What is the crisis? the virus or the lack of toilet roll?
So I am sure this is the case around the world, but here in the UK we have been hit by a crisis, nope not the 'c' word, but the TP crisis!
Despite the fact that our government is taking on the 'carry on regardless' response to the pandemic, and we have complete freedom of movement, the country has gone into a toilet paper buying frenzy. The shelves are empty.
Even a famous organic toilet paper subscription service is our of stock, with a message stating 'Holy Crap, it's all gone'!
It just goes to show that there are going to be winners in these extraordinary times. The manufacturers of Toilet paper, hand wash/sanitiser, long life food, medicines, are all benefiting from our need to panic buy.
But another area that will benefit is shopping and conducting life online. Much connection and communication will be carried out via our world wide web, which means many more people will be searching for information, entertainment and goods online, which will benefit our websites.
We enter a very different world to what we had last month, last week, even yesterday. Let's stay connected, stay positive and stay healthy, but Let's also stay human. Consider our neighbours, our communities and those who do not have the money, time or transport to hoard and stockpile.
I do not judge, I fell into the panic for a day. I forgive myself and I will happily share any supplies I have with others in need. I have been inspired by the Italians clapping and singing on their balconies.
Let's come together and applaud our emergency services, our doctors and nurses on the front lines, our researchers and scientists. And Let's sing from our metaphorical balconies together. But most of all lets (to quote Donald Trump) 'Calm down and stop bulk buying toilet roll!
(and healing thoughts)