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To wish people would stop being such selfish fucking bellends.

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Soapytoad Sat 28-Mar-20 06:22:24

That’s it really. Everyone else has to KEEP going to the shops to try and find essentials because the fucking knobheads have bough and keep buying up everything.

How can you social distance when you have to constantly hop from shop to shop for basic food for your children?! I’m in the shops more now than I was before this shitshow started.

I couldn’t give a fuck if I got Covid-19, but I don’t want my kids getting it, ever. I have to leave them at home while I go out! I live rurally so no take away, no drliveroo, no community and only 2 towns 15 miles in opposite directions. Still no fucking toilet roll, still no basic veg oil, no hand sanitiser, no basic vegetables, no meat. My kids eat before I do do at least I’m losing weight now, and we have now discovered those birds eye chicken burgers approved by mumsnet. (They are amazing btw!)

Fuck off selfish people and stop putting everyone else at risk you fucking selfish, fucking boggely eyed cuntvid pisswesels.

madcatladyforever Sat 28-Mar-20 06:30:41

I feel your pain. I had nothing in the house before NHS hour started. Now I have to get up at 5.30 to get there but I do have food now. I don't stockpile though it's just so selfish.

EyeSoLated Sat 28-Mar-20 06:32:01

YANBU!!!!

CheshireDing Sat 28-Mar-20 06:36:49

YANBU

Our small local Sainsbury’s car park has been full all the time for the last 3 weeks- I noticed prior to school shutdown as I had started to be more cautious about being near others.

WTF are these people buying !? This store is usually empty on weekdays of people.

Selfish dicks everywhere unfortunately at the moment.

I will probably have a meltdown before lockdown is over due to the amount of idiots I share this country with.

userxx Sat 28-Mar-20 06:42:18

The only thing that seems to be spreading faster than the virus is people turning into selfish cunts.

I've been massively disappointed by the I'm alright jack attitude.

I'm lucky and live in a town where I have options, many people are not, but I will never forgot walking into Asda and seeing every shelf striped bare, like fucking locusts had attacked it. It was all so unnecessary.

Ethelfleda Sat 28-Mar-20 06:46:29

YANBU OP
Just one of many, many demonstrations of selfishness so far. We have been trying to survive on what we have and I’m trying to avoid the supermarkets completely as apparently, many aren’t bothering to observe social distancing.
Luckily there is a little corner shop nearby that I managed to pick up a few bits from but I’m not going to be able to avoid the shops forever confused

Hearhoovesthinkzebras Sat 28-Mar-20 06:46:59

I really thought it would have calmed down by now. How can they afford it and where are they putting it?

We have only bought our normal shop throughout. Haven't shipped for two weeks now because we thought we'd let it die down, but it's still the same.

Trouble is there's nothing to show who's been doing normal shops and now really needs to shop and who's coming back out to top up their stockpile. I don't know the answer

JudyCoolibar Sat 28-Mar-20 06:48:48

I couldn’t give a fuck if I got Covid-19, but I don’t want my kids getting it, ever.

But would it be so bad if they did? Children seem to get it pretty mildly, and if they get C19 and get over it, they will have immunity.

middleager Sat 28-Mar-20 06:52:35

First of all, healthy children have been getting this. Mine are 14 and a 16 year old got it this week so like OP I'm worried. (One has asthma)

Secondly, there is no evidence whatsoever of immunity is thete. Unless I've missed something?

frillyfarmer Sat 28-Mar-20 06:53:10

Could you try local butchers and farm shops? If you're rural do you have someone who does a veg delivery? Try looking on local FB groups.

We're farmers so live rurally and I've just written off any supermarkets, they're the worst place to be in all this.

itsgettingweird Sat 28-Mar-20 06:55:13

This is my fear.

I need to shop today after a week of isolation.

I also have to pick things up for my parents in the shielding group.

Opens at 8. I've been awake since 6am wondering how early I should get there to make sure I can get in early enough to actually be able to buy the things I need.

And yes that's loo roll, milk, eggs and hand wash. But that really is need and not wants.

I also need other stuff including fresh fruit and veg. My fridge has 2 onions, 2 cucumbers and 3 yoghurts in it!

MindyStClaire Sat 28-Mar-20 07:01:06

How do you know it's people being selfish? We're buying a lot more than usual ATM. But that's because we're usually all out of the house 8-5 five days a week, so we need a lot more than usual now we're home. One big shop a week and very little wastage, but it's a big shop and I know countless families in the same boat. I'm not convinced it is all panic buyers, I think most households just need more food than usual.

