Friday Flashback: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Back in 1991 The Oprah Winfrey Show had a very important debate….

…should the toilet roll over or under?

Today we have much bigger issues around supply.

9 Comments:

  1. People may recall the Howard govt in the early 2000s urging people to buy bottled water, duct tape, batteries, tinned food etc etc for setting up a refuge room in their residence in case of NBC attack by terrorists-wonder how many did and whether they still have it all somewhere…

  2. Is people’s understanding of why people are buting up t.paper not fully there?

    It’s about the possibility that the availability/production of toilet paper could decrease dramatically due to China being a key manufacturer of the world’s toilet paper supply. That the industry is one of many hit by a general slowdown thanks to the coronavirus.

    I’m not sure that all those people out buying it even know why they’re buying it.

    • And for the record I think it’s ridiculous that people went out and bought so much. But the supermarkets are to blame too for allowing so many to go out the door for so little people.

    • >> It’s about the possibility that the availability/production of toilet paper could decrease dramatically due to China being a key manufacturer of the world’s toilet paper supply. <<

      I don't know what brand you are buying but Australia has 3 major producers of toilet tissue — Kimberly-Clark Australia [Kleenex], Asaleo [Sorbent] and ABC Tissue [Quilton]. There's nothing to worry about – certainly not about supply of toilet tissue.

      • As i understand it that was the message going out to the public. Whether it’s true it not or to what degree is another thing. But people are saying they don’t get why people are bulk buying it, why not chocolate etc. I’m just giving one of the reasons.

  3. white orchid

    With everybody panic buying I have no idea why the chocolate isn’t sold out. It’s way more important than toilet paper for happiness and security

  4. What is that with panic-buying dunny rolls? I can think of a hundred more important things! Scariest thing though is I think I remember this TOWS episode lol!

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