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My DH has bought extra loo roll as he thinks a second wave

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daytripper28 Sun 07-Jun-20 14:54:26

He's just got back from Aldi and says no one was at the door monitoring how many people were going in and 'it was like lockdown was completely over'. So he decided to get a few extra loo rolls as he's certain a second wave is inevitable a lot sooner than everyone thinks.

So is he a) Completely crackers = YABU

or b) Sensible = YANBU

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bigchris Sun 07-Jun-20 14:55:08


Freddiefox Sun 07-Jun-20 14:55:50

Sensible, but when the 2nd waves comes I don’t think we will lock down

ScarfLadysBag Sun 07-Jun-20 14:56:50


I don't recall anyone having to wipe their arse with their hands.

Roselilly36 Sun 07-Jun-20 14:58:57

No all this again.

SmiteTheeWithThunderbolts Sun 07-Jun-20 15:00:08

(b) sensible

I bought some toilet roll this week too!

Selfsettling3 Sun 07-Jun-20 15:00:25

There will be a second wave. I don’t think people will start panic buying this time and I doubt the gov will lock down again.

IFancyANamechange Sun 07-Jun-20 15:01:10


iVampire Sun 07-Jun-20 15:01:23

Sensible. If you’re going to keep an extra pack in the house (rather than waiting until you’re nearly run out) better to get it on a random shopping day than wait and buy extra when everyone else is buying more

daytripper28 Sun 07-Jun-20 15:01:29

All what again? The loo rolls or the second wave?

Hehe or 'coronavirus ' in general? Believe me I'm well sick of all of it too.

Plus we never stockpiled toilet roll the first time round. When I say he got a bit more, I mean a 9 pack instead of a 4 pack.

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IndecentFeminist Sun 07-Jun-20 15:03:03

There may be a second wave, we won't lock down or have the same supermarket issues though.

Tellmetruth4 Sun 07-Jun-20 15:06:09

He doesn’t need it for the seconds wave if it happens before 31 December as we’re still getting tariff free imports from mainland Europe. Once transition is over snd we crash out of the EU, the lorries will be held up, that’s when he’ll need good stocks of everything.

slashlover Sun 07-Jun-20 15:06:48

Depends what you mean by a few - he bought 6x24 packs YANBU, he bought an extra pack then YABU.

I normally buy a 12 pack and bought a 24 pack in my ASDA delivery today instead.

recycledteenager24 Sun 07-Jun-20 15:12:28

how i read it was op said it was a 9pack instead of the ususal 4 loo rolls, hardly bulk buying is it ? confused happy to be told i'm wrong op smile

AgeLikeWine Sun 07-Jun-20 15:14:00

I think a second wave is inevitable, and I also think panic buying is stupid.

slashlover Sun 07-Jun-20 15:17:16

He bought 9 instead of 4? How many do you use in a week?

TBH, with the past few months, from now on I'm always going to have a bit extra in the house - tins, pasta, rice etc.

YouReallyAre Sun 07-Jun-20 15:18:22

Panic buying is stupid and what causes the supply chain issues.

Buying an extra few toilet rolls in a pack or couple of extra tins of food each time you go shopping is useful. It means that the shops can keep up with demand. If we don't lockdown again/aren't affected by Brexit, you will still be able to use them up gradually as they aren't perishable items.

CurlsandCurves Sun 07-Jun-20 15:18:36

I’m not panic buying, but I have done a bit of prep. In as much as I’ve got a pack of loo roll, couple of bags of pasta, few tins of tomatoes and a couple of bottles of wine all in a box in the garage just in case. My freezer is well stocked anyway.

Merigoround Sun 07-Jun-20 15:19:45

Well I bought 4 packs of 18 rolls last week.
Thats only because Farmfoods were doing them for £10 though and we go through them like wild fire .
I dont normally hoard stuff since we have little space for storage but I coudnt resist a bargain.

Eckhart Sun 07-Jun-20 15:21:14

We won't know until we hindsight. We may have a second wave, and if so, it'll affect us in some, as yet, unspecified ways. I wish people would stop saying people who don't make the same guess as them are stupid etc.

He's bought a larger than normal pack of toilet roll while he was out buying toilet roll anyway. And it warrants a thread on a forum. Really.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 07-Jun-20 15:22:18

I think he's sensible, although I buy the packs of 24 from Ocado so only buying 4 or 9 seems worrying to me! It's the one thing I always make sure I've got plenty of!

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sun 07-Jun-20 15:25:51

I voted YABU for the thought of stockpiling toilet paper, but recent behaviour by a minority may lead to an increase in cases.

Berthatydfil Sun 07-Jun-20 15:26:01

I think a second wave is inevitable. It will be more manageable because we are now in the summer (ish) and the virus will be harder to transmit due to warmer drier weather and ongoing social distancing, and the nhs is over the seasonal winter illnesses so will be better able to cope. I think the big problem will be if we have a third wave in late Autumn.

TheoriginalLEM Sun 07-Jun-20 15:26:40

The only fucking reason we ran out of bog roll the last time was because people panic bought them all. It was ridiculous then and is ridiculous now. PLEASE don't be selfish again.

Dogsaresomucheasier Sun 07-Jun-20 15:28:03

I’ve been trying to maintain stocks so that we could isolate for two weeks if needed. I think that level is sensible. Enough for a six week polar expedition would be bonkers.

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