Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Yeah I remember odd/even days!
I had just started to drive. If there was a toilet paper shortage we were in extreme violation because I believe it was right around then that we toilet papered the mayor's house!

here's the live link from Raymond's Q . . . I'll be damned! LOL TP crisis and Carson did it! 

Apr 02, 2020 06:23 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Raymond E. Camp I remember the gas shortage well but not the TP. I was driving a 69 Grand Prix which was a very beautiful gas guzzler.

Apr 02, 2020 05:29 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

There never was a TP shortage in our area or in my lifetime (where it was known to me) until March 2020.

I do remember the gas shortage and fueling up on your "day" and waiting in long lines. I was 5, so I remember the boredom of sitting in the backseat of my mom's original 1964.5 Ford Mustang while waiting in line with no "online" to entertain me.

Apr 02, 2020 07:06 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Like Alan May remember the gas shortage well, but shortage of TP?

Apr 02, 2020 06:37 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

as others have stated, I remember the gas shortage but not the TP, carpooling and carefully planned trips ruled the day and time allotted for the gas lines...ugh

Apr 02, 2020 06:23 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I recall only being able to get gas on certain days, based on our license plate number. 

Apr 02, 2020 06:22 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I do remember 1973.  And I do remember shortages of gas, long lines and odd-even days of going to the gas station.  I also recall when there was full service at stations along with prices that seem to make me feel somewhat nostalgic about filling up the tank for five or ten dollars. 

As far as memories of toilet paper - bathroom humor seemingly has no end.  

Apr 02, 2020 05:55 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I remember the amazing lines at the gas stations, but I didn't realize they were lining up to use the bathrooms?

Apr 02, 2020 05:30 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

(Hand raised) 16.5% adjustable home mortgage rates too. Maine fired up another toilet paper making machine... how many do you need? We will get through this and to the other side. Learning to conserve and staying at home is way way harder for many of the younger generation who did not live frugally. That have not adopted the skills to make the most of extended tough hunker down times Raymond E. Camp !

Apr 02, 2020 05:36 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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I was there for the gas but not the tp.  I still can't understand the reason behind this shortage. 

Apr 02, 2020 05:21 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I was 6, so no, but i remember the stories and have seen the pictures of gas lines. On that note thannk heavens the USA is now a leading oil producer so the mid east can do that to us again. 

Apr 02, 2020 04:59 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I kind of remember the gas shortage, but in 1973 I was living in NY City and working in mid-town... did not own or need a car so the shortage didn't impact my daily life. The subway worked great. Shortage of TP... is that fake news from 1973?

Apr 02, 2020 07:20 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I don't remember the TP thing at all - how come most here don't either?

Gas lines I remember.

Apr 02, 2020 06:04 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I do remember the gas shortages, but not the toilet paper. 

Apr 02, 2020 05:54 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

At the time I worked at a grocery and remember for about a month the RUN on TP and parttime at a gas station, the fun part was pumping the gas and cleaning the windshield of a lot of views of mini skirts!

Apr 02, 2020 07:12 AM
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is the year I was born, so I was not filling up my car with gas, haha.

Apr 02, 2020 10:12 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not recall a TP shortage.

Apr 02, 2020 09:54 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Is the TP one an april fool's joke?

Apr 02, 2020 09:37 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I remember the gas shortage -  not TP. 

Apr 02, 2020 09:03 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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      My Dad went to the local paper mill (Hudson, in Palatka Florida) and bought hundreds of rolls of toilet paper.  Not just for our house (six children), but for his dental office and the adjoining medical offices in his complex.

Apr 02, 2020 07:34 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Bitched about gas went up to 34 cents?

Apr 02, 2020 07:08 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Nah, I was 8, I remember riding my bike and playing barbies.

Apr 02, 2020 09:22 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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I remember the gas shortage and waiting in gas lines that seemed endless. There was a TP shortage? That I don't remember...

Apr 02, 2020 07:25 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I don't ever remember a shortage of paper goods.

Apr 02, 2020 06:30 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I remember gas lines, nothing about toilet paper.

Apr 02, 2020 03:51 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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I remember sitting in my mom's car for a long time on even license # days.  I was very young and it must have been a year or two later when it hit our area. I don't remember TP shortages but I may have been potty training at that time.

But, I think I waited longer for gas after superstorm Sandy.

Apr 02, 2020 02:30 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Only gas; don't recall issues with TP.

Apr 02, 2020 01:06 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I recall the gas shortage but not the TP part

Apr 02, 2020 12:30 PM
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faye schubert
Branson, MO
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I remember the Jimmy Carter gas shortages in 1979 and only could get gas on odd or even days, depending on car license. It was awful! A car loan was 15%. I had just started working and it was impossible to make enough money.

Oct 14, 2021 05:23 AM
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Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL

Yes, remember it well. That's when I learned how to make a gas tank last longer...coast to the stoplight, downhill etc.

Apr 30, 2020 07:02 AM