OPINION

Chaos in the virus crisis: Word in the Streets

Toilet paper, is it a delicacy? What's the recipe? File photo.
Toilet paper, is it a delicacy? What's the recipe? File photo.

The Prime Minister called it un-Australian. He was of course referring to these people hoarding goods in great volumes from the supermarket shelves. My observation of this inconsideration is that the perpetrators are of Asian or middle-eastern appearance. I am not going to get into that argument.

We invite people from across the world to settle here, but it is hard to get them to adopt that generous, caring ocker makeup, the new Australians being immersed in a vastly different culture. Maybe this crisis will bring about a change of thinking nationwide.

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Everyone is talking about toilet paper, an item that has become the most popular product on the supermarket shelves.

This phenomena of empty shelves that should contain this obviously top product creates rather a dilemma in my rather settled life. I'm not a great cook by any means, but I need the help of all out there to solve this dilemma, to ease my cravings that build each day. I need to know the recipe, I must discover the recipe that makes toilet paper such a tasteful delicacy. Please help me.

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Seriously, something must be done to stop this stripping of our supermarket shelves by people highly suspected of on selling for personal monetary gain. It's wrong. Substantial fines, even gaol, must be considered for those using this crisis for personal gain.

Our Conni put up a valid post on Facebook, "People who are buying 30 bottles of hand soap/sanitiser leaving the supermarket shelves bare, you do realise, to stop the spread of the virus, you need other people to wash their hands too".

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The world continually faces disasters, and triumphs and life goes on as tragedy passes, successes are rejoiced.

On this day in 1812 an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale destroyed 90 per cent of Caracas, Venezuela, killing an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people.

Also on this day in 1953 was a great medical announcement revealing a huge benefit to millions. Dr Jonas Salk announced a vaccine had been developed to prevent polio.

We will pass through this coronavirus crisis and I predict, rejoice in a great medical breakthrough and the world will keep turning.

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Another can you believe? A very upset woman rang toxicology at the poisons control centre because she caught her little daughter eating ants. She was quickly reassured that ants were not harmful and there would be no need to rush her off to hospital. The woman calmed down and at conversation end mentioned she had given her daughter ant poison to kill the ants. She was promptly told to get her daughter to emergency immediately.

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Mike had served Murphy one of the Top Pub's great Guinnesses. As Murphy's pint was almost done, Mike asked Murphy had he enjoyed his Guinness. Murphy replies, "That Guinness has made a new man of me ... and he would like one too".

No doubt, last week when he was told his glass was empty and would he like another, in his confusion, Murphy couldn't work out what he would do with two empty glasses.

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Heads up Council. The old cemetery could do with a trim and a cleanup of rubbish littering a fence line. A small job that would please visitors and locals alike.