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BS: New rules for Grocery shopping

Donuel 17 Mar 20 - 08:37 AM
Donuel 17 Mar 20 - 08:41 AM
Doug Chadwick 17 Mar 20 - 09:21 AM
gillymor 17 Mar 20 - 09:36 AM
Mrrzy 17 Mar 20 - 09:44 AM
Mrrzy 17 Mar 20 - 09:52 AM
Rapparee 17 Mar 20 - 10:01 AM
Iains 17 Mar 20 - 10:07 AM
punkfolkrocker 17 Mar 20 - 10:39 AM
Sandra in Sydney 17 Mar 20 - 10:47 AM
Donuel 17 Mar 20 - 10:48 AM
gillymor 17 Mar 20 - 11:06 AM
Mr Red 17 Mar 20 - 12:24 PM
DMcG 17 Mar 20 - 12:37 PM
Donuel 17 Mar 20 - 01:04 PM
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Tattie Bogle 17 Mar 20 - 02:39 PM
Helen 17 Mar 20 - 03:25 PM
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Senoufou 17 Mar 20 - 04:40 PM
Doug Chadwick 17 Mar 20 - 05:16 PM
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Donuel 17 Mar 20 - 08:47 PM
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Subject: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Donuel
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 08:37 AM

The one exposure we may all face is food shopping

Since the virus can survive on plastic for 3 days and about one day on cardboard it would be less risk to isolate grocery store items for 4 days before unpacking. If something needs refridgertion, wipe down wih sanitizer before bringing it in.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/coronavirus-can-stay-infectious-for-days-on-surfaces/2020/03/12/9b54a99e-6472-11ea-845d-e3

Advice: Don't go.
If you must, protect yourself with gloves and a silly mask. Sillier the better.

Did you really need that jar of mayonaise?
Sure this is an abundance of caution and others will have different numbers for the virus but very bit helps. People will avoid you with social distancing.


What to buy: enjoy yourself


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Donuel
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 08:41 AM

Availability will change sooner for produce or chicken but beans and rice works in the long run. You guys could probably make anything delicious.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 09:21 AM

I was in a large supermarket this morning and they were restricting the sale of bananas to 12 per customer. Who stockpiles bananas? Even if they are green at the start of the week, they will be black before the week is out if they are not eaten up.

My guess is that people are hoping to keep the family fed on banana loaf if bread becomes hard to find.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: gillymor
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 09:36 AM

I peel and chunk and bananas wrap them in plastic (make sure the parts don't touch each other for ease of usage) freeze them and use them in smoothies as a sweetener and for their nutritional value.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 09:44 AM

My store is out of garlic. Really.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 09:52 AM

Also I tried to order delivery groceries but it would take a week to get them delivered.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 10:01 AM

I'm going to enjoy some coffee with some other old farts and then go to the store and see if I can get some cough drops and perhaps some cookies (biscuits) and frozen vegetables. Then I'll go home and stay there until tomorrow, maybe. Wow! Days now are filled with thrills!


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Iains
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 10:07 AM

Stores will likely be out of more than garlic going forward. Hopefully supply dislocations will only result while adjustment is made to the new reality.
In days of your the UK government stockpiled ministery marge, flour, dried milk and other basics. This finished in the 80's as the cold war threat was reviewed. In the intervening years food supply has morphed from stockpiles in stores to just in time deliveries. We will see how well that works in weeks to come. Meanwhile the UK imports a considerable amount from Europe and 40% of Irish supermarket shelves are stocked from the UK.

I keep my meat live on the hoof if required. My power comes from an onsite hydros exporting to the grid. I will be sowing a half acre of veg very shortly.
I was a boyscout.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 10:39 AM

At least UK preppers don't need to worry about buying, or making, enough bullets...


