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TheRealHousewife · 03/03/2020 17:42
Whilst out and about today I’ve called into 5 shops that were along my route .... not one of them had hand sanitiser! The assistant in one of them rolled her eyes at me when I asked if they had any. This was followed by the un-asked for advice of ‘try washing your hands’ in a sarcastic tone.
I suppose unprecedented times goes hand in hand with unprecedented rudeness.
Michaelbaubles · 03/03/2020 17:42
See, it baffles me why anyone with normal sized kitchen cupboards would buy pasta or tinned tomatoes “every week” - if you use it every week why not buy a few when they’re on offer and stock up? They won’t go off. It’d have to be a real emergency before I was down to my last packet of pasta or tin of tomatoes. So maybe there’s just a massive gap between the way people shop - I always have at least a week’s worth of food in the cupboard and have just stepped it up to 2/3 weeks’ worth. But to “just in time” shoppers this probably seems mad.
UnaCorda · 03/03/2020 18:00
It's one thing to buy a few extra non-perishables to put at the back of the cupboard, but to identify as "a Prepper" as if it's some special exclusive club is a bit sad, imo. (See also "baby-wearing", "co-sleeping", "attachment parenting", etc. Knock yourself out if it's not hurting anyone, but it's nothing to brag about and it doesn't make you into a fascinating person.)
UnaCorda · 03/03/2020 18:09
It's more an admission. Like being a larper, I'd say. I don't think anyone calls themselves a prepper in the hopes of getting cool points off the internet.
If they do they're delusional. (Off to Google "larper"...)
Why do women (sorry, but it is mainly women) think this sort of thing, or (for example) washing their towels every day, makes them interesting or admirable?
Thisismytimetoshine · 03/03/2020 18:20
There a thread in the preppers topic right now entitled Lets compare the type of food we bought
I think it’s where the professional cloth bummers (It’s a thing. Probably only on here, but it’s a thing 🤢) go when successful potty training leaves a huge gap in their day.
Aderyn19 · 03/03/2020 18:30
I was shopping today and apart from hand gel, everything was in stock. I did have a bit of a nose into other people's trolleys and they seemed to be buying a packet of Dettol wipes and a couple of cartons of long life milk and some tinned food and pet food bit no one was doing a bulk buy, unless you count one couple who were getting 3 bottles of a fizzy drink that looked like tizer. And tbf that might be their normal amount. No one was going nuts and bulk buying.
UnaCorda · 03/03/2020 19:04
There a thread in the preppers topic right now entitled Lets compare the type of food we bought. I think it’s where the professional cloth bummers (It’s a thing. Probably only on here, but it’s a thing 🤢) go when successful potty training leaves a huge gap in their day.
I'm sure you're right. How excrutiatingly dull. (And somehow smug.)
Similarly I don't understand OPs asking things like, "How old are you?" or "What do you weigh?", so the whole thread is full of "39", "54", "61", "28", or "69 kilos", "9 stone 3", etc. Dull, dull, dull.
kateandme · 03/03/2020 20:21
doctors and nurse have all told me hand sanitiser will do fuck all. they work by thealchohol breaking the outer mebrane only of the virus and exploding them and you will most certainly always miss a spot.and once the alcahol and evaporated,or you touch anything else it is null and void.you NEED to wash it off with soap and water for 20 seconds.this gets RID of it.
people stocking up though,wont you just get home delivery even if you are in isolation?
PickAChew · 03/03/2020 20:26
I've just made sure I have plenty of the boys' preferred foods (asd) in the freezer, plus more frozen veg than usual. Plenty of tinned and dried pulses, tinned fish and tomatoes and lots of rice and pasta and bread flour. I usually have part baked baguettes in for DS1, so will make sure I keep a higher stock than usual. He's the one who worries me because his diet is very limited and relies on me being able to pop across to the shop every day or so.
SecretWitch · 04/03/2020 03:07
I am in the US. I went shopping today and my store had an entire “preparedness” section. I did not stock up on loo roll but somehow ended up 750 Tylenol (Paracetamol) gel caps. I am obsessed with pain killers and having enough should the virus sweep through my town.
Defenbaker · 04/03/2020 03:19
YANBU, it's wise to stock up, in case you fall ill and can't get to the shops, or are prevented by a lockdown, extreme weather events, or any other sort of crisis.
YAB slightly U to start yet another thread about prepping re the C virus though - there are several already.
Being prepared is not the same as being in a panic -- that tends to happen to people when they realise they've left it too late.
Baaaahhhhh · 04/03/2020 11:20
My food shop was just delivered. Everything there, everything. Talking to the delivery guy, yes, they are slightly busier than usual with home deliveries, and the shop is slightly busier too. However, they are fully stocked in store, and the regional warehouse has stocked up with 6 months supplies of high selling items. I am now feeling silly for ordering an extra packet of loo roll (damn you MN), but they were on offer .
OnlyTheTitOfTheLangBerg · 04/03/2020 11:42
and the regional warehouse has stocked up with 6 months supplies of high selling items
Without preppers and semi-preppers steadily increasing their purchases just in case, the supermarkets would have less idea of the 'high selling items' and would be more likely to be caught out in the event of actual panic buying. You can thank us later
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