Obviouspretzel Sat 28-Mar-20 07:05:57

I think MindyStClair is right. People just need more food.

We personally have bought extra because we normally eat no lunches in the house and would get a takeaway once a week or eat out , and would eat at someone else's house once a week. We're doing none of that. So we need more food.

I went yesterday to the supermarket and there was a lot of stock. Limited people allowed in. Limited on most major items. Didn't seem to be any problem with panic buyers at all.

Unescorted Sat 28-Mar-20 07:07:29

The Guardian has an interesting take on it in their editorial here

Monthly food shops have increased by just over £22 per month per household. It appears people are just putting an extra tin here or there in their trolley - a fairly rational response in the circumstances where people are trying to go to the shops as infrequently as possible. So we are all guilty of stripping the shelves, simply by making sure we have enough food for a week rather than relying on access to the shops 24/7.

If stockpiling was a thing then it should have righted itself shortly after the supermarkets started limiting products. It appears that our food supply systems are more fragile than we would like.

Dontrainonmyparade Sat 28-Mar-20 07:08:01

I must admit, I don’t get why there are still food issues. The supermarkets have put restrictions on what can be bought (quantities). Yet there’s still never any meat. We are surviving on chickpeas and lentils quite happily but had hoped for a roast on Sunday - can’t get meat in any of my local supermarkets. Must admit that I won’t join the (non social distancing) queues at 8am though.

carlywurly Sat 28-Mar-20 07:11:18

I've found that the smaller shops are far better. Our local co-op has been brilliant- quiet and relatively well stocked- enough for what we've needed anyway.

I hate big supermarkets at the best of times

Theworldsgonemad Sat 28-Mar-20 07:12:46

And this is what they're doing with all that stock piled fresh food

www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/furious-reaction-pictures-showing-bins-17993108

Theredjellybean Sat 28-Mar-20 07:13:19

Here in Cornwall, the supermarkets are well stocked with everything.
Yesterday in lidl I couldn't navigate down the aisles for pallets of unloaded food they couldnt fit on shelves.

Where are all the stripped bare supermarkets.?

SimonJT Sat 28-Mar-20 07:13:21

I went for a run just before 6am today, we have a local co-op that opens at 7am (no proper supermarkets locally), people were queuing outside! Today is my first day out in 14 (apart from an emergency pharmacy run), so it was interesting to see the madness.

Amazemae Sat 28-Mar-20 07:13:43

I have found the big supermarkets to be pretty well stocked now they have introduced restrictions on how many products you can buy. I do bigger shops at the supermarkets and then the smaller shops for top ups.

Don’t assume people are being selfish. More people self isolating now certainly in my area and people are shopping for others too.

I notice you live rurally. Can you travel further out? Get together with neighbours and work explore where else you can buy food using local farmers?

Do you have a partner or anyone who can help?

Hearhoovesthinkzebras Sat 28-Mar-20 07:14:10

So we are all guilty of stripping the shelves, simply by making sure we have enough food for a week rather than relying on access to the shops 24/7.

But we're not because some of us haven't been shopping at all and now desperately need to go so some people are buying more than just a few bits extra because they're buying our share too.

Pishposhpashy Sat 28-Mar-20 07:14:15

Sadly I'm not sure we can blame panic buyers. In ordinary times 30% of calories are eaten outside the home. Now everyone is eating indoors, all the time. The supply chains cannot cope. There is plenty of food available but they cannot get it to the shelves.

If you live rurally, can you try a farm shop?

Pyjamaface Sat 28-Mar-20 07:17:45

I went shopping yesterday, late morning, after 2 weeks isolation so I had pretty much nothing left in the house.
I got everything I needed, plenty of meat, bread, eggs, fruit and veg available, I even got a bag of pasta. The only thing missing was sugar.
There were gaps on shelves but it just meant you had a choice from 3 types of mayo instead of 27 so it looked empty

MindyStClaire Sat 28-Mar-20 07:18:00

Where are all the stripped bare supermarkets.?

Not here. DH has been going around lunchtime, last week he was able to get everything bar pasta, tins of tomatoes... And sauvignon blanc. grin Stockpiling in style around here!

MindyStClaire Sat 28-Mar-20 07:19:06

Oh and I think the shortages are at least partially due to the just in time systems not able to cope with the (mostly legitimate, I'm convinced of it) increased demand.

Takes you back to all those Brexit threads, doesn't it?

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