Mar 13, 2020: Coronavirus makes me feel lucky

Friday the 13th. Bad Luck day! We’ve struggled through the summer with terrible fires, hail storms, dust storms, floods and now Covid-19. You could be forgiven for feeling like we’re not living in the lucky country anymore.

But you know what? I’m feeling just the opposite and here’s why.

Australia’s main reaction to the global Coronavirus pandemic seems to have been a stampede to rush out and buy toilet paper. I haven’t met anyone yet who can explain to me why a flu epidemic makes people desperate for bog roll. But apparently it does because everyone I talk to says they’ve been to the supermarket to buy TP and the shelves are bare and every newspaper has front page headlines about the toilet paper crisis.

Source: Meme-Arsenal

Source: Meme-Arsenal

So why does this make me feel lucky on Friday the 13th?

Because, according to this article from the Sydney Morning Herald about alternatives to toilet paper, there are 4.2 Billion people in the world who don’t have access to a toilet.

Enough said.

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