There should be a special bloody till in Sainsburys for Panic Buyers

(226 Posts)

I get it, it's going to snow.

There will probably be a bit of snow for a few days round here.

I spent the best part of an hour queuing in Sainsburys seething quietly and politely waiting my turn to pay to do my normal weekly shop.

FFS it's some slightly bad seasonal weather, NO ONE can eat THAT many tins of muligtawny soup.

They should have their own queue then they can all stand together with thier blitz like behaviour and their preparedness and not get in my friffing way when I have other things to do like come here to whine about them

Catsdontcare Thu 17-Jan-13 14:28:59

Oh lord is it that bad? See I do need to go shopping but refuse to look like some panicking knob end.

Are we expecting alot of snow then? <blissfully ignorant>

MrsBungleBear Thu 17-Jan-13 14:29:22

Just back from Morrisons, exactly the same. It was like Christmas bloody Eve. I was only there to buy stuff for the weekend booze as we are going away.]

I heard a couple in the queue behind me saying "oh isn't it busy? People must have the same idea as us getting supplies in before the snow"

I felt like saying - we are not in Siberia you know where we are about to be snowed in for months.

But of course, I didn't!

Lifeisontheup Thu 17-Jan-13 14:30:54

I think I should go and panic buy, I live a 30 second walk from Sainsbury's grin

mademred Thu 17-Jan-13 14:31:50

Lmao, just back myself from there.it was manic.are we all expecting to get snowed in then or wat? Because if so I've not brought enough food clearly.maybe we will have to turn to cannabilsm by the end of the weekend .

DameMargotFountain Thu 17-Jan-13 14:32:42

usually i'd agree with you, but have just sent DH an email with shopping list on it

our roads are really bad, not cleared from beginning of the week and are set for lots more snow and temps of -13 were recorded not far from us last night

but if you see DH, tell him to get the right milk grin

plantsitter Thu 17-Jan-13 14:36:26

My mum always used to panic buy kidney beans, but we never ate them at any other time (or in fact when it snowed unless we absolutely had to). I remember counting 17 tins in our cupboard once. <slightly off-topic emoticon>

Pigsmummy Thu 17-Jan-13 14:36:47

That is a genus idea op. Keep up the good work!

Sparklingbrook Thu 17-Jan-13 14:39:58

If it snow its half the fun to get the sledge out, go up to the local Spar and bring supplies home. grin

BreconBeBuggered Thu 17-Jan-13 14:40:25

Oh, bollocks. I always do my shopping on a Thursday. The bank account is in a January slump so we've already eaten most of the tins and freezer stuff. But as long as people are only buying mulligatawny soup, it should be fine.

Adversecamber Thu 17-Jan-13 14:41:29

Well wasn't me I don't like Muligatawny.

Damm I only have one box of 80 tea bags I can manage without everything except tea.

gordyslovesheep Thu 17-Jan-13 14:41:46

it's mad out there - popped into our Sainsburys for coffee, school cardies and apple juice - couldn;t park - then it was rammed full of people stockpiling bread!

CaptChaos Thu 17-Jan-13 14:43:21

I don't need to panic buy, I am fully prepared and have food to last us for four years in our nuclear fall-out shelter hmm

Back in real life, I live within walking distance of a Tesco and a Morrisons, I think I might survive!

Here there is an Amber warning. We gets lots of snow here, we are quite high up.

I used to live in Northampton where people had a right to panic if it snowed...

This was proper soft southern weather panic buying though.

Jessies.

atthewelles Thu 17-Jan-13 14:45:22

Maybe they all have sixteen kids, an elderly MIL living with them and five dogs and will genuinely need 10 sliced pans, fourteen boxes of cornflakes, six tons of potatoes and 20 tins of Mulligatawney soup to see them through til Monday morning. Don't be so judgey OP.

Reaa Thu 17-Jan-13 14:45:41

I went to local supermarket and tried to find a parking space just to go in and get a few bits, no chance, never managed to find a parking space, got fed up of driving round in circles and came home, will try again later!

Its the same every year, people think they'll starve if we have 2 days of snow. Do you remember the tanker driver strikes few years ago when we had petrol shortages? I went to Asda innocently thinking I fancied some crusty bread for tea and it was carnage. Not one single bread product of any description on the shelves, they had even sold out of flour and yeast shockgrin

CaptChaos Thu 17-Jan-13 14:46:22

There is no situation dire enough that anyone would need to consume 20 cans of Mulligatawney soup!

I like kidney beans.

FrequentFlyerRandomDent Thu 17-Jan-13 14:47:07

Apparently Sainsbury's sponsored the weather forecast this week.

<starting a rumour>

I've no objection to a bit of preparedness but just break out the 'panic buying till' and leave the rest of us who just want to get our normal shop done without being forced into jolly conversations with strangers about how everyone has 'had the same idea!!!' I haven't...I'm always here doing shopping on Thursday..... I'm not 'stocking up' because I'm pretty sure I can cope with 2 days of not going to the supermarket....

<grrrrr>

MrsAceRimmer Thu 17-Jan-13 14:50:35

hahahaha - I work in a supermarket in NE Scotland (relatively rural, 20 miles north of Aberdeen), and this happens every bloody year! We will have snow, poss snowed in for a couple of days worst case, then back to normalish confused its the same every year.
My colleagues & I do like a chuckle at it!

atthewelles Thu 17-Jan-13 14:50:38

Chill out and have a glass of wine OP. You did remember to stockpile on the vino didn't you? <anxious>

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Thu 17-Jan-13 14:50:46

Amber Warning here too, hadnt really thought about getting any shopping in, might do now though... muligatawny soup you say grin

DameMargotFountain Thu 17-Jan-13 14:51:20

ah yes, but Northampton is in a parallel universe, bereft of outside intervention and the a43 is always dead slow grin

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