I’m officially in self-isolation.

Things are getting pretty serious here, and I don’t like it. Mostly, it’s just stupid people being panicky and well, stupid. There’s another word I’d use to describe these people, but we’re not supposed to use the R word in this day and age. But you know what I’m referring to.

I tried logging into Superstore last night to place my weekly grocery order. I had food delivered earlier in the week. I thought I would be proactive and stock up for a couple of weeks – worst case scenario. I like being prepared.

The website was down. Then it came back up and there was no toilet paper to be found on the website.

I went onto Amazon for shits and giggles. I came across a 12 pack of Purex for $60.00! Yes, Canadian. That is unreal.

When I buy paper supplies, I normally stock up so I have enough for a couple of months. I’m wincing at the thought of how much toilet paper I wasted last month. Luckily, I have a whole pack left over.

If I ration carefully, I should be okay for a couple of weeks. Worst case – I have paper towel should things get really sticky.

Okay, gross potty humour. I don’t apologize.

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The posts on social media are just maddening. People are panicking. In some places, like in Airdrie in the last 24 hours, a video surfaced of people robbing a Walmart.

Food shelves are low in stock. Things like canned goods, paper goods and milk are getting harder and harder to find.

RCMP investigate an armed robbery at the Walmart in Airdrie, Alta. on March 12, 2020. .

I’m okay. I repeat, I’m okay.

But I worry about seniors who can’t get out to get their groceries or who don’t have a lot of money to spend on things like toilet paper.

Are we fucked? Yes. Pardon my French. But it’s because people are being that R word I won’t use here. Instead of using common sense, people are hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer like it’s going out of style.

There’s this gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach. I’ve been saying to my friend Wally for weeks, “I don’t like this. I don’t like this one bit.” You know, in reference to the state of the world.


Does it seem like the sky is falling? For real?

First, there was the ripping of the doctor’s agreement here in Alberta. Then there was the layoffs. Then food prices went up. And oil prices went down. Then there’s the recent stock market crash.

And now this. The virus that has people panicked.

I’ve watched every end of the world horror movie that I’ve heard of. I fee like these movies have prepared me for this. But still. There’s something I don’t like about this particular event.



Maybe I’ve seen Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland one too many times. Or maybe I watched too many episodes of shows like V and The Walking Dead.

But, shit’s going down folks. It’s getting real. And I fear, this may be the beginning.

It’s not the virus that has me worried. It’s not world events that has me concerned.

It’s stupid people that ruin it for the rest of us who use and practice common sense daily.

And did I mention. I’m actually sick. I woke up with a runny nose and stuffy head. I think it’s just my sinuses.

But I’m officially in self-isolation. I may be writing a lot more than usual.

And yes, I’m whiny as heck.

PS If you’re looking for entertainment, Woody in Double Tap is hilarious.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. jmarie1974 says:

    Hope you feel better soon.
    People have been ripping hand sanitizer off hospital walls here… what cocks!

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  2. Wendy says:

    It is so beyond dumb. How is it where you are?

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  3. jmarie1974 says:

    In terms of diagnosed, 5 cases in our county as of this morning. Of course we’ve been warned that there are thousands undiagnosed. Not sure why our government hasn’t taken more stringent measures with regards to crowds. The sensible among us are upping our handwashing and not buying out all the bog roll, but there doesn’t seem to be too many sensible people 😆

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  4. Wendy says:

    Same here. We think that the number of cases are much higher than they are telling us. Probably in hopes of preventing wide spread panic. But it’s not working.

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  5. Hilary Tan says:

    We can’t find toilet paper or bread here in Calgary. Items are becoming harder to find, and I told my husband that I really don’t want to live off of Mr Noodles for the next 3 weeks. I haven’t had a chance to go grocery shopping because of midterms, but now the university shut down. Now I don’t know what’s going to happen except that my courses are online until the end of the term. No more clinical, labs, or lectures. It’s sad, and stupid. I think people are way too hysterical and hyped up over this thing.

    If I didn’t know anything, I would have thought we’re living in Venezuela with these long lines and food shortages.

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  6. Hilary Tan says:

    They’ve been stealing masks from the hospitals too. The unit lost a few boxes this week because patients and families were stealing them. Now I can’t go to clinical anymore because they suspended students from stepping foot in the hospital…. I’m not sure what’s going to happen now as they’re already short staffed.

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  7. jmarie1974 says:

    That’s awful! The impact of this panicked behaviour is dangerous

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  8. Hilary Tan says:

    I’m hoping that the panic dies down but right now, it appears that it’s not going to slow down yet. 😐

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  9. It’s pretty wild hearing about what is going on in Calgary. I have to say, a pandemic really brings out the worst in people. Or is that just a North American thing? I heard it’s not even this bad in Italy in terms of panic buying things. Hopefully this this blows over quickly or we come to our senses.

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  10. Wendy says:

    It is really sad. Just watching the Nova Scotia gov announcements now. They’re are in lock down as well. I’m worried for my dad. We can’t see him this week. Stay safe!

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  11. Wendy says:

    I just learned the Edson food bank was broken into. People are just being stupid.

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  12. Wendy says:

    I also blame social media for this too.

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  13. Robert says:

    Cool picture! It is time to sit in self isolation and maybe get caught up on things we were all too busy to fininh or slow to enjoy.

    Link removed.

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  14. Wendy says:

    The picture is from the free library. Please don’t spam others with your blog. Thanks for the follow. Link removed.

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