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Old 04-01-2020, 02:19 AM
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- Rice: this one's a bit odd. The larger packs of rice have been cleared out (and they're bringing in more every day), but the smaller packs haven't. I get this might be a smart move, but it's still odd.
Probably the folks who panic-buy rice are the ones who consider the 5-lb bags "the small bag".
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Old 04-01-2020, 02:42 AM
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Probably the folks who panic-buy rice are the ones who consider the 5-lb bags "the small bag".
And boil it up all at once!
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:31 AM
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- Soup: both packet mix and non-packet mix, there's been heaps still. Would expect that to be out, but nope, there's plenty.

- Noodles: See above. What's more bizarre is that both the one near home and the one near my work are in very Asian-heavy areas, so I'd expect those to both be out.

- Easy Mac/Mac n Cheese in general:
I don't understand these either. Soup is so basic. But maybe people are making soup. Did you notice the soup bones or stew meat being picked over?
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:07 PM
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The Store is now 100% out of yeast, so I guess we've got a lot of aspiring bakers among our panic-shoppers. Overall we're mostly restocked now, but we've still got about 16 pages of warehouse outs (as opposed to 1-2 pages normally) and what we order vs. what we get has been pretty hit or miss. Now that the 1st has rolled around we're not really sure what to expect, but hopefully the crowd control we've been doing at the entrance will help soften the blow.

I took a phone call after close tonight where I realized something for the first time;

Caller: How late are you open?
Me: We've already closed for the night. We reopen tomorrow at 7.
Caller: Do you know if any other stores are open?
Me: Honestly, I haven't left the house in almost three weeks except to come here, so I couldn't say.
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:21 PM
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Noodles: See above. What's more bizarre is that both the one near home and the one near my work are in very Asian-heavy areas, so I'd expect those to both be out.
IIUC, noodles and rice compete -- for any given regional cuisine (i.e., "Chinese" isn't a cuisine, it's at least six or eight of them), one will be the "go-to" starch. Apparently the folks near you are rice-dominant.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:36 PM
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The ER at my small, rural hospital intubated a presumed COVID patient today. Short of breath for a couple days, cough, unexplained fever. Elderly, so the odds are already not so great. Things are starting to get a little too close for my comfort.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:53 AM
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The one death in my province due to the virus so far was the uncle of my best friend. And now the aunt has been rushed to the hospital just a few hours ago. Way too close for my comfort.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:30 AM
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Oh, I'm so sorry. It is getting real.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:53 PM
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It's kind of startling how fast this thread went from "people are panicking and overbuying things" to "someone I know has died."
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My coworker finally got the results back for her daughter. Thankfully negative.
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