Costco strikes back at hoarders refusing to accept their return of toilet paper stocks. Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, a huge number of Americans selfishly, and unnecessarily, stocked up on toilet paper, food, and water. Due to this hoarding, a crisis is now being felt for such commodities. Older people are experiencing the most trouble with this mess. But now, as the hoarders are realizing their mistake, Costco refuses to accept their returns.
The internet has praised the doctors, medical staff, grocery store clerks and other essential service providers for their efforts in the time of the COVID -19 situation. But they know whom to shame – the hoarders. They caused a crisis for many needy people just for their selfishness.
Videos went viral of people stocking up large bundles of toilet paper rolls, sanitizing wipes and paper towels.
This Trump supporter bought her local store out of its toilet paper supply pic.twitter.com/5QimHoiAow
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 24, 2020
The Walking Toiletpaper-Zombies 😂 pic.twitter.com/Vkfd6fpZIb
— MaviDüs (@777Ceren777) March 21, 2020
For toilet paper?!?! pic.twitter.com/yPdy8gGNF5
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) March 23, 2020
— Concerned Citizen (@ConcernCTpluto) March 18, 2020
And now, they are regretting their decision of stocking up piles of toilet paper. Costco, the American wholesaler has refused to accept returns of toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, Lysol, rice, and water. And the internet is praising Costco for their apt decision, like never before. Photos of Costco’s refusal posters are everywhere on Twitter.
— m (@capricorngirlyy) March 19, 2020
That's what you get for hoarding and upselling during a pandemic.
— Rosie Posie (@hostilevagina) March 19, 2020
— Hex Gerardo (@OSV227Hex) March 19, 2020
Ensuring 100% customer satisfaction is Costco’s target but not this time. They usually accept returns on everything except tobacco products and alcohol. But this time, they took the right step. The hoarders need to realize their fault.
People expressed their love for Costco on Twitter. They are really happy with Costco’s decision.
When Costco isn't willing to accept a return, you know shit is getting real.
— Tony Stank's third cousin (@A_J_Gomes) March 22, 2020
Haha 🤣🤣🤣I love it!! Same thing for Walmart no refunds muthafuckas.🤣🤣🤣
Have fun with your life supply of toilet paper and water.
— Len (@Leeventure300) March 22, 2020
Some people have suggested the hoarders to donate their unnecessary stuff to the needy folks. This way they can help others.
And to think hoarders will still have the opportunity to donate all those goods to people in need.
— Elizabeth Monaghan (@ElizVerde) March 22, 2020
They could just give 9 bags of rice to people who arrange meals for people in actual need. But being selfish shitbag hoarders, they probably won't, because that would require some common decency.
— Extectic (@extectic) March 24, 2020
So, the hoarders are being punished for their actions. But what is the main reason behind this hoarding frenzy? Stocking up food, sanitizers, and water makes sense, but why toilet paper? Toilet paper is not as essential as food and water for surviving.
Andrea Greenman said that stocking up toilet paper has a connection with losing control over things. She is the president of the Contemporary Freudian Society. Greenman has also suggested a connection between hoarding toilet paper and a child’s anal phase.
According to her, a child finds it easy to assert control while maintaining cleanliness around B.M.s. And in this current Coronavirus situation, people felt a sense of losing control over their cleanliness. So, that has given them a regressive push to that earlier time of childhood. They thought to stock up a lifetime supply of toilet paper! So, they will not have to depend on others for their cleanliness.
Do you think others should follow Costco’s example?
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