Living in uncertain and frightening times means that everywhere Americans grab the essentials. With shopping shelves emptying, it’s hard for stores to keep up with the high demand. And it seems that toilet paper, along with hand sanitizer and other cleaning products, was one of the first products to go.
According to psychologists who have spoken to CNBC, there is no real reason why anyone should stock up on any item. It’s about “regaining control” in a world where you feel out of control,” said Paul Marsden, consumer psychologist. “More generally, panic buying can be understood as the game of our three basic psychological needs. As for the three needs, it is about autonomy, relationality and competence.
Fear also plays an important role. Since there are still so many unknowns about coronavirus, many are adapting to a “better safe than sorry” attitude and are emptying store shelves.
Counting On: Jill Filmed Her Stressful Hunt To Find Toilet Roll After The Coronavirus Outbreak
While many people stocked up on toilet paper in advance, Jill Duggar wasn’t one of them. While in the car with her children, Israel and Samuel, she told her Instagram followers that she had almost run out of precious merchandise. And they went to several stores to try to find some.
So, in the middle of the pandemic, we almost ran out of toilet paper”. The only item that people are going crazy about,” Jill Duggar explains through her Instagram Story. She then noticed that her husband, Derick Dillard, spent two hours looking for toilet paper and found nothing. Since Jill Duggar learned that some stores had stocked up, she ventured outside. But she also explained that she wasn’t “freaking out” or fuelling the chaos.
Jill’s first stop was Sam’s Club, and there was no toilet paper. Luckily, she found stocked toilet paper at Walmart. And she also explained that she hates going to Walmart, because she doesn’t even know “where things are” in the store on a good day.
Jill Duggar Instagram Story shows the reality of a sad situation. But her followers applauded her for remaining calm and collected in the face of a serious situation.
“I was actually amazed at how normal and relaxed (and even a little irritable) Jill Duggar seems,” wrote one Reddit user. “Whatever guru or podcast or book about boundaries or the therapist or Wellbutrin script or whatever he tried to do, he’s doing a world of good.
“I’m honestly impressed with Jill Duggar, she was very calm and rational,” someone else wrote. “I’m not sure what I was expecting, but nowadays she seems so normal, and seems interested in ‘mundane’ events”.
We are interested to know more about how Jill Duggar and her family (along with the other Duggars) are facing the fear of the coronavirus. We’ll have to wait and see if her siblings or parents will publish more.