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 10:47 AM

we have shortages in our supermarkets due to fools panic buying stuff, including toilet paper (we make our own & will never run out) hand sanitisers, & lots more.

a few cartoons

Coronavirus panic buying still leaves empty shelves for elderly shoppers one of our supermarkets opens early for seniors & vulnerable people & still they can't always get what they need


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Donuel
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 10:48 AM

As usual Iains you are not most people.
I like gillymor ideas

Garlic is known as a poor man's penacillin
It is also useful to ward off vampires :^{


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: gillymor
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 11:06 AM

Sandra wrote: "...toilet paper (we make our own & will never run out)"

Can you share your method or is it an old family secret?


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 12:24 PM

My store is out of garlic. Really. my kind of store. Shame it is temporary!

It is also useful to ward off vampires - and those dressed in red

A little garlic goes a long way, as far away as is humanly possible IMNSHO.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: DMcG
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 12:37 PM

I was wondering what the consequences of AI systems on some shops would be. In the days of the old corner shop, the shopkeeper knew the customers and demand and stocked appropriately. Until recently, there was an analysis in the big chains of stock against date, so they knew what to order when.

Now we have AI monitoring of sales rates, and they will have noticed everyone is buying toilet roll (for example), some basics and not a lot else.

I predict in a few weeks time supermarkets will be wall to wall toilet rolls and little else, because that was where all the demand was …

I call this AS (Artificial Stupidity)


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Donuel
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 01:04 PM

AI toilet paper glut? You could be right.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 01:05 PM

AI is profoundly good at detecting trends. In historical data. Predicting future trends needs extraneous data like COVID-19 and (far from AI) real stupidity.

I have seen examples like a dog (husky) classified as a wolf by AI and, when suitably programmed to give reasons, revealed the presence of snow in the background. Because pictures of wolves are more numerous and distinct with snow in the background. Bias is in the data - our chosen data. eg clinical trials don't include pregnant women, and women of childbearing age are under-represented. We may applaud, but it is bias waiting to bite us on the bum, particularly women.

We used to say GIGO - Garbage In Garbage Out. How come the AI fraternity forgot that? History repeats itself, it has to, nobody is listening.

Groceries:
Once people have a stock, they will stop buying in bulk, but maintain there normal usage. Though when you have plenty, normal involves profligacy! So demand will be elevated - thus.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 01:13 PM

Last night my wife came home from Tesco saying all the essentials are depleted..
No bog rolls or anti-bac hand-washes and sprays, etc..

But not to worry, she'd brought home a bulk box of profiteroles..

I think that attitude might get us through the crisis...???


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 02:39 PM

I did a brief supermarket shop yesterday: needed milk (but could do without if we had to), fresh tomatoes (ditto), spaghetti (only because we HAD nearly run out - took ONE of the few packs left), washing powder.
Toilet rolls? No - we always have a spare pack in the cupboard, bought before all this panic buying started, (But there weren't any anyway!)Paracetamol? - none but have enough already, also pre-dating panic buying.Soap? - got piles of those wee soap bars from hotels visited - while we still could!
Beer getting low but I don't drink it. Wines and spirits aplenty, so we can all drink ourselves to death rather than let Covid-19 do it. Pubs shutting daily!


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Helen
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 03:25 PM

A quick Google reveals this:

Homemade Substitutes for Toilet Paper

I have no idea why grass and leaves are added to the water before boiling.

What is interesting is that some other alternatives are also mentioned, including some non-poisonous and non-irritant leaves and corn husks.

Which reminds me of a little ditty my Dad used to say:

In days of old when knights were bold and paper wasn't invented,
They wiped their bots on tops of grass and walked away contented.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: DMcG
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 04:27 PM

I was talking to by sister in law at the weekend, and when our children were small we both used cloth nappies/diapers.

Presumably the material and boil wash would still work !


