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Old 03-30-2020, 06:48 PM   #41
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Not around here, that's for sure! Remember, the Houston area has huge Hispanic and Asian populations.
Gone here as well, although I bet if you haunted the Latino markets or hit up the farm markets they would probably have it. I tend to buy both by the 25 or 50 pound sack, so no worries here.
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:51 PM   #42
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Just sent in my return and check last week. (According to my USPS tracking number, they received it today.) That should help cover payments to about 10 stimulus check recipients.


I wonder if the IRS folks are at work, at least depositing checks that are sent in?
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Gone here as well, although I bet if you haunted the Latino markets or hit up the farm markets they would probably have it. I tend to buy both by the 25 or 50 pound sack, so no worries here.
Probably right, but not any within 30 miles of here. At my age (76), I'm not willing to hunt beans and rice down in a farmers market or in the Asian sections of town.

I'm starting to see toilet paper and other paper products locally (Walmart, Costco) so I would guess the rest of the "hoarded" food items will be available soon too.
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I got a bag of rice at Costco today. Didn't look for beans.
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Where can one score beans and rice?


Try an international grocery store. I went to one as someone here suggested. I had wanted to go anyway. Fully stocked except for TP and bleach. They had 25 lb sacks of rice, the biggest Iíve ever seen in a grocery.
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Could be. After all there's a whole month of 4.20 ahead of us.
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I don't care. The damage has already been done and will likely continue to get worse. A $2.2T bill that potentially could reach $6T in cost. Only in a socialistic/communistic country. Enjoy the food lines.

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I love the economist blogs. I don't have a link but they were speculating the cost of a recovery will be around 12 trillion.
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I love the economist blogs. I don't have a link but they were speculating the cost of a recovery will be around 12 trillion.
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Haven’t really decided what to do with anything we receive. Only requirement is that anything we buy has to be of U.S. origin, preferrably locally made.
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Havenít really decided what to do with anything we receive. Only requirement is that anything we buy has to be of U.S. origin, preferrably locally made.
If you have a favorite restaurant and it is still managing to stay open handing out take-out food, you might stuff a bit of the check money into the tip jar. These people are hurting.
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If you have a favorite restaurant and it is still managing to stay open handing out take-out food, you might stuff a bit of the check money into the tip jar. These people are hurting.
Did that Monday at the hole-in-the-wall hamburger joint we go to occasionally. The owner is a one man operation. He was happy to get our call in order. Gave a $50 tip on a $14 tab. He was very grateful. We have a few other local shops that we'll do the same.
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If you have a favorite restaurant and it is still managing to stay open handing out take-out food, you might stuff a bit of the check money into the tip jar. These people are hurting.
100% agree with this. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that any of the tip money will make it to the employees that have been laid off.
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100% agree with this. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that any of the tip money will make it to the employees that have been laid off.


No, it wonít but hopefully it will help the business survive and re-hire the most affected employees when things revive.
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Just sent in my return and check last week. (According to my USPS tracking number, they received it today.) That should help cover payments to about 10 stimulus check recipients.

I wonder if the IRS folks are at work, at least depositing checks that are sent in?
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Well I can now confirm someone is at least opening the mail at the IRS and depositing checks. They received my return (and check) on Monday and the check cleared today.
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The first, ACH checks will be sent this Friday, 4/10...at least that's what I just heard.
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He said I should keep checking my online account for the credit.

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You and a lot of others. My Mom refused my offer to mail her some, so I'm sure she is down to tissue/ napkins...

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Not around here, that's for sure! Remember, the Houston area has huge Hispanic and Asian populations.
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Gone here as well, although I bet if you haunted the Latino markets or hit up the farm markets they would probably have it. I tend to buy both by the 25 or 50 pound sack, so no worries here.
I just got both at HEB on 99/ Rayford (Spring, TX). I already had a lot of Jasmine, but we eat a lot of rice & I've been looking for brown, which I found today- yay! I always have a bunch of beans. Good, easy, cheap, healthy, and we like most kinds.

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No, it wonít but hopefully it will help the business survive and re-hire the most affected employees when things revive.
I agree. We've missed dining out, so have had take out more often than usual & tipped a bunch. Our servers work for practically free- it is shameful.
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