Elizabeth also posted a photo from Woolworths’ Northlands store in Victoria, showing how staff had been forced to put up a barricade while they unpacked fresh toilet paper stock, so they weren’t accosted by shoppers.
Writes Elizabeth: ‘Just went to Woolworths Northland. They professionally and respectfully put out toilet paper for shoppers. I was expecting them to be thanked but instead they coped so much anger and complaint, for no valid reason. People have gone mad.
‘Thank you Woolworths employees, I'm sure this lunacy is taking its toll.’
It comes a week after Woolworths erected signs in store stating that ‘aggressive and abusive behaviour' from shoppers 'will not be tolerated.’
They add: ‘Our team is here to help, not to be hurt.’
A Woolworths spokesperson tells New Idea Food they're grateful for the support they've received during the toilet paper crisis. for
'We've found the vast majority of customers have been respectful towards our team members and we thank them for their patience and understanding,' the spokesperson says.
'Our team members are doing the very best they can to look after our customers, so please support them, and each other.'