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Senoufou
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 04:40 PM

Of course it would DMcG. So would just washing one's bottom over the toilet bowl with warm water and drying oneself with a towel. Are people totally incapable of improvising nowadays?
I think a complete lack of toilet rolls is the very last of our worries. Getting in food supplies such as fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and eggs etc is going to become tricky.
We're lucky living in the countryside, as several villagers keep hens, and there are farm shops not too far away that sell lovely vegetables. Our two village farmers have dairy herds.
But I realise that people in large cities are not so fortunate.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 05:16 PM

Our two village farmers have dairy herds.

Are the farms able to treat the milk before sale?The high-risk groups for Covid-19 are similar to those for unpasteurised milk, which has considerable health hazards of its own.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 08:29 PM

Use newspapers, like everyone used to.

As for hoarding, responsible shops already put in place a kind of unofficial rationing,, limiting how much people can buy of anything potentially in shirt supply. If need be an official rationing system could be introduced - there's evidence from polling that that would be popular, at least in the UK.

There's a fiolk memory of how to behave in a crisis of this scale in the UK anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Donuel
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 08:47 PM

grocery deliveries are now at 2 weeks from Giant.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 03:47 AM

Use newspapers, like everyone used to.

I subscribe to the electronic edition of my chosen daily newspaper. I can't remember the last time we had actual newspaper in the house.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: BobL
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 03:52 AM

But why toilet rolls FFS? It's coronavirus, not dysentery!

The run on strong flour is of more import to me, I bake my own bread.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 03:57 AM

I have no idea why grass and leaves are added to the water before boiling - presume it adds longer fibres to re-cycled paper. BTW the Romans used a sponge on a stick, hence the expression "don't get the wrong end of the stick". And if you suffer diarrhea, the soapy cloth and warm water not only cleans, but prevents/reduces after-burn. Sitting over the edge of the bath and running the tap is not such a faff, bleach and rinse the cloth often! Don't put wet-wipes down the pan, they contain plastic fibres for strength, wot end up in the ocean.

Use newspapers, like everyone used to. - the reason fish and chips stopped using newspapers was that modern inks are in the paper itself or the ink is not fully dry. It will rub of on, er um, you!

There's a fiolk memory of how to behave in a crisis of this scale in the UK anyway. - for those wot can rush out and garner wot is available - I would submit it is merely grand or great grand or parent's tales.

WARNING. My old Gran would have remembered WW1/2 and all her tinned food had the date purchased written on and she used in rotation or as we electronic engineers style it FIFO (first in first out - other styles are available). Read the sell-by-date or make yer own! And use logically.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 09:52 AM

My old mum lost her home to a German air raid, and was evacuated as a child..

She has a vivid memory of that era..

But only randomly when you ask her about something entirely unrelated..

If I ask her a direct question about life during the war,
she can't recall much at all...


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 09:58 AM

Can't buy yeast for breadmaking. Alpro unsweetened oat, forget it. Bog roll, what's that! Paracetamol, nowhere in sight. Not a scrap of fresh fish, chicken or eggs in Sainsbury's. But a litre of Baileys in Morrisons is twelve quid down from twenty. I panic-bought two bottles for me Mum. That'll keep her smiling for a week or two.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 01:15 PM

Supermarkets have been selling out here in London but corner shops seem to have all the basics. I think it's because you walk to a corner shop so can't carry much away.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: gillymor
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 02:14 PM

My Trader Joe's is only letting in 50 people at a time (it's not a big one as TJ's go). It's a 5-10 minute wait, they're able to keep the store pretty well stocked and it's not nearly as crowded as it usually is this time of year.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 02:30 PM

Whole Foods is open an hour early for senior citizens to shop. (Whole Paycheck to most of us). My discount grocery is doing the same, but so many shoppers are senior citizens that I expect it will still be crowded. I'm hoping the "regular" and smaller grocery stores will adopt this soon. Even though I don't care to get up early in the morning I will if this is offered.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: gillymor
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 02:43 PM

I've found that Whole Food's prices have become much more reasonable and competitive with the other local groceries for a number of items since Amazon bought them out. Especially in the produce, bulk foods and frozen section. If you've got Amazon Prime you'll want to put the app on your phone to get discounts.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Charmion
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 03:52 PM

In Stratford, Ontario, Zehr's supermarket has a sign on the front door saying that the store is reserved from nine o'clock to eleven for seniors and others in the "most at risk" group.

