Keep Your Priorities Straight

The [empty] Bottled Water Aisle at Walmart
The [fully stocked] Beer Aisle, taken Seconds Later
Besides, if you’re stuck at home for a month, would you rather sit there drinking water, or…? And hey! There’s a sale on Corona!

Seriously, think! Water delivery is very unlikely to fail, and the people that work there are surrounded by huge quantities of disinfectants. Beer needs a lot of people, from the brewery to truckers to distributors to shelf-stockers, each link in the chain being susceptible to the COVID-19 coronavirus. So which is more likely to suffer a shortage?! But sure, pay more for water than you do for gasoline to show how smart you are.

I took these photos myself at the Walmart in Montrose, Colorado.


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