March 7, 2020
He said a woman he knows started stockpiling toilet paper seven weeks ago, has been selling it for $10 a package, and has made around $100,000. Two minutes later, the figure was up to $300,000, so I don't know if he was lying or if in the time we'd been talking she'd actually tripled her sales. I said that if I don't really need something, I leave it for someone who might, but he was clearly impressed by this woman's foresight and her being what I think he called a "situational entrepreneur". I was more impressed by his predawn polysyllablism.