Friday, May 01, 2020

Never Take Anything For Granted

Today we walked from our resort to the Bashas grocery store across the highway. Mainly, we wanted a little change of scenery for our morning walk, not just zigzagging around the streets where we live. There were a couple of small items on the list, however.

We did find what we were looking for--salad dressing mix, taco seasoning and Bisquick. But we also hit the mother load: THEY HAD TOILET PAPER--AKA BATHROOM TISSUE--IN STOCK. In my whole life, I have never seen such a mundane item get so much attention or be so in demand. As we walked back to our house, several people commented, "Bashas has paper goods in stock." "You found toilet paper at Bashas!" John commented we might be robbed, since we found such a valuable item.

What has our world come to when being able to buy toilet paper is a remarkable event? In my entire life, I have never worried about having paper towels or toilet paper in the house. It has, literally, been possible to buy these items almost everywhere I shop. And we have stayed in some pretty out of the way, remote areas. Take Kodachrome State Park in Utah, Organ Pipe National Monument, and Bryce Canyon National Park. I even sold it in the park store at Lathrop State Park near Walsenburg in Colorado.

Lots of shortages make sense during a pandemic or other national emergency. But toilet paper? Why?


  1. Glad you had a nice walk and were able to get the supplies you needed.
    We never thought we'd live through a pandemic in our lifetimes.
    What most people fail to realize is that this Virus only affects the Breathing. If it gets to the severe stage it still does not affect your bowels.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Our small Walmart here in Shelbyville IL usually has paper products, might not be the brand you use but I've seen stuff when we go in. Shopping for my folks now as we're still stocked up on paper, now if we could just find bread flour and frozen veggies. Stay safe!!