Teh Squeaky Wheel
Nice thread pic, Mac; heee!
Happy [checks computer] Friday, GN!
(I do kind o’ lose track of what day of the week it is during this shelter at home horsepuckey. Sure would be nice if our government -- at every level -- and media weren’t full of prevaricating bishes…)
Nice to see that Harper and TeX stopped by yesterday.
Apparently the SoKo burger business is even more cutthroat than ours:
Here’s an article which furnishes a plausible explanation for The Great Turlet Paper Shortage Of 2020:
Short version: The consumer product is very different than the commercial product and the supply chains are completely different.
Makes sense for the continuing shortage- thanks. Happy Friday, GN!
Like Mac, going to make an early market run. Vons, in our case. I met the man who started Vons, Charles Theodore Von der Ahe, at his house when I was a kid. My Dad did his drapes and I accompanied him to “assist” in putting them up.
Morning Fatwa. I stole the thread pic from our JtB on Facebook.
I am up early to try Kroger again for paper goods. We seem to be supplying five households so I need more. Already sent out two cases of TP and two cases of paper towels this week, along with Kleenex, bleach, Listerine, and food stuffs. This will be my third trip to stores this week. At least I don’t think I will get static in the future about the stocks I like to keep on hand. Last night we were disinfecting cases of stuff and sealing them on big plastic bags to take to her Sister today and she was talking about it for the future. She understands now.
You and Elena are Good Gerbils.
Best wishes for a successful foraging foray!
Thank you, and thanks for the article. Interesting and sensible. It sounds right.
The thing about toilet paper is that it is not really something that can be substituted for. The items people would use instead like kleenex or paper towels or napkins do not flush properly. We were not much worried about paper towels as we could use napkins or cloth towels, but toilet paper is hard to do without.
Yeah…not fond of the Mohammedan methods.
(Especially being a southpaw.) 🙂
Perhaps this is an argument for open borders. More immigrants to do the jobs we lazy white people don’t want to?
You just gotta love AliceCooper -- a national treasure.
Cooper says Solid Rock is something they feel driven to do.
“We’re based on a Christian ethic,” he says. “The kids say, ‘Why are you doing this?’ and we tell them, ‘Because the Lord told us to. We don’t want anything from you except you to show up and create.’ And they say, ‘Well, what do you get out of it?’ And I go, ‘Watching you create!’ That’s all there is to it.” Another reason for doing this, he adds, is that “We feel that every teenager is at risk – not just the ones that come from the gang world. They’re all in trouble unless they have some guidance.”
Off to shower and then to Vons. Of course the work computer is up and and I’m regularly tapping the keyboard and moving the mouse around.
Cheers for the Alice Cooper article; didn’t know about Solid Rock.
And they say, ‘Well, what do you get out of it?’ And I go, ‘Watching you create!’ That’s all there is to it.”
I remember as a not-too-much-at-risk kid how much the support for my musical proclivities meant…especially during junior high school. (Although if I could have gotten my hands on a gun during those years, there’s a good chance I’d have shot a couple of kids. It’s probably better that I learned to punch properly…)
Good luck, Sven. My trip was a bust. I got lucky last week and figured it would be better or worse today. It looks like worse. I was hoping to restore some depleted stocks but I think we will be OK, depending on how long this goes on. We have everyone covered for a while and we can still share some if needed. I can’t get upset, we are all so much better off now than many. Elena’s father is in his 80s so we are trying to protect him, and her Sister is going crazy trying to take care of her husband, who has suffered from shingles for two months now and is weak, her daughter who has been sick and is very weak, and the daughter’s two little girls, one and four years old. She is terrified to go out and possibly bring back the virus to the vulnerable family members. She does not want help for the same reason. We have been buying food and such and leaving outside her door, which she disinfects inside. Last night we disinfected cases of paper goods to deliver today. We had offered before but she was worried about contamination. We used a case of TP from last year and disinfected everything before sealing them up, so they can be left outside her door with the bags removed, untouched. The case is 30 rolls so hopefully it will last a while. I seem to be the least vulnerable so I make the most store runs. Elena was worried because of my heart but I reminded her I haven’t had flu more than three times in the 34 years we have been married, so I think I must have reasonable resistance.
