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Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
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rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
In my local Co-op there is a sign up saying customers will be limited to 3 packets of toilet roll, however, they don't say whether this is a 2 roll pack or a 4 roll pack or a 16 roll pack.

The Aldi across the road from it sold out the other day.

Madness.
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They call it panic buying but there’s no panic. Just a bunch of hysterical people who are getting off on the bit of excitement. They fecking love the bit of drama.
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Still with the bog roll. If I do have a mild panic buy, it will be tinned and non perishable food.

Can't eat bog roll. Weird
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Margin_Walker wrote:Still with the bog roll. If I do have a mild panic buy, it will be tinned and non perishable food.

Can't eat bog roll. Weird
How long do you reckon you’d last if it came to proper food shortages?
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Duff Paddy wrote:They call it panic buying but there’s no panic. Just a bunch of hysterical people
So it's not panic but it's panic.
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I bought 6 200g bars of Cadburys Dairy Milk on special offer at Tesco.

(Honestly they're for my wife, I don't eat chocolate! They should cover her until Monday.)
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AND-y wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:They call it panic buying but there’s no panic. Just a bunch of hysterical people
So it's not panic but it's panic.
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What the f-ck is the obsession with toilet paper???

Even in the aboslute worst case possible imaginable scenario, you could still just wash your crack in the shower. You'd think dried and canned foods and medicine would be first on the list for those who are really panicked.

I heard on the grapevine that the reason is that they ran out of loo paper early in Wuhan and there was shit everywhere, and all the Chinese people there told their relatives abroad, "make sure you stock up on toilet paper". In Australia, where we have a large Chinese population, this resulted in a lot of Chinese people rushing out the supermarket and buying trolleys full of toilet paper. Other Australians witnessed this and thought, "well they must know what they're doing!" and followed the example. This hysteria was shared widely on social media and it seems the rest of the world are now copying it (even though it was largely mocked). From there it's just supply and demand, Toilet paper became a commodity, albeit a largely useless one.

But no, nobody's panicking. No need to call for calm.
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lilyw wrote:I bought 6 200g bars of Cadburys Dairy Milk on special offer at Tesco.

(Honestly they're for my wife, I don't eat chocolate! They should cover her until Monday.)
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backrow wrote:
lilyw wrote:I bought 6 200g bars of Cadburys Dairy Milk on special offer at Tesco.

(Honestly they're for my wife, I don't eat chocolate! They should cover her until Monday.)
wont' lie, not the first Milf covered in 6 chocolate bars* internet post I've seen
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Margin_Walker wrote:Still with the bog roll. If I do have a mild panic buy, it will be tinned and non perishable food.

Can't eat bog roll. Weird
How long do you reckon you’d last if it came to proper food shortages?
Not long if it was prolonged, I guess.

I'm a pretty shit prepper though. Too self conscious to be seen obviously hording.
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The government tell everybody not to gather in crowds and maintain a distance from each other and everybody piles into their local supermarket :?
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You wouldn't know anything is happening here in West Wales (not for the first time though).
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rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
Bog roll, kitchen towel, paracetamol/neurofen, pasta all missing fdrom the shelves in my local Sainsbury. My daughter reports the same in Tescos the other side of town :x
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rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
Ashamed? No, prepared? Yes.

Often the lack of foresight will manifest as anger towards others with foresight.
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I haven't been panic buying, but I have bought larger quantities of stuff that I'd normally be buying anyway.
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Nolanator wrote:I haven't been panic buying, but I have bought larger quantities of stuff that I'd normally be buying anyway.
Yep no panic here either, the panic buying for others will happen soon.
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I did my panic buying last weekend. I'm set!

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Friend was telling me he was in a supermarket this morning, and there was absolutely no soap. Then a member of staff bought-out a pack of liquid soap bottles, he thinks about 24 bottles.

As he put them on the shelf 2 "ladies" all but fought over them and ended up with all the bottles in their shopping trolleys :(
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Phredd wrote:Friend was telling me he was in a supermarket this morning, and there was absolutely no soap. Then a member of staff bought-out a pack of liquid soap bottles, he thinks about 24 bottles.

