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Now I know What Mom And Dad Talked About

 
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Kellan Meig'h
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:43 pm    Post subject: Now I know What Mom And Dad Talked About Reply with quote

Growing up, Mom, Dad and the rest of the family that were old enough spoke about war-time rationing. Specifically WW2. I always listened but I just couldn't comprehend the scale of it. What they had to do without or in some cases, substitute, i.e. Oleomargarine for butter.

Now I know what they were talking about. Our local stores putting strict limits on items, some shelves empty of bread, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, etc. I understand now. My family and I are currently in lockdown, more or less. Only essential trips to the grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors and if a need arises, the hardware store. We can buy gas, but I heard it might be rationed, too.

Now I know. And what bothers me is the profiteers that thought they could get away with price gouging on FB Marketplace, Craigslist and Ebay. Costco has a new "No Return" policy on toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, etc. And what will you do with a butt-tonne of bread? Gotta freeze it or it will go bad. Do people really have this much freezer space?

Oh well . . .

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