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Today my wife and I did our normal weekly shopping which normally we would do on a Saturday but we have been sorting out my late fathers estate.

I am sorry people but I am disgusted with my fellow human beings behaviour, both main stores here where empty by 9:00 am and from what I understand the mainland as well. WHY?

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This I found particularly sickering, no pet food so Charlie hasn't got any food, oh and that also meant no fish food either not that I from the supermarkets. :@ Just what are people thinking?

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No sugar in either stores and convenience stores are selling products at inflated prices. I was told are my local I could only have two dog food tins per day.

As many of you know I'm a lorry driver, our yard has curtain slider trailers plus fridge trailers parked up full of stock waiting to go into the two Regional Distribution Centres for Morrisons and Aldi. They are sitting because the RDC's cannot keep up with the demand. There are no supply chain failures, we are still delivering and suppliers have no problems or shortages.

I'm wondering how much food will be wasted after all this is over?!
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Can you imagine all the fresh milk going down the drain? The clowns panicked and bought gallons of the stuff, along with fresh veg, bread etc etc. now it will be rotting away, unused :(
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People have gone insane. It took me and my OH all week to pick up what we would normally do in one shop. The irony being we genuinely needed pasta, ran out last week before we knew about the panic buying and just thought “we’ll get it when we do a shop”. We only just managed to get some yesterday morning in tesco, we were in there just after 7am because otherwise we wouldnt have a chance.
If everyone just did their regular shopping everyone would have more than enough. It is just sad to see :(

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So sad that selfish people think they need more than anyone else, so inconsiderate.
I went to Sainsburys a few evenings ago with 3 shopping bags and came away with a few items in the bottom of one bag.
I'm not short of anything really just need to top up the freezer but the freezers are empty in the stores too, I need some veg too and some bread come Tuesday.
We'll make do until stocks in the shops are back to close to normal.
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Gingerlove05 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 17:19 pm
If everyone just did their regular shopping everyone would have more than enough. It is just sad to see :(
There might something to be said for 1940's style rationing to be brought back, if only during this silly outbreak.
Stephen wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 17:45 pm
We'll make do until stocks in the shops are back to close to normal.
Yes, but why should you have too @Stephen
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Stephen wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 17:45 pm
I'm not short of anything really just need to top up the freezer but the freezers are empty in the stores too,
Might start buying the vegetarian options, that was about all that was in the freezer section the other day

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It's just cazy.
Must all be Sun readers...... ;)

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It is disgraceful. I absolutely cannot understand the mentality behind this or how selfish we have become as a society.

This was Tesco on Thurs night.

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Seeing these new pictures has made me think we might well have a new problem... balloon humans!
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Its disgusting... And what's even more disgusting is the amount of wasted food that is going to be the result of this.

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