My feed

to access all these features

Mumsnet doesn't verify the qualifications of users. If you have medical concerns, please consult a healthcare professional.

MNHQ have commented on this thread


To have just stocked up on loo roll and canned foods

179 replies

FckBoris · 03/03/2020 14:51

Just been to tesco and brought loads of loo roll, cans rice and pasta, got home and dh has said im overreacting.

Aibu, this is stuff we already use just a bit more of it.

OP posts:
RocketFire · 03/03/2020 14:56

overreacting about what?

Raspberrytruffle · 03/03/2020 14:58

You expecting the trots? Grin

Sunshinegirl36 · 03/03/2020 14:58

I have just done the same but only with stuff we will eat/drink anyway eg squash, beans, pasta etc

Raspberrytruffle · 03/03/2020 15:00

I'm wondering how many folk are going to be stuck with excess food etc due to panic buying due to Brexit and this Corona virus? I've probably not spelled it correctly but I dont care Confused

mauvaisereputation · 03/03/2020 15:02

Ehh we have a bunch of Brexit supplies that we have been slowly working our way through, and I have done a couple of big coronavirus shops too. We'll use it all either way.

Raspberrytruffle · 03/03/2020 15:02

I agree with stocking up on loo rolls , I get the fear of running out when I get down to my last 12 pack but its nothing to do with anything going on in Britain, lots of wasteful girls here in my family that use almost a full roll everytime so yanbu on that account Grin

Purpleartichoke · 03/03/2020 15:03

We are making sure our home supplies don’t get low. So normally I wouldn’t buy loo roll until we are at the very end of the package, now I am buying as soon as we break into the package. Same with food. I normally keep a very lean pantry because I know myself and know things will get wasted otherwise. Same with the cat litter and dd’s over the counter, but doctor prescribed allergy meds. Distinctly not hoarding, just shifting my buying point.

GinDaddy · 03/03/2020 15:06

Christ, another one? Another thread on this?

Do people want a virtual pat on the head for making more discretionary purchases under the name of "prepping", and thereby belonging to a club of people who have watched the news and reacted?

potter5 · 03/03/2020 15:10

FGS - people like you feed the hysteria.

BIWI · 03/03/2020 15:13

Oh leave off @GinDaddy. You don't get to police the boards

There are bound to be lots of threads about this because it's big news.

Chocmallows · 03/03/2020 15:13

OP, if it makes you feel better and you can use the stuff later then I don't see why it is an issue.

I have picked up extra things and considering what to buy in future foodshops in terms of having variety in as we do not know which supply chains will be slowed down yet. Many of us will need to self-isolate over the next 6 weeks so it doesn't hurt to have easy to prepare and eat food that we like readily available.

For those saying that there are multiple threads on the same issue, don't open them. The title says what they are about!

RocketFire · 03/03/2020 15:13

oh is it for the virus?

er...bit ridiculous isn't it? why not go on one of the many other threads


Worriedmom2020 · 03/03/2020 15:14

No you aren't unreasonable to do so. We should all really have a emergency backup! For financial loss, health or other - especially if you are on benefits!

Yabu to start another thread however, on this topic.

Chocmallows · 03/03/2020 15:15

Grin except I just noticed this one doesn't - but loo rolls and cans is a give away

RocketFire · 03/03/2020 15:16

it has its own topic

LoveIsLovely · 03/03/2020 15:16

I don't really get it. I'm in Korea and despite having hundreds more cases than the UK, the supermarkets have everything in stock and no one is buying more than usual.

I can only conclude that British people buy into media hysteria more readily than Koreans.

And also that everyone buys massive packs of toilet roll anyway (dunno why, for some reason, you can only buy packs of 30 here, even though the houses are tiny.)

Itsnotlikemilkingacow · 03/03/2020 15:16

I've just made sure we have at least two weeks supply of stuff in, just in case we need to self isolate I don't want to have to run out of loo roll on top of that!

Disfordarkchocolate · 03/03/2020 15:17

I told my husband to replace the cold/flu stuff he used before Christmas. That's it, prep is done. I only asked him to do that because he's very prone to cold/flu and has asthma.

Keep calm and carry on. Preferably by having tea and cake.

JellyfishandShells · 03/03/2020 15:18

My DH has just tried to buy a pack of loo rolls, as a normal routine purchase ie we are down to last two. Empty shelves. Bloody preppers and panickers.

katy1213 · 03/03/2020 15:18

The shops would have to be very bare before I'd want to subsist on tinned food.

dontgobaconmyheart · 03/03/2020 15:18

Its neither reasonable or unreasonable to buy whatever you want OP, within reason of course if you have any consideration for others.

Threada like these are very unreasonable though and you're heavily contributing to a culture of panic by going out of your way to post about it. I think people are best off managing their personal worries privately here tbh, and thinking of others as the motivation which shouldn't be that hard. Think of the effect it has, both on the amount who see yet another thread and go off and panic buy, or thr effect on those who suffer with anxiety generally, or those who are reading who are in an older age bracket or immune compromised, for whom this is a far more legitimate concern than those who keep seeing bloody mumsnet buying toilet roll or bottled water so think they need to go and nab some.

Roussette · 03/03/2020 15:20


Please don't tell me it's because of coronavirus...

It's people like you that mean when ordinary shoppers roll up to Tesco, the shelves are bare.

Many of us will need to self-isolate over the next 6 weeks so it doesn't hurt to have easy to prepare and eat food that we like readily available

You seem to know more than the Chief Medical Officer who gave out a bulletin this morning. He didnt say that. Your statement is scare mongering.

formerbabe · 03/03/2020 15:20

If we all do that, we'll be fucked

It's like the queues for petrol we've had in the past. You're creating a problem that doesn't exist

luckylavender · 03/03/2020 15:20

Why is this in AIBU? It's quite 'look at me', isn't it? Stock up if you want, you don't need the approval of internet strangers.

Mrsjayy · 03/03/2020 15:20

Yes yabu but it is making you feel more secure your husband is right you are overreacting and part if a problem that leaves shelves empty .

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.