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

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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

Bakingnovice Fri 18-Jan-13 23:36:57

Tits can I have some rolls in exchange for some homemade curry? It's v nice. I'll need at least 6 rolls for the weekend as I like to do the wraparound the hand four times before wiping thing.

BanghamTheDirtyScone Fri 18-Jan-13 20:07:57

Went to Londis after school to get milk and bread as we have less than a loaf left and only a pint and a half. My children live on toast and cereal.

they had NO MILK at all shock

I don't know if some eejit bought it all or their delivery truck didn't get through

They did have a lot of soup though. which we didn't buy.

It isn't even snowing here.

crunchbag Fri 18-Jan-13 20:05:22

Our sainsburys seems to have missed a trick, they have already replaced winter clothes with summer stuff

Shop wasn't too busy this morning, except for the tinned soup aisle grin

Narked Fri 18-Jan-13 19:41:10

'the bloody bastard brassica hoarders'

grin

Dawndonna Fri 18-Jan-13 19:32:44

Must admit, towns seems daft. We are always prepared, because we know in advance. We have to be, particularly as there are people with disabilities in the house.

Spuddybean Fri 18-Jan-13 19:29:36

i thought that's already what dancing on ice was Mole ! <laughs at own shit joke>

we have about 4 sheets left on the last loo roll in the house and DH was meant to be away this weekend so me and DS have pissed off to mums (her of the beanpocalypse cupboards). DH txted me at 1 to say his work weekend was cancelled and he was on his way home. Oh dear, no food or bog roll, looks like he my find an alternative use for those trifle sponges. hhmmm should i eat it or wipe my arse on it? It's the classic dilemma that Scott faced i'm sure grin

GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 18-Jan-13 19:21:41

Heinz Chicken Soup ok for you Tits?

<sigh> calm down folks, have 54 rolls of andrex in my toilet, and no before you ask it's not because I'm a poo troll, they had a deal on at Makro... grin Now form an orderly cue at my door and I'll give you 1 roll in exchange for 1 ton of soup, however remember this is naice toilet roll so no Tesco value shit in tins thanks wink

manicbmc Fri 18-Jan-13 19:13:00

But most of these panic buyers have been in well stocked cities and towns and the only reason shelves were empty yesterday is because of selfish buggers panic buying. There have been more deliveries today. I don't think we're going to starve.

I would imagine in your situation, Dawndonna, you'd have to make sure you've got plenty in and are probably used to having to think ahead.

Dawndonna Fri 18-Jan-13 19:04:45

I waver between thinking that these people are very selfish and then thinking - its their money to waste. They are never going to eat what they are panic buying....
Except for the fact that I live in a rural location at the bottom of a 1:4 with a foot of snow outside my door. Five of us have been here since Tuesday, likely to be here until at least next Tuesday.

manicbmc Fri 18-Jan-13 18:58:44

Why? People who are panic buying 20 loaves of bread and clearing out stocks of milk are selfish gits. The produce will probably go off before they get the chance to use them up anyway whether it keeps snowing or not so they'll still have to buy more anyway.

lovelyladuree Fri 18-Jan-13 18:54:41

Who wants to take the car out in snow/ice? I think people are being very sensible so YABU. The Met Office tells us to only travel if absolutely necessary, and if I have a freezer full of food, then I don't have to. So, instead of shopping at the weekend, a lot of people did it today. Ridiculous post.

Molepom Fri 18-Jan-13 17:40:07

Speaking of Zombie, the snow in that case is a good thing as is the ice, Zombies are hardly steady on their leg/legs/limbs in the best of weather...watching zombies on ice (oh, what a nice spin off of Dancing on ice that would be) should be highly amusing. We could film it and send it in to You've Been Framed - Zombie Special, £250 for a grainy phone video of a zombie, half sliding in one direction into a wall and the other half under a car, yes please.

Molepom Fri 18-Jan-13 17:37:22

I don't know why MNer's are getting all worried over panic buying over a little snow. Surely we have all of this stuff ready in the OFRS's in case of Zombie Invasion.

maisiejoe123 Fri 18-Jan-13 17:34:55

I waver between thinking that these people are very selfish and then thinking - its their money to waste. They are never going to eat what they are panic buying....

If there was a limit on how many loaves you could buy people would go in seperately but how people have time these days to do this sort of thing is beyond me. I was in the Midlands and attending a meeting and realised I had forgotten something so I popped into Boots and there were hoards of women literally filling up their trolleys with Boots 75% off Xmas gift sets. One women just cleared a shelf with her friend and they said they would fill up, put in the car and then come back!

I hear a lot is now on eBay being sold for a profit!

ByTheWay1 Fri 18-Jan-13 17:20:22

Braved the snow today to do usual ASDA top up shop (it is only half a mile away) shelves were full, got what we wanted and walked through a store where the staff outnumbered the customers at least 3 to 1 - was fab - must do all my shopping in the snow!

GinOnTwoWheels Fri 18-Jan-13 17:05:53

I haven't panic bought anything but I've just remembered that I bought DP a tin of Mulligatawny soup months ago cos I thought he liked it and it turns out he doesn't

I'm now trying to decide whether eat it myself or put it on ebay?

I went to the supermarket on Tuesday as usual. The roads were pretty good, except for one scarily slippery patch of icy road ... outside the salt/grit depot.

Last year in the snow it took me over an hour to push the pram the 15-min round trip to the corner shop so I'd rather stay at home if at all possible. Six inches so far and still falling. The 8.30am footprints were buried again by the time we got back from the school run at 9.

Snowsuits, wellies, throw the DCs out into the garden, and be bloody glad we actually have a roof over our heads, and enough money to buy food, heat the house and cook the food, all in the same week.

SocietyClowns Fri 18-Jan-13 14:05:53

I might brave the one inch snowdrifts to make it to the corner shop and see if they have anything left to buy... Anything will do, mustard, ketchup, shoe polish. MUST PANIC BUY! grin Although it would be nice if I could find some cream or custard to go with the apple pie that's baking in the oven. And I could do with some white wine to make risotto tonight. Ahhh, life is harsh.

Hmm...I should have done my normal shop today/tomorrow.

I can't face the panic buyers.

Oh well we still have stockpiles of crisps, biscuits and nuts from Christmas, loo rolls in the cupboard. We won't starve....and there are numerous takeaways within walking distance...

Might do my freezer good to be run down and defrosted

I am starting to wish I had panic bought something. grin

UptoapointLordCopper Fri 18-Jan-13 13:40:32

We went to Waitrose and panic-bought 2 packets of Waitrose Essential All Butter Croissants. Phew!

SocietyClowns Fri 18-Jan-13 09:45:48

We are saved... I've found an ancient pack of ryvita in the cupboard grin

ebersneezer Fri 18-Jan-13 08:24:08

Loving the idea of Jamie 30 min survival meals grin what to make with kidney beans, oxtail soup, the last over ripe banana and left over holiday chocs.

SocietyClowns Fri 18-Jan-13 08:18:40

I forgot to panic buy bread yesterday and only have a slice left... shock. But I have plenty of loo roll grin. Snowing very heavily here and settling.

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