Stock piling , panic buying.

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Walked to local Asda (as the slightly nearer Sainsburys Local had been stripped bare). Not too busy & pretty well stocked for most stuff except for pasta (but I didnt want any anyway), no flour (so that's my bread making up the creek), and only the expensive brands of olive oil (so didnt bother). Irritatingly, they had enough milk to float a cow but no red top - so didnt bother with that either. They actually had loo roll - which seemed to be the first thing most people picked up - was quite funny watching people struggle round with a 24roll pack in one hand, basket in other and needing a third hand to to actually do anything.
 

drdel

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'Nice' email from our supermarket saying that as an 'over 70' we can now get priority deliveries - web site No slots for future 3 weeks !!
 

pendodave

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I do find myself wondering about why people buy some things, but not others. Literally no fresh chicken in Waitrose, but all other meats just fine.
Loads of fresh bread, but no flour.
Loads of fresh milk, but no eggs
I'm sure it makes sense, but I reckon there'll be a load of stuff in the bin shortly, which is sad.
 

chrisd

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Put petrol in car at Tesco this morning on the way to work during the old people's shop hour. There weren't too many cars in the car park so I thought I'd pop in and see what I could get. No there wasnt full shelves but I got milk, bread, pasta and rice etc that'll last a few days, but the point of the post was just how pleasant everyone was, no pushing or shoving, no nastiness and the checkout (young) lady was lovely.
 

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Couple across the road self-isolating and can't get online delivery slot. Trying to be a good neighbour but hey gives the trolls some fun
its great you're able to help when they asked. The lesson for us all maybe is to be a bit more proactive and just not wait to help until asked
 

HomerJSimpson

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its great you're able to help when they asked. The lesson for us all maybe is to be a bit more proactive and just not wait to help until asked
Glad we did it just in time. Couldn't get them too much but hopefully they'll have some stuff to help. We've donated a 4 pint of milk this morning as we've more chance of getting it replenished
 

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We hopped down to the shop after Boris' speech hoping to pick up a couple of essentials. No bread, eggs etc, ended up spending about 60 quid on cereal, biscuits, crisps and alcohol. Oh well, we tried.
 
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