What do panic buying habits say about your country?
Hoarding in the era of Coronavirus...
During a press conference, the German Minister of Agriculture was asked if she knows why toilet tissue and noodles are sold out. Of course she didn't really have an answer, but said she thinks every country seem to have its own culture-specific idiosyncrasies regarding panic buying.
Considering that noodles are easy to store, have a long shelf life and will be used sooner or later anyway, and that the same applies to toilet tissue (except the storage properties), the Germans seem to be a very pragmatic nation – and they love to have clean bums, even in expectation of an apocalypse.
How much more fun life seems to be in France. There's a lack of red wine and condoms there – if we don't have a newspaper hoax here.
In the Netherlands where we usually do our shopping, toilet tissue, potatoes and crisps were sold out which makes the Dutch people to true potato aficionados.
No potatoes in the Netherlands.
Now I'm curious. What's sold out in your country and what conclusions would you draw from it regarding the character of your nation?