At half past noon, the baking section was innocent of all the most basic staple ingredients -- flour of all kinds (even rye), yeast, baking powder and sugar. Suddenly, we have all become baking fools, prepared to dig a hole and pull it in after ourselves. Likewise, the beans and pulses are gone, the oatmeal, the canned tomatoes and most of the pasta.

Signs taped to the shelves indicated that Zehr's doesn't allow hoarding.

The cereal section still looked robust, and the selection of sweeties. Dairy products were fully stocked, also the meat section and eggs. Fruit looked kinda thin, except apples, and pickings weren't good among the veg.

Toilet paper, kleenex and kitchen roll had been restocked. The beer aisle looked fine.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 04:17 PM

I've just had an email from Tesco saying older people can shop there from 9am to 10am as priority customers, and that everyone will now be limited to a maximum of three items of any one line. This should stop the greedy grabbers and stockpilers.
We mostly shop at Morrisons, and I don't know what their policy might be. The branch we use (in the sticks) is always crammed with old wrinklies anyway, many arriving in special minibuses complete with their wheelchairs/walkers/shopping trolleys etc. We might go there tomorrow morning. Hope I shan't be arrested for being in public over the age of seventy! My husband looks about forty though, so I'll have to explain he's my chauffeur/carer hee hee.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Helen
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 06:33 PM

No a ToyBoy, Senoufou.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 06:56 PM

The line at my local COSTCO was 60 yards long this morning, so I went to the nearby supermarket. There were many empty shelves, but the produce was decently stocked.. and meat area also. I was going to buy pre-cut stew beef at COSTCO, but was able to get 2 chuck roasts at the supermarket..(Giant)... plus potatoes and baby carrots. Will make stew tomorrow. That, plus a sale on some frozen dinners and some other stuff has us pretty well ok for up to 3+ weeks..(got milk 2 days ago, and glad I did.... that area was bare. I had also bought canned tuna last Winter, so that's ok... and I have frozen 4-5 loaves of bread.

   I DO have a decent supply of TP..plus some high-quality paper towels and lots of tissues. Comes from a habit of stocking up during sales, so I had just shopped when the panic started.
   It remains to be seen how well stores are able to re-stock in the next couple of weeks, but I think that limits MUST be imposed, as some people simply can't manage to haunt stores for hours to be first in line when trucks arrive.

   Gonna be an interesting Spring & Summer.... :>(


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 07:02 PM

Hee hee Helen! I've just told him what you posted and he's laughing like anything. Since he has his head practically shaved bald and doesn't have any facial hair (no beard or moustache) and his skin is like satin, he really does look so young. If he let his hair grow it would be snow-white though.
Do you suppose older folk 'at large' will be challenged? We're supposed to hide away indoors aren't we?
And I'm not making a shopping list as I usually do, because doubtless there will be gaps on the shelves. Interested to see what the situation is regarding supplies.
Husband is worried about obtaining his fierce chillies (Scotch bonnets)
I'm just hoping crumpets are available... and butter...


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 07:16 PM

Like Bill, we stock up during special offers, and we have the space to store bog rolls, kitchen towels, tissues, kindling wood, firefighters and, very importantly, wine. So we haven't had to do any panic buying. I have loads of canned and bottled tuna and canned tomatoes and beans. But I always have!

The only worry could be fresh milk and fruit and veg. But there are millions worse off than us and with a lot more to worry about. If we die, it will be from Coronavirus, not starvation or malnutrition, and we have a roof over our heads and we have enough fuel to keep us going until next Christmas. There are many who are not so lucky. And lucky is the word...


