A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 13, 2020
“Do you know why people are buying up all the toilet paper? Because people are losing their shit”

The 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak had caused panic purchasing of toilet paper. “If peeps are bulk buying toilet paper, then they really are losing their shit” was posted on Twitter by “SMACKDOWN NAZIS AND THE RORTING LNP Gusface” on March 3, 2020. “There’s a certain irony to people losing their shit over toilet paper… #coronvirusuk” was posted on Twitter by Democratic Brexiter on March 7, 2020.

“Do you know why people are buying up all the toilet paper? Because people are losing their shit” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on March 13, 2020.


Wiktionary: lose one’s shit
Verb
lose one’s shit

1. (idiomatic, vulgar) To lose one’s temper.
2. (idiomatic, vulgar) To have a sudden burst of emotion, regardless of the type of feeling.
3. (idiomatic, vulgar) To break down in laughter.

Twitter
SMACKDOWN NAZIS AND THE RORTING LNP Gusface
@Gusface_Redux
If peeps are bulk buying toilet paper, then they really are losing their shit
#auspol
10:22 PM · Mar 3, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Rod
@rodrigoelp
Why are Aussies running to buy so much toilet paper?
Have they gone insane? Are they losing their shit?
1:54 AM · Mar 5, 2020·Tweetbot for Mac

Twitter
Daniel
@Yambarudan
Replying to @CoreysDigs
Maybe everyone is worried about “losing their shit”, that would explain the hoarding of toilet paper!
4:14 PM · Mar 6, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Democratic Brexiter.
@airstripone84
There’s a certain irony to people losing their shit over toilet paper… #coronvirusuk
6:56 AM · Mar 7, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Red heart
@ToxicWriting_
To everyone that wants to know why everyone needs toilet paper, it’s because they’re losing their shit!
10:27 PM · Mar 12, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Maybe: Brandon
@B_Galligan92
Why are all the stores out of toilet paper?
Simple: Because everyone is losing their shit.
10:28 PM · Mar 12, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Th0rst31N March 13, 2020
Do you know why people are buying up all the toilet paper?
Because people are losing their shit.

Twitter
99goonsquad
@99_goonsquad
every store doesn’t have toilet paper anymore because everyone is losing their shit
4:27 PM · Mar 13, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Reecepbcups
@reecethesaxman
Why is everyone buying all this toilet paper?
Oh yea, everyone is just losing their shit
#coronavirus #coronapocalypse
8:32 PM · Mar 13, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, March 13, 2020 • Permalink