwats

Zeferina Latip
Community Member
6 months ago

Seriously....I don't understand why toilet rolls, when it is cleaner and almost free with water.

Sergio Serg
Community Member
6 months ago

That toilet paper casserole is gonna taste dry as hell.

Kathy Mikesell
Community Member
6 months ago

This is what America has become?

K. C. Meaders
Community Member
6 months ago

You should see Costco today! 6' between every one and only a few let into the store at a time. Employees structuring the lines outside at 6' apart. Not allowing hoarding as limits on amounts purchased. All is orderly.

Mary L
Community Member
6 months ago

No, that' septic. They figure if they can't smell it you can't either.

Mary L
Community Member
6 months ago

No, they just smell like septic. They figure, if they cant smell it, you can't either.

Edward Drew
Community Member
6 months ago

Some of these people own small businesses and buy sufficient stock for their business. They don't have delivery trucks. Sams Club & Costco are small business suppliers!

Kelly Von Tee
Community Member
6 months ago

To be fair, the woman could have an immunodeficiency- I've spoken to a person wearing a mask like that in the grocery line, and she was self isolating for at least a month.

Rick Rosales
Community Member
6 months ago

haha ha Looks like a scene from a horror movie

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Community Member
6 months ago

Wears a respirator to protect against virus, yet doesn't seem to worry about the extra 60 pounds slowly killing her around her midsection.

June Dominguez
Community Member
6 months ago

Puffed up pigs trying to keep their faces secret! So they definitely know what they were doing!

Irene Walton
Community Member
6 months ago

I think I would have lost my shit seeing this asshole covering his face. Seriously, I would have said something

Steven Meyer
Community Member
6 months ago

The apocalypse has started

Ash Tree
Community Member
6 months ago

Are they wearing gas masks????

Blazing Embers
Community Member
6 months ago

really? gas masks?

JJM
Community Member
6 months ago

Did the media create all of this unnecessary panic? It is beyond believe.

Kjorn
Community Member
6 months ago

" i just got diarrhea "

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd hide my face too if I were a giant asshole. Maybe the giant needs all that?

Gwen Davis-Feldman
Community Member
6 months ago

Stupidity is contagious

Ralph Burton
Community Member
6 months ago

why are the stores even allowing bulk buying ??????????????

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
6 months ago

and that Costco lets them get away with this during a pandemic means costco is now off my list of stores to shop at - FORFUCKINGEVER!

Javier Herrera
Community Member
6 months ago

Surely those mask won't help preventing against COVID-19 cuz the virus isn't gas.

Rob Chapman
Community Member
6 months ago

The world has gone insane

Bored Wolf
Community Member
6 months ago

It kinda looks like they made everyone clear their path so they could have a stupid victory walk to buy all their stupid toilet paper. Stupid people these days

Josh Tweed
Community Member
6 months ago

Those masks arent going to do jack.

dev mehta
Community Member
6 months ago

This is the End...

Amy Jordan
Community Member
6 months ago

Until they actually pay for the paper products, taking stuff out of their cart is legal. You don't have to get violent, but you don't have to let douches pull these stunts either---and the other customers would back you up.

Susan Howe
Community Member
6 months ago

JUST SO WRONG

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
6 months ago

White trash be white trashin'.

Amy Jordan
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6 months ago

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Tammy Ralph
Community Member
6 months ago

They are greedy and proud of it.

Water Bottle
Community Member
6 months ago

For a second I though he was wearing a paintball mask

Lola Bjornsgaard
Community Member
6 months ago

Is he wearing a frikkin gas mask???

M O'Connell
Community Member
6 months ago

He's wearing a military surplus full-face respirator (aka 'gas mask') probably a Swiss or Israeli model (they only cost about $30). She's wearing a paint-mist respirator, which is what I would wear if I needed to go somewhere with a high likelihood of having contagious people about. Paper masks almost never fit properly, the rubber face guard of a respirator is much more effective at forcing air through the filter instead of letting it around the edges.

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Blood Queen🖤❤️🩸
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6 months ago

what the.... just ewww... just stop.

I_Love_Food🍰🍨🍱🍤🐕🐈
Community Member
6 months ago

at least they are trying to keep safe. Good luck to them (i am not trying to sound sarcastic)

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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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6 months ago

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

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Buying All Hand Sanitizer

Buying All Hand Sanitizer

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Jo Choto
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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 months ago

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

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