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okiedokieme · 05/03/2020 16:32
I do this anyway, nothing to do with this latest scare. If I don't have a minimum of 24 toilet rolls (spread over 2 bathrooms plus a dozen cans of chopped tomatoes and several packs of pasta I would feel like I had run out. At any time I have food for around a month, always have had
bellinisurge · 05/03/2020 16:35
@Thisismytimetoshine , it's not about food shortages. It's about having to stay in the house for two weeks. Eventually, despite Netflix and Chill, you will get hungry and you will also need to wipe your arse. And you won't be able to shop. Are you ready? Do you assume there will be food deliveries and that supermarket staff don't have kids whose schools close or don't have to self isolate themselves?
bellinisurge · 05/03/2020 16:41
So you are one of these people who assumes people who do service jobs won't get poorly. Or won't be forced to work despite being poorly because of their zero hours contracts. Or that all your mates will shop for you because it's not like they will have to self isolate.
No it's not the zombie apocalypse but it's a bit inconvenient that becomes a lot inconvenient if you aren't ready.
Do you want the emergency services wasting time getting food to you because you are too thoughtless to sort yourself out.
Or do you have people who do that for you?
Lovemusic33 · 05/03/2020 16:46
Of course people that do service jobs will get poorly, but not all of them and not all at the same time, remember many won’t hardly have any symptoms if they do get it, some people will carry on working not knowing they have it.
If my online shop is cancelled and I’m in self isolation I will just get a friend or relative to drop some food outside my door. Not everyone’s going to be stuck indoors for the same 2 weeks, we will have access to shops (real shops and online), there’s also click and collect. People are going crazy over nothing. Who needs 10 packs of toilet roll? Just keep enough in your home for a couple weeks (one or 2 packs?).
sunglasses123 · 05/03/2020 16:48
I hate the people who claim to self isolate but will be 'popping' down to the supermarket, taking the kids out because otherwise they would go 'bananas' etc. And of course fully expect supermarkets and the like to be open for them with shelves fully stocked for anything they might want.
CALM DOWN. I saw today the British at their very worst stock piling, ransacking the shelves of supermarkets etc and making snide comments about others doing exactly what they were doing themselves!
bellinisurge · 05/03/2020 16:49
But that's rather the point. It's not like one of your mates has a broken leg and everyone rallies around to help. More people are out of circulation. At the same time.
It is only two weeks. But if you haven't at least got a bit of a buffer in, it's a long two weeks.
bellinisurge · 05/03/2020 16:57
Do you get travel insurance when you go abroad? Do you have car insurance or home insurance? Chances are you will never need them. So why do you get them? Just in case.
Two slightly annoying weeks in which you will be stuck in the house. Fingers crossed that's the very worst that happens to you. But you still need to eat and wipe your arse. And given how wide it is affecting everyone, there's a good chance, it'll be tricky to get a food delivery .
It's no big deal to me. I'm a general prepper. Power will be on. Water will be on. Internet will be on. I can cope being stuck at home because I always have a buffer of food etc in.
Can you say the same?
DontTellThemYourNamePike · 05/03/2020 17:23
A woman in front of me at a local B&M type shop bought about 20 boxes of latex disposable gloves last week. I remember wondering if she worked in nursing home. It only dawned on me yesterday (when I was late to the party buying hand santiser) that it was probably because of Covid 19.
Do I need to stock up on bog rolls?
bellinisurge · 05/03/2020 17:48
@DontTellThemYourNamePike (love your username, btw). Just check what you have in. Buy an extra pack or two. There's unlikely to be a supply problem to the shops. It's just whether you can get to the shops or get a delivery. If you are confident that you can still shop then you'll be fine.
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