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Just been to the shops!?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Rockmeister, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    Did I miss the start of WW3?
    Just 1 case here in Dumfries and Galloway and the shelves are bare, people look scared or too ready to chat, Aldi was heaving and limiting buys to 4 of a kind, but no rice, no pasta, no tinned foods...even my homebaking bread flour is all gone, and medicines like paracetomol? Last seem a month back.
    OK I realise that C19 is not a good thing, but the press and media reaction have certainly caused panic in some sections. It's flipping daft.
    Wife isn't too bothered...supplies of green veggies seem unaffected ;)
    My poor digestive system :)
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  2. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    I got a couple of funny looks last night in Tesco, buying a box of All Bran, packet of sliced chicken and one apple. And I'm the weirdo. :eek:
    darrenyeats, Wilson, tqineil and 2 others like this.
  3. Philim

    Philim pfm Member

    Wife owns two pet shops. She has had the best two days ever.
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  4. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I only wanted one loaf of bread. 4 shops, no bread.
  5. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    The fear of shortage creates shortage. I have refused to go to the supermarket for that reason.
    Instinct is inescapable.
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  6. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    I'm hoping people will come to their senses in a week or so, although...
    no ok, that sentence is fatally flawed.
    Well where's the nearest miller?
    I need bread flour.
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  7. scolarest

    scolarest pfm Member

    Try booking a home delivery you might be lucky and get one for three weeks time. Mind you it will be lucky dip as to what is delivered.
    As one of the old and bold I did raise the question with TESCOs customer services as to what measures they were adopting for the old and infirmed to which to resolve the issue. A dumb response and silent line.
    Have a good day. The following I thought might raise a smile.

    deanf likes this.
  8. Stemcor

    Stemcor I should be listening to music

    Went to our local coop at 6ish last night. No fresh veg, no pasta, no fresh chicken, no lurpack (!), no toilet roll, no (insert name of product here).

    Decided a 7am visit to Asda would be a good idea. Got there a few minutes early and by the time the doors opened the queue was easily 30 yards long. The loo rolls took about 20 minutes to sell out and the only milk available was semi-skimmed ! Very few tins of veg and no pasta. It was mayhem; people filling their trollies as quickly as they could.

    I’ve got a feeling that we are going to be under some sort of curfew for several weeks just like the French are. This is a nasty disease and we really do need to take radical action to limit the number of fatalities.
  9. robs

    robs pfm Member

    It is daft. I'm taking the view that in a couple of days time all the hoarders will have done their thing and the supermarkets will largely get back to normal.
    I hope.
  10. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I'm hoping that too!
  11. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Long queues at Aldi yesterday, but not so much at Lidl. Today I went to the tip with some plaster board and timber, business as usual there. Timber yard was a bit busy, but car paint supplier was dead. And I only saw one person with a mask. Me! That makes two now, as there was a woman in Lidl yesterday. Surgical gloves too before I touched anything, sweaty hands when I got home.
    It puts me in mind of the "phony war" in 1939-40, officially happening, but nothing much to see. And no, I'm not old enough to remember it!
  12. Dik Dolan

    Dik Dolan pfm Member

    I went on Monday and it was like something from Dawn of the Dead. I took one look at the crowd and left. No way I could cope with that many peeps.

    What's the correct etiquette for cannibalism? Do I go for neighbours first or random passers-by?
    palacefan, Snufkin and Alex S like this.
  13. Philim

    Philim pfm Member

    Go the gluten free aisle....loads there lol.
    Thomas K likes this.
  14. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley pfm Member

    Glad I'm not the only one who got funny looks - All I bought was a carrot and some vaseline.
  15. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    i haven't been able to buy rice for 3 days now (in toronto). tried 5 or 6 different shops some more than once.

    the only thing still in stock, just barely, at one place was some ridiculous california organic mix that was $10 for a very small box -- approximately 2 or 3 servings.
  16. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    I'm relying on it:oops: No bread, eggs, milk, tissue of any kind, paracetamol you name it in my local supermarket last night. They were expecting deliveries today but I won't be surprised if every things gone when I do my shop at about 8;30 tonight...
    Oh and guess what they had on special offer? Corona beer!
  17. Dik Dolan

    Dik Dolan pfm Member

    I have some bog roll. Willing to swap one sheet for a slice of bread.
    mansr, Alex S and vuk like this.
  18. ToTo Man

    ToTo Man the band not the dog

    Am I the only one wondering what you did with these two products?... Did you have a rendezvous with a snowman?! ;)
    Fatmarley and tqineil like this.
  19. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

    Brown?? I mean the bread, not the bog roll.
    deanf likes this.
  20. Dik Dolan

    Dik Dolan pfm Member

    The way things are going, anything but green.. but maybe in another week I wont be so fussy.

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