As he put them on the shelf 2 "ladies" all but fought over them and ended up with all the bottles in their shopping trolleys :(
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Dog eat dog world out there.
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Mog The Almighty wrote:What the f-ck is the obsession with toilet paper???

Even in the aboslute worst case possible imaginable scenario, you could still just wash your crack in the shower. You'd think dried and canned foods and medicine would be first on the list for those who are really panicked.

I heard on the grapevine that the reason is that they ran out of loo paper early in Wuhan and there was shit everywhere, and all the Chinese people there told their relatives abroad, "make sure you stock up on toilet paper". In Australia, where we have a large Chinese population, this resulted in a lot of Chinese people rushing out the supermarket and buying trolleys full of toilet paper. Other Australians witnessed this and thought, "well they must know what they're doing!" and followed the example. This hysteria was shared widely on social media and it seems the rest of the world are now copying it (even though it was largely mocked). From there it's just supply and demand, Toilet paper became a commodity, albeit a largely useless one.

But no, nobody's panicking. No need to call for calm.
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You'll have to do what we Muslims do, and wash your arse after each poop.
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Mog The Almighty wrote:
Phredd wrote:Friend was telling me he was in a supermarket this morning, and there was absolutely no soap. Then a member of staff bought-out a pack of liquid soap bottles, he thinks about 24 bottles.

As he put them on the shelf 2 "ladies" all but fought over them and ended up with all the bottles in their shopping trolleys :(
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won't lie, not the first time I've seen chicks fighting over liquid soap
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rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
There hasn't been any in my area for a week. I'm having to borrow bog roll off friends.
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dinsdale wrote:
rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
There hasn't been any in my area for a week. I'm having to borrow bog roll off friends.
Seriously??

Wtf is going on down your way? There's plenty around here. I'll swap you for some Belgian beer
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rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
Did a bit this evening. It’s like last minute Christmas shopping.
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There’s still loads of bog roll I’m my local shop. :thumbup:
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Everybody in work thinks I’m pregnant but I’m just stealing industrial sized rolls.
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Plato'sCave wrote:There’s still loads of bog roll I’m my local shop. :thumbup:
La di da to you.
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YOYO wrote:
Plato'sCave wrote:There’s still loads of bog roll I’m my local shop. :thumbup:
La di da to you.
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happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
There hasn't been any in my area for a week. I'm having to borrow bog roll off friends.
Seriously??

Wtf is going on down your way? There's plenty around here. I'll swap you for some Belgian beer
Yup, seriously.

I think it's possible I underestimated the sheer stupidity of some people in my neighbourhood. Tomorrow I might be forced to get the car out and go further afield.

If I don't find any, how about a bottle of St Bernardus per roll :lol:
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dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
There hasn't been any in my area for a week. I'm having to borrow bog roll off friends.
Seriously??

Wtf is going on down your way? There's plenty around here. I'll swap you for some Belgian beer
Yup, seriously.

I think it's possible I underestimated the sheer stupidity of some people in my neighbourhood. Tomorrow I might be forced to get the car out and go further afield.

If I don't find any, how about a bottle of St Bernardus per roll :lol:
I hope you have a lot of st bernadus!
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Bought a 4 pack of Heinz Baked Beans.
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YOYO wrote:
Plato'sCave wrote:There’s still loads of bog roll I’m my local shop. :thumbup:
La di da to you.
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Had an extra glass of wine and a dessert at lunch just now to fatten myself up for the imminent lean days.
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Plenty of important stuff in Aldi earlier, i.e. booze, crisps etc
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happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
rageagainstthemachine wrote:Stop it ye cnuts! The supermarkets are a disgrace. People should be ashamed of themselves. I just want some bog roll. :x
There hasn't been any in my area for a week. I'm having to borrow bog roll off friends.
Seriously??

Wtf is going on down your way? There's plenty around here. I'll swap you for some Belgian beer
Yup, seriously.

I think it's possible I underestimated the sheer stupidity of some people in my neighbourhood. Tomorrow I might be forced to get the car out and go further afield.

If I don't find any, how about a bottle of St Bernardus per roll :lol:
I hope you have a lot of st bernadus!
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