In response to the story ("Virus concern levels mixed but water, TP still selling out," The Daily News, March 13): I see that people are buying water and toilet paper "in case something happens."

Just a thought, but wouldn't it make more sense to buy canned vegetables, fruit, and meat plus cereals and pastas? How about flour, cornmeal and baking powder... "just in case" you have to bake your own bread?

I'm still trying to understand the "why" of huge amounts of toilet paper... water, well perhaps, if that's what you drink normally.

Taped over my desk is the following: "Keep Calm and Carry On." Not a bad idea.

Pat Thompson



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Charles Douglas

Author Thompson, you knocked this out YONDER....wayyyy out YONDER! This was a great faith reminder also. I like this particular passage by HABAKKUK 2:4. " The Just SHALL Live By His Faith!:

Walter Dannenmaier

Mr Thompson, if you have a look at what is in people's shopping baskets - frozen pizza, giant boxes of breakfast cereal, cases of light beer - you will have no doubt why the toilet paper is necessary, and marvel instead that digestive aids are still available.

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