From time to time you can't help but shake your head. This past Saturday I was on my way home and decided to stop at the grocery store to pickup a few things. Of course I had heard about the toilet paper hoarding and seen a video on social media of people fighting for a pack of Charming. What I saw when I walked through those doors of that store is the reason why I'm writing this blog. It was as if the nuclear holocaust, the tension in the building was so thick you could cut it with a knife. The look of desperation on peoples faces matters worse and witnessing an elderly couple watching their back as if they were in danger inside that store made me ask WHY? Why are people hoarding toilet paper and creating this unnecessary drama. Needless to say this is a time to come together and take care of each other, be kind to each other and work through this situation as one. By the way here are the facts on toilet paper from salon.com

The average person in the U.S. uses about 100 rolls of toilet paper each year. If most of it came from China, this could be a huge problem because supply chains from that country have been severely disrupted as a result of COVID-19.

The U.S., however, imports very little toilet paper — less than 10% in 2017. And most of that comes from Canada and Mexico.

The U.S. has been mass producing toilet paper since the late 1800s. And while other industries like shoe manufacturing have fled the country, toilet paper manufacturing has not. Today there are almost 150 U.S. companies making this product.