I hope the economy does not suffer too much damage and I dearly hope the Dems pay a price in November for their despicable actions in all of this. I think Trump is locked in but if people don’t vote in a Congress to support him we deserve what we will get.
Good on you, Mac.
Quarantine, Day 17: We have run out of art supplies.
Good morning everyone. Greetings from delightful Bountiful. I was wondering if there was any interest in having a virtual Gerbilee? I have a subscription to Zoom Pro, and since most of us have webcams and are working from home, why not? Discuss amongst your Gerbilly selves.
Good morning, Jerry. Good to see you.
Hi, Jerry! It’s wonderful to “see” you! I’m glad that Bountiful is still delightful!
A virtual Gerbilee sounds great! One question -- do Mac and I have to torch our eyebrows during the meeting?
The horror, the horror. I don’t dive like I could then.
I don’t believe it! You’ve lost weight and should be as nimble as an athlete.
Paddy, you don’t have to, but it would be exceedingly entertaining if you and Mac did.
Hi Jerry! Well, I don’t have a webcam, but I could listen in and talk!
Sven, absolutely! Although with your Premium subscription you are entitled to a cheapo webcam.
Harper and I would be down, having been unable to attend the IRL ones, that would be awesome! We’ll never forget that Mac and Elena came to us because we couldn’t travel.
funny, I’ve been thinking about how we could do that, and was prompted again because Microsoft just rolled out a Conference product as part of Skype. Haven’t tried it yet, but all my friends are using Zoom.
A lot of people lined up waiting for the doors to open. A solemn looking bunch -- I elected to wait in my truck until after they all got left in. Plenty of fresh meats -- canned goods starting to restock. No paper goods -- some soap but not much. Stocked up mostly on medical stuff -- flu/cold meds, toothpaste, antibiotic ointments, etc.
No surprise, but I don’t like people much, but when surrounded by grumps I tend to cheer up and spread that cheer around. Hearty “GOOD MORNING” greetings and such. This store has queued their checkout lines to single line down an aisle and then you move to whichever cash register is open. So I’m at the head of the line and here comes this guy with a full cart of crap and he asks me which register I’m waiting for. I tell him it’s a single line and the end is back there. He shoots me a look , mutters, and angrily heads to the end. My rejoinder to him was “Hey I bet that just ruins your whole f*cking day, don’t it?” but done cheerfully on my part. No response.
Talking to the cashier and bagger, thanked them and told them I appreciate them being open. Said they ought to put a tip jar at their registers. Then I gave them each $5, said thanks again, and left.
And now it’s back to pretending to work. I actually may have something to do today, but it ain’t much.
Thanks for the trip report, Sven. I like your response to the grumps. I also remember when there were tip jars for grocery bag boys.
Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Mac, and Sven!
My goodness y’all have been busy Gerbils this morning! Mac -- you’re a Good Gerbil®
Teh Older is getting some repair work done on his car. The shop we use called up and said they’re offering 40% off of services they have previously recommended. I’m sure they’re hurting for business.
I knew it! All this time I’ve been calling y’all gentlemen I was right!!!!!
Hey, TeX! How y’all doin’?
TeX, I take that as an insult. How dare you! The following !s are courtesy of Plaguie -- !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ll mention the virtual Gerbilee to CorporateToolK when she’s finished corporate tooling for the day. (Judging from the various *glingle* noises her work laptop keeps making, her cow-workers are keeping her hopping and I don’t want to interrupt her.)
“I am not a gentleman!”
Eating pancakes made from the (new car trip) protein powder. A combination of whey and wheat protein. I think the whey tastes better than the Soy protein variety. I’m glad I switched.
it’s also a more complete protein than soy. Not to mention all the memeable aspects of soy….
Soy Lo, a Cuck Wars Story……………….