The video below shows just how intense some panic buying has become in some stores as demonstrated by a Kentucky couple who was prevented from buying 23 cases of Mountain Dew with 552 individual cans.
The man ends up denouncing the cashier (who really does not need this) as a liar for refusing to allow him to load his car. The video shows him yelling “A straight up lie. What a liar! You’re such a liar. … You just told me right now that I could go outside and come back in and get the drinks.”
Another couple in Vancouver succeeded in the early days of the pandemic in buying the entire meat section of their local store — only now to complain of death threats.
Now back to Mountain Dew. The clerk may have protected the couple of certain death — not due to the pandemic but caloric implications. A can of Mountain Dew has 170 calories a pop. Thus, the couples was carting away 93,840 calories with zero nutritional benefits.