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To have just stocked up on loo roll and canned foods

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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.

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Hingeandbracket · 03/03/2020 15:21

It always makes me chortle that bog roll is the first thing on the list stuff it's essential not to run out of.

If things become so fucked there's no bog roll, wiping your arse will be the least of any of our worries.

Splitsunrise · 03/03/2020 15:21

Can you please just post in the dedicated topic, fgs

Yummymummy2020 · 03/03/2020 15:22

I think if you can afford it it’s sensible to have a bit extra in, and if it’s things you will use anyway it won’t be wasted, certainly not toilet roll. Hopefully you won’t have to be stuck in or unwell but honestly I always try to have a bit extra in when I can anyway because it saves a dash to the shops if i run out ha ha.

snowdaynoday · 03/03/2020 15:23

Need to chill out

To have just stocked up on loo roll and canned foods
MarshaBradyo · 03/03/2020 15:24

Many have

MrsTerryPratchett · 03/03/2020 15:27

If we all do that, we'll be fucked

Only if people do it in this dim witted way. Sensible prepping, so that your family is OK for absolute minimum 3 days, in the event of an issue is considered good citizenship in areas that have fires, floods and earthquakes. Really a good two weeks is normal. We should all be prepared to manage ourselves in the event of a disaster so that emergency services can focus on people with additional needs.

That's not the same as reactive panic buying because people have poor risk assessment.

MarshaBradyo · 03/03/2020 15:28

People are storing extra at home. At this point supermarkets can restock.

Better than a bigger rush on one day - which will probably still happen. Which really is the panic buying part.

GloriaMumsnet · 03/03/2020 15:30

We've moved this to our coronavirus topic.

RhodaCamel · 03/03/2020 15:33

I’ve had a chest freezer delivered today. We were going to get one later in the year anyhow but I’ve brought it forward as I want to be assured we have enough food if needed. I have elderly parents around the corner and look after a 90 year old lady in my village too, I would like to think I have enough to make some meals for them if things shut down for a while. Prepare for the worst but hope for the best, what’s wrong with that!

coconuttelegraph · 03/03/2020 15:33

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

It would appear that a side effect of the existence of this CV is that it renders people incapable of decision making if the threads on here are representative

  • should I by extra loo roll?
  • should I but hand sanitiser?
  • should I go to work?
  • should my children go to school?
  • should I go on holiday in the UK?
  • should I go on holiday abroad?

and on and on and on

What do you want from this thread? Are you going to return your shopping if posters say UABU?
FireflyAurora · 03/03/2020 15:37

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BrendasUmbrella · 03/03/2020 15:37

In Japan there was some kind of scare about running out of loo roll so people panic bought and now there is a genuine shortage. Can't be nice...

gingersausage · 03/03/2020 15:38

@GinDaddy if you’re not interested, don’t read the fucking threads.

OP, why do you need your husband’s approval?

Roussette · 03/03/2020 15:38

Totally agree. Some people have totally seemed to have lost the ability to think for themselves.

I rarely ask for opinions on MN, because I might not like the answers! And would must prefer to make measured decisions myself...

DingleberryRose · 03/03/2020 15:38

People stocking up and panic buying are making it harder for everyone else to just get on with their lives.

Such an overreaction!

gamerchick · 03/03/2020 15:39

Bloody preppers and panickers

Erm nowt to do with preppers thankyou Hmm

TinyTear · 03/03/2020 15:41

hope you paid for them and not just bring them home

GabsAlot · 03/03/2020 15:42

Sol if everyone does that op what will happen-shortages when there neednt be any

MrsTerryPratchett · 03/03/2020 15:46

Bloody preppers and panickers

These are opposite.

ThePluckOfTheCoward · 03/03/2020 16:01

OFGS stop panicking people, if the shops run out of bog roll, just use your Daily Mail, that is what it's for.

The only thing that would upset me is running out of teabags, milk and bread, I can exist for months on tea and toast.

Astrabees · 03/03/2020 16:02

I don't want to live on beans and pasta for a fortnight, if I have to self isolate I'll order some nice stuff and have it delivered from Ocado. TBH I probably have enough stuff to feed us for 2 weeks anyway.

PlanDeRaccordement · 03/03/2020 16:07

Maybe OPs DH is looking at the family account and pulling out his hair at a £350 Tesco charge for loo roll and pasta? Whether you’re over reacting surely depends on how much you money you spent.

Crinkle77 · 03/03/2020 16:12

Panic buying is what leads to empty shelves. If everyone just went about their business normally then there would be adequate supplies on the shelves. If the worst came to the worst you'd just have to drip dry or use the shower head to clean your bum after a poo.

SisyphusLangClegRocks · 03/03/2020 16:15

I've got plenty of sloe gin and pastries, so I'm good. And if I run out of loo roll the local Spar's got hundreds of free copies of The Sun.

Thisismytimetoshine · 03/03/2020 16:15

It depends on what quantities you’re talking about. Lots of people keep large amounts of non perishables on hand for convenience sake, without any notion of prepping for a siege?
Is it more than that? Did you leave entire shelves empty at Tesco?!

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