One thing I have noticed is the typical human behaviour of ‘stock piling’ things under various circumstances.
This can happen when they sense the impact of ‘suffering’ due to a probable shortage of essentials.
Do you remember when people piled up tissue papers, toilet rolls, face masks and even sanitisers during the first corona wave?
Recently there was a panic purchase of fuel in the UK.
At times the system can collapse if there is a prolonged break in the supply chain.
I am puzzled as to why people uniformly behave the way they behave during stressful times?
This behaviour is ‘panic buying’
Buying a few necessary items I can understand, but purchasing large quantities of a particular item??
Don’t get confused about the ‘Hoarding Disorder’ which is a psychological problem and I am not discussing this. (hoarding disorder goes beyond stockpiling).
I don’t know the exact reason why people behave like this.
I guess it’s an instant but temporary reaction, hopefully, they don’t fall victim to ‘Hoarding Disorder’
Panic buying of essentials we all can understand…
But…Panic buying of alcohol??
I am not sure whether liquor comes under essential commodity.
Of course, we are all aware of Alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
People who drink heavily can land in this mess.
But normal people in a ‘panic buying mood’ of alcohol?
What best you can do to avoid panic buying?
I don’t have an answer.
One thing we can ask ourselves is, do we really need this item… again the answer depends on which side of the fence you are in.
When we directly ask the person, each person comes out with a strong response.
“Avoid panic buying.
Depending on interest rates, it’s often more cost effective to lease panic instead.”
On a lighter note
“Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life” Francois Rabelais
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Disclaimer– Drinking alcohol is injurious to health.