Coronavirus scare: Couple buys 2,000 rolls of toilet paper
The family said they were shocked the pictures of their 'creative' work have gone viral.
By Web Report
Published: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 10:37 AM
Last updated: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 12:49 PM
As the coronavirus fear intensifies forcing panicked people to stock up household supplies, an Australian family mistakenly ended up buying 2,000 rolls of toilet paper worth $3,260.
In spite of the expensive haul, the family decided to laugh it off and built a 'throne' out of toilet paper rolls complete with a crown and specter. The family-of-six from Queensland wanted to buy 48 rolls but instead bought 48 toilet paper boxes, consisting of 2,306 rolls, reported Metro.co.uk.
Chris, 35, and Haidee Janetzki, 33, said they did not know what to do with the paper rolls and decided to sell them to start a fundraiser for a 'year 6 camp'. "We were shocked of course, but it was such a ridiculous product to have so much of. It's a 12-year supply at our current rate of usage," Haidee said.
Revealing how they came up with the idea to build a wall and throne, Haidee added, "The wall came out of a need to make the boxes take up as little space as possible so we could fit the car back in the garage. The throne was because in the current toilet paper shortage we have a mountain of it as if we're royalty."
The family said they were shocked the pictures of their 'creative' work have gone viral. "People can't believe we didn't notice the credit card charge, now that there's a shortage people can't believe it was a genuine mistake," she added.
Although the company offered to take back the paper rolls and refund, Haidee said, "We had already started to sell it. The kids are excited about being famous and going viral."
Recently, in a similar incident of stocking up household essentials a fight broke out over toilet paper in an Australian supermarket prompting police to call for calm. A video widely shared online shows three women pulling each other's hair and screaming as they struggle over a large pack of the highly sought-after commodity in the aisle of a grocery store in Sydney, Khaleej Times reported.