P mode

Panic mode

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No no….I am not talking of P mode,which is Program Mode in DSRL cameras,as a photographer you all know.

P-mode I meant… Panic Mode.

I am talking about Panic state of the world.

Now the world is full of Chaos,Panic & Fear.The reason you know pretty well,the ‘C’ word.

I am talking of ‘Panic – Buying’

Definition of panic buying

Cambridge dictionary says

‘A situation  in which many people suddenly buy as much food,fuel,etc. as they can because they are worried about something bad that may happen

Panic-buying is communicable disease

“Panic is highly contagious,especially in situations when nothing is known and everything is in flux” Stephen King

Due to corona virus scare and with travel ban,closure of borders,lockout of cities,total ban on people gathering etc panic started spreading like wild fire.

Social media is not helping in any great way,instead worsening the situation.

Panic mode

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Social media is overfilled with photos of empty shelves in most of the shops and shopping malls.

Many shops are closed or restricting the sale of certain items that are much in demand.

What is the outcome ?

  • Empty shelves
  • Never ending long Q s
  • crowded malls,with crowds squeezing in  ( out of fear )
  • Chances of virus spreading faster because of the crowd
  • stealing
  • Scuffle and brawl

Do we have to behave this way ?

As humans,have we become dumb ? And now we have become this idiotic.

Shoppers are restricted to buy essentials not more than 5 per person in many places.

Scarcity of food items…. I can understand in times of panic,but scarcity of Toilet rolls ? And hoarding of toilet papers ?

People’s  panic buying toilet roles/papers have become regular feature in social media.I am totally lost.

Why toilet rolls ?

Why are people buying so much toilet papers ?

I guess it’s FOMO

By overbuying ….are you not contributing to the shortage and the needy one suffers ?

It reminds me of herd mentality.

Any idea why this particular item is in high demand ? I don’t know.If you know please help me understand better.

Toilet paper offers no special protection against COVID-19

Other than wiping the shit to clean your ass hole…..

I personally feel it’s absurd to buy toilet rolls since it has nothing to do with safety aspects regarding coronal virus.

How psychologists are explaining  this phenomenon ?

They say toilet roles are big in size,prominently noticeable,has long shell life,psychologically one gets satisfied having purchased big sized ones for a cheaper price.One also get a sense of satisfaction that things are under ones’s control.

According to Dimitrios Tsivrikos,lecturer in consumer psychology, toilet paper has become an ‘Icon’ of mass panic.

Uncertainty causes anxiety, Anxiety causes fear, Fear causes nervousness, Nervousness causes panic, Panic causes helplessness. Have faith in God. He will help and protect you  unknown 

Please share your views.

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

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  18 comments for “P mode

  1. March 15, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Absolutely True. The more one panic, the more they are prone to hypertension. Stop, pause, think and act. Don’t go by Social Media. Listen to only authorities given instructions and follow those.
    Masks are useless unless you are suffering from a flu or Corona, or if you are taking care of someone infected. Masks are pointless otherwise. Stop stocking hand sanitizers, a simple soap or handwash can do the trick.

    To those who buy all the soaps or handwash or hand sanitizer on the shelf, leaving none in the shop for others, you do realize, that to stop getting Corona virus, you need other people to wash their hands too…

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    • March 15, 2020 at 11:31 am

      Thank you Ana.Excellent points you have mentioned and hopefully people at large are listening to you .At the end we all realize that whole world has become selfish by these acts of hoarding depriving the genuine sufferers from getting timely help. Your last sentence tells a lot about the way of life, a very mature advice only person of your caliber can give.WP is blessed by your association and with your recent but rare participation of posting articles.Thank you for your time.


      • March 15, 2020 at 11:40 am

        One thing I am glad getting infected with is definitely your words full of appreciation. Thank you for all the kind words. And glad to be a part of blogging world, where such humble and kind people like you exist.
        Merci Monsieur Sri… 😊


  2. March 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    What is with the toilet paper???

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    • March 15, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      I don’t know .I understand in many malls and shops they are not available because people are hoarding toilet rolls and toilet papers

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      • March 16, 2020 at 6:13 am

        We’ve had people buy them in hordes and then sell them!

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        • March 16, 2020 at 9:32 am

          Do you have any idea why people buy/hoard toilet roles/paper (out of fear of corona virus) ? My understanding is it causes diarrhea only in animals.
          What exactly people want to achieve by hoarding toilet roles (which are in acute shortage )….I am confused.

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  3. March 17, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Never try to make sense of madness. You’ll end up crazier than Sheogorath, LOL

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