Coronavirus has caused bottlenecks, but they don’t have to last.
To the untrained eye, the second half of March looked like the toilet paper rapture. No one could find a single roll, let alone a 12-pack. Shelves sat empty in bodegas and Costcos alike; even Amazon ran out.
The presumed reason why: Shoppers senselessly panic-bought all the toilet paper, seeking a sense of control during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, during March, a video also surfaced of a Dutch worker driving a cart through a warehouse piled floor-to-ceiling with toilet paper. According to the video’s YouTube title, he “laughs with glee” at the size of the stash.
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