Panic buying / stocking up

Nowt wrong with those bananas
Day 10.

Mrs WB buys bananas every week; when a small brown spot appears on the skin she dumps them; I ask why, and then plead her to allow me to keep and eat the damned things instead (they have at least a week of banananess left in them). She also believes that 'best by dates' must be observed.
She's from County Down.
 

OneTenner

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She also believes that 'best by dates' must be observed.
She's from County Down.
Same here - she's from Dublin 9...
But if I get her something she likes - e.g. red cheddar, she'll eat 90% then leave the rest in the fridge until it goes rock solid and I chuck it out, she won't finish it 'because it's the last bit'.
She would have made an excellent blanket stacker (apart from the lezzer bit).
 
I haven't had horse since Oznatraz.... The only panic buying I have done is for a 4.5l bottle of Jameson whiskey, as I heard somewhere that alcohol kills the virus, if not, atleast I'll be pickled for prosperity.



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Yep, thru’ previous judicious management and “availability by mail order from one supplier only” I had provisioned a reasonable supply of a couple of life’s indulgences ... makes the bread a bit soggy, but ...
 

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Fang_Farrier

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I await, with interest, @Fang_Farrier’s reply as to how many Polish shops there are in his neck of the woods.
Think I have seen one in Inverness but that's over 50miles South of here!
 
red cheddar, she'll eat 90% then leave the rest in the fridge until it goes [almost] rock solid
That's the point at which cheddar cheese is best. Dehydrated and full of flavour. Same with ham, roast beef, cooked fowl, many veggies and fruit and all sorts of other delicious comestibles.

Tescos and Sainsburys have much to answer for in our loss of the old ways.
 
4.5l bottle of Jameson whiskey
Good panic buy there.

Son No1 (there is only No1) reported yesterday that the Sainsburys outlet at Lisburn was wholly cleaned out of all booze. Despair. I start to panic buy from online Homebrew shops. Wholly cleaned out apart from one, which took an order. Relief.

Today, he comes back from our local (small village) small supermarket reporting no shortages of anything at all including booze. Brings back cartons of Corona and tiny bottles of some vile Italian stuff. Win. But; some education on what is booze and what is piddle required.
 
Anyone had to come up with innovative arse wiping solutions given the total absence of Andrex from the shelves?
Quite a few of the Covid-19 "experts" on this site have overcome the toilet paper shortage by brushing their teeth after speaking.
 

clothears

War Hero
Well, survived the weekly shop here in the land of the Maple Leaf.

No toilet paper and only two boxes of Kleenex on the shelf. Fruit and Veg supply OK.

No frozen Pizza or Pizza Pops? No problem, never buy the stuff.

Dairy available.

For the love of gawd, why are the cashiers and shoppers wearing more PPE than I do at work in the hospital?

I swear this virus is a plot to eliminate the use of cash, kill off us oldies to reduce pension payments, and just screw with the rest of theworld
 
a plot to eliminate the use of cash, kill off us oldies to reduce pension payments, and just screw with the rest of theworld
You've been reading Morning Star, haven't you?

Actually, it's less hysterical than Socialist Worker, which is uniformly pessimistic, hysterical and utterly hating of Capitalism, Conservatism and that evil, evil, evil (diseased) brute Johnson who caused the catstrophe all by himself, using Capitalism, Conservatism and evil etc.

I confess that I read both titles; you do have to try to understand the mindsets of those you debate with. I'm at one with their innate urge to raise their readership to comfortable levels of life and living, but a little disturbed by their desire to lower mine to theirs.
 

Le_addeur_noir

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Went to Morrisons to grab a chicken for lunch at 10:45 just after they opened.
The car park was rammed and as I went in a guy was coming out empty handed saying 'I wouldn't bother mate'.
I thought he was just after toilet paper and the store had run out.
Nope, the place was packed with shoppers and each till was queued back to the rear of the shop.
I left and went to the small, local Co-Op around the corner. It was still busier than usual in there and the guy on the till told me it's been like this for the past few days. They were well stocked though and got the chicken!
On a more serious note though, how long can this level of panic buying continue. I'm not worried about shortages in the chain, but am slightly concerned that people are going to go beyond a sensible level of stockpiling.
Newspaper reports- and pictures to boot of large quantities of panic-brought food being binned as it had gone out of date before being consumed. And that included chicken.

You couldn't make it up.

Britain has gone to hell in a handcart.
 

Le_addeur_noir

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Dopey scouse drug dealers didn't understand that during a lock down, there's more chance of getting pulled over by the police. Now the panic buying begins in Liverpool

That takes brain cells to realise that. Something God was not geneurous with when it came to scousers.

Oh dear, what a shame...and you know the rest.
 
to look at me you wouldn't think I had an illness that would team up with coronavirus and kill me in 5 minutes flat how am I supposed to get that across to a spotty faced irk at tescos to get in on first parade without looking like im just trying it on
Our Antipodean Gubmint requirement to entitle you to the “early/infirm kickoff” is proof of Gubmint Pensioner Concession card ... no card, back to the plebs. Easy! That there’s buggerall on the shelves doesn’t stop the geriatric/crippled GT ...
 

endure

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Aye, it's just absolutely mental the way behavioural patterns have changed in a matter of days. God forbid what the nightmare would be like if a nuclear armageddon was looking likely.
I'd be battering down the doors at Majestic...
 
Newspaper reports- and pictures to boot of large quantities of panic-brought food being binned as it had gone out of date before being consumed. And that included chicken.

You couldn't make it up.

Britain has gone to hell in a handcart.
I confess that I haven't seen that in reality or in any of the news outlets I read, but I have little doubt that it's happened. Much more than normal? I don't know, but I'd expect it to be so, when the panic took place and people stuffed fridges and lockers with fast-moving consumer goods holding a short shelf-span. Ignorance of the situation does that. It'll get less stressful in the weeks to come, and as the consumer finds her base.
 
Newspaper reports- and pictures to boot of large quantities of panic-brought food being binned as it had gone out of date before being consumed. And that included chicken.

You couldn't make it up.

Britain has gone to hell in a handcart.
The amount that has been dumped must have cost a fair bit of wasted dosh - serve the greedy feckrs right. Some of the photos are supposed to have been taken in Derby, although they could have been taken almost anywhere.
 
A few pictures mean nothing, the media is determined to create fake news out of anything these days, the owners of those bins could have gone away, been ill or their freezers broke down.
 
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