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 07:36 PM

The crumpet situation is alarming. Not a crumpet in sight in Morrisons this morning. I had to go to Sainsbury's and panic-buy two six-packs of Warburtons...


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Helen
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 08:05 PM

So Senoufou, that would make you a cougar.

I have made home-made crumpets before. You'd need yeast and flour of course, but it just takes a bit of time and patience. The trick is to mix the batter & yeast and then leave it for about an hour, then add baking powder etc and let it sit for another 30 mins. They were worth the effort but required a bit of pre-planning and a lot of patiently waiting. Remember, a watched crumpet batter never rises.

Here's one
Crumpet Recipe


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 04:59 AM

While out scribbling CANCELLED on all the publicity I have already put about - no cheap porridge oats anywhere.

There were a few amusing related things to photograph so I have started a page on my website covid-19.mister.red (opens in new tab)

Enjoy.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 06:10 AM

If you buy a thermometer this is the one to get for 2 million reasons.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/health/coronavirus-fever-thermometers.html


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Senoufou
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 08:08 AM

We have just got home from a trip to Morrisons supermarket out in the sticks, and oh dear! Most of the shelves were empty. The store was full of old wrinklies as usual, but there were no 'essentials' on display to buy. We did the best we could.
But on getting back to our little village we went into the shop and lo! most of the things we sought were there. We should have saved our petrol and gone there instead.
Lesson to be learned - 'stay local'!


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Donuel
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 08:22 AM

I believed those here are mature enough to know the truth. Apparently I was wrong regarding the pandemic thread. So...

Age 32 - 50 has 38% of mild to severe symptoms from Covid 19 up to and including fatalities. The majority of fatal results are Older adults
People who have serious underlying medical conditions like:
Heart disease
Diabetes
Lung disease


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Rain Dog
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 08:32 AM

Steve Shaw posted "Like Bill, we stock up during special offers, and we have the space to store bog rolls, kitchen towels, tissues, kindling wood, firefighters and, very importantly, wine."

I know that these are troubled times and that we all can be inclined to panic buy BUT I think the line should be drawn at stockpiling essential workers. Let them go now please.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 08:49 AM

Mrs G did her usual online shop on Sunday only to find she couldn't get a delivery till Thursday next week. We have online shopped with Morrisons from the word go and I helped to set it up anyway! So much for loyalty :-( Anyhow, no big deal as we are well and just about young enough not to be in the big risk category so we went to our local store. No serious shortage and we got most of what we wanted. No bog roll and no drugs as expected. What was really odd is that there was no cat litter and no straw bedding for small animals. We don't use it but I did notice the gap. What on earth are people doing with it?


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 09:05 AM

No dog food in Morrisons yesterday, so I was informed by a disgruntled dog-owner...


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: Senoufou
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 09:16 AM

It's interesting isn't it how people have become reliant on daft things which we can well do without? One can run the washing machine without any washing powder at all, and the clothes come out reasonably clean.
One can wash dishes by hand in plain hot water. Ditto.
And as for this insane attachment to toilet paper! Just wash your bum for goodness sake!
I saw a lady grabbing cans of Mr Sheen furniture polish. A damp duster will do surely?
We only need fresh vegetables and fruit, eggs, milk and bread. Our small freezer has quite a lot of meat in it. And Paul the Fish Man has just been down our street selling fresh fish from his van.
The simpler one's life is, the easier it is to adapt to these strange times.


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Subject: RE: BS: New rules for Grocery shopping
From: DMcG
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 09:18 AM

Daughter informed me all cat and dog food was sold out of a Sainsbury's last week. Apart from a few items, plenty of food for people, though.

We had to search for yeast but I eventually bought some. Does two packets constitute panic buying?

While there, I heard a security guard either telling a customer off quite gently, or talking to her about someone else. "Five items or less does not mean you can put them in your car and then come back for another five."


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