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JasonTX:
I just can't wrap my head around people hoarding all the toilet paper.  My household has about a 1 week supply and then we may have to resort to campstyle wiping.

Etref:
Be more woodsman and use leaves or a dollar!

Don’t be like the Aggie though, he was in the woods with no paper, his friend told him to use a dollar. Came out covered in poo!

Friend ask him what happened? Aggie said,” you ever try to wipe with 3 quarters 2 dimes and a nickel?”

ElvisLives:

--- Quote from: Etref on March 12, 2020, 10:46:50 PM ---Be more woodsman and use leaves or a dollar!
Don’t be like the Aggie though, he was in the woods with no paper, his friend told him to use a dollar. Came out covered in poo!
Friend ask him what happened? Aggie said,” you ever try to wipe with 3 quarters 2 dimes and a nickel?”

--- End quote ---

I'm impressed that an Aggie knew that "3 quarters 2 dimes and a nickel" equaled one dollar.
I've always liked this one:  Do you know how to drive an Aggie crazy?  Put him in a round room and tell him there is a nickel in the corner.

But we digress.

More seriously, there are so many serious issues these righteous, but problematic, program/event disruptions/cancellations are creating.  How about the NCAA basketball players - particularly seniors (well, the ones that are left, anyway) that have lost opportunity to win a national championship and get major exposure toward an NBA career?  Will this affect eligibility at all? (Probably not, since they got in a full regular season, but a question the NCAA may need to address.)  But, what other sports are in progress that will/may get affected?  Like baseball.  A freshman/sophomore/junior baseball pitcher may be counting on getting his full slate of starts in preparation for the MLB draft.  Will he want to try to get his eligibility extended?  Hockey players?  Track? Golf?  And those aren't even really serious issues, when compared to people in the work force that may get laid off, or have their work hours/opportunities greatly reduced.
And then there is the overall economy as a whole.  I know my investments are taking a huge hit right now, but they are long-term things that I fully believe will recover.  But, with oil prices already dropping due to the price war being waged between middle eastern oil producers and Russia, this economic slow-down will, undoubtedly, cut into domestic production, which drives so, so much of Texas' economy, in particular.  Oilfield workers will be furloughed or laid off.  Think of all of those stadium/arena employees that suddenly don't have anything to do for a while.

I don't have any good answers.  But let's all do what we can to make this episode in American (world?) history as brief as possible.  Wash - and DRY - your hands. Thoroughly. Often. Try not to touch other people any more than necessary.  Don't sneeze or cough into open air (elbow, handkerchief, tissue, etc.).  Don't share food or drinks.  If you receive something from somebody - change, a book, a gift, merchandise in a store - take a moment to wipe them off with something (wash them, if possible), and then wash your hands.

These are extreme circumstances, which require extreme actions. For the overall good of the country, these disruptions/cancellations and personal hygiene steps are necessary.

Let's do our part.

Robert 

HLinNC:
The NCHSAA has suspended all athletic events until 4/6/20, effective at midnight tonight.  I have a private school softball game scheduled for this afternoon that will probably get whacked due to the ever present rain we've had so far.  I have worked one HS SB scrimmage to date.  Everything else I've been scheduled for has been washed out and now this.

My son, who is currently home from college on spring break, just got another week extended next week and then switches to on-line classes.

What happens when we all learn that we can really do without classrooms and team sports? 

JasonTX:
I just had 2 baseball games cancel for today.

Added:  TAPPS (private schools in Texas) postponed all competition till April 12.   UIL  (Public School ) have postponed till March 29.

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