By far, the most hits on this blog are on my Benefiber post from two months ago. Today I got this comment, which I found to be the funniest comment I’ve ever gotten on my blog (on All Plugged Up and Benefiber is Nowhere to be Found) so I had to post it. Well thank you for stocking up 3 years worth. Two people in my family have diverticulitis which is life threatening - intestines can rupture and you can die - or you can suffer with the infected pockets and wish you would die - it is horrible. We can't find Benefiber which is the only thing that we found to prevent these attacks But we will sleep better tonight knowing that you have your 3 years supply. Well, actually, I feel really sorry for the Anonymous person who posted. You see, Anonymous is confusing me - a prepper and survivalist, with a hoarder. That is certainly not me.
I suppose it is MY FAULT that during times of plenty I spurred the economy of this country by purchasing items that were plentiful, using cash. I suppose I could have waited until just before the items were pulled from the shelf. Or, better yet, as soon as they get restocked I stand in line and buy them all up! No, it’s better that I bought them when the shelves were full. Nobody suffered because I bought three large containers. This Anonymous person probably bought a little tiny container…and probably used their EBT cash card to boot (obnoxious comment, sorry to all those who truly need EBT cards…this comment wasn’t meant for you). If my life depended on something as simple as a shelf stable product like Benefiber, I’d bet my life on it that I’d stock up for 5 or 10 years, not just three.
Let this be a lesson to you Mr. or Ms. Anonymous. Make a list of items you or your family needs. Buy them or make them…NOW. As for my having Benefiber and you don't, if you reread that column and the other comments (suggestions) posted, you will know that I posted some substitutes which are easy to deal with. High fiber food, exercise, water. The reason people would rather use Benefiber than high fiber food is it's easy and pretty much calorie free. After all, if I'm watching calories I'd rather have a cup of coffee with Benefiber and a cookie on the side than a cup of coffee and a bran muffin. Same amount of calories and fiber...the cookie just tastes better.