By now we’ve all heard the stories of people purchasing and stockpiling mass quantities of essentials so they will have them on hand in case they need to isolate themselves due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Of these essentials, toilet paper has emerged as a favourite amongst stockpilers.
Things have gotten so bad for our neighbours in Australia that a local newspaper in the Northern Territory has begun to print extra 'blank' pages in case of an emergency.
"Run out of loo paper? The NT News cares," the newspaper read.
Some supermarkets have introduced a four-pack limit per customer. And toilet paper is in such short supply in Hong Kong that there have been incidences of armed robbers stealing pallets from supermarkets.
"That's why we've printed an eight-page special lift-out inside, complete with handy cut lines, for you to use in an emergency."
Consumer psychology experts have called the toilet paper hoarding “obviously irrational” and a perfect example of “FOMO” syndrome.
If the emergency does arise and you can't find any TP in the supermarkets, we'd suggest heading to the baby wipes aisle before the mailbox!