Well 2020 will be forever known as The Year of the Great Toilet Paper Shortage.
If you ever needed to get a true sense of the modern world we live in then you only need look at how people have responded to the coronavirus outbreak.
When faced with a virus outbreak, fueled on by the ravenous ravings of people on social media, the Australian public goes ballistic and stockpiles one key item to the extent supermarkets are now considering imposing a limit.
And that one item is ... toilet paper!?!
Um, what. People what are we thinking. The mind just boggles.
Yet it just goes to show how much the world has changed and how seemingly society is dictated to by social media.
The hashtags #toiletpapergate and #toletpapercrisis were the top two trends on Twitter nationally as people went on their poo paper rampage, with even reports filtering through of physical altercations in some supermarkets.
If it proves anything, as advanced as human society thinks it has come, we've still got a hell of a long way to go. There were some good tweets which the hoarders would have been better off reading. Take this one for example _
Feel sorry for the elderly and pensioners. They do a weekly or fortnightly shop on limited budget (and with sometime restrictive transport options). They can't always buy up on bulk.
Stop and think about the impacts your hoarding on others maybe?
Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday urged for calm and asked people to stop stockpiling.
"All of us should take the advice of the health experts, no doubt about it. But we should also go about our business and not panic, and that's the strongest message we can send," Ms Berejiklian said on Wednesday.
"People should just go about their daily business in terms of the products they purchase and I don't see a need to do that (bulk buy) at this stage."
Amen to that.