I have mixed drinks about feelings

Alcohol-stockpile

“I drink to forget I drink” Joe E. Lewis

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.

How covid-19 changed the way we shop- and what to expect in 2022 and beyond

β€œAvoid panic buying.

Depending on interest rates, it’s often more cost effective to lease panic instead.”
John Alejandro King

On a lighter note

“Alcohol is the anaesthesia by which we endure the operation of life” Francois Rabelais

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Philo

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This post is part of Sue & GC Weekly prompts-weekend challenge- STOCK

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Disclaimer– Drinking alcohol is injurious to health.

  15 comments for “I have mixed drinks about feelings

  1. January 11, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    It was strange, some of the things that are being hoarded in all this. Right now, the rapid tests are no where to be found. I think people are acting out of fear that when they need something they consider crucial, it will no longer be there.

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  2. January 11, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Thankfully, I’ve never indulged in panic buying and neither would I do so. Apart from it being wrong, I’ve never needed to because I’ve always had a full stock cupboard, and likewise with my freezer.
    Thank you for linking to our Weekly Prompts weekend challenge, Philo, we appreciate it, but you mistakenly credited the Ragtags instead of us. πŸ™‚

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    • January 11, 2022 at 9:09 pm

      Please accept my apologies.
      Looks like taking part in too many photo challenges taking its toll.
      You are very kind and understanding.
      I stand corrected.
      Let me correct my mistake.
      And thank you so much for your thoughts on hoarding.
      πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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      • January 11, 2022 at 9:18 pm

        Oh, Philo there is no need to apologise. I have done similar things on occasion. πŸ™‚

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        • January 12, 2022 at 7:57 am

          I must, Sue…that is the least I can do.

          You are frank.

          Funny….I was addressing Jude ( of Life in colour challenge) as Becky ( Of Square challenge). Jude was kind enough to bring to my knowledge.

          Marsha ( of PPAC – challenge) addressing me as Sophie ).

          Yes blogosphere is a fun part of our life.

          I really enjoy these unexpected things happening.

          In my case I suspect my ageing is the culprit ( easiest excuse by which one can escape the embarrassment) and may be my enthusiasm to take part in too many photo challenges.

          Have a great weekday my friend

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          • January 12, 2022 at 1:03 pm

            I blame aging for most of my blips too. I think you do a fabulous job of addressing so many challenges. πŸ™‚

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  3. January 12, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Trust Rabelais to promote drinking!
    As to panic buying, the first item that disappears from shelves when the is a hurricane warning is not water, but beer.

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  4. January 12, 2022 at 7:59 am

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  5. January 12, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    I heard in New South Wales, Australia, they were running out of Panadol. Which is a pain killer, you can buy over the counter. That’s why I hated going to the shops though, the hypochondriac in me wanted to hoard too, I REALLY had to make myself stop, lol

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