I am not an optimist or pessimist. I am a realist. That having been said, I will hazard this “silver lining” to the Covid-19 cloud. In other parts of the world the virus ranges anywhere from a non-event to an utter catastrophe. Here, in the land of the free and home of the brave, one of the most dire of consequences suffered is a shortage of toilet paper. For a long time this country has been beset with a different plague, that being large numbers of people who are apparently incapable of wiping their own ass. We can only hope that the discipline instilled from the hardship of this tissue paper crisis will at least improve their skills.
One thing is for certain. Kimberly-Clark shareholders have to be very impressed with their quarter one 2020 performance. Second quarter looks promising too.