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I'm hoping to burn off my love handles, two weeks should do it
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Was at the supermarket last night and walking out watched security removing an 18 pack from someone who had shoplifted it, I mean seriously, of all the things to try and shoplift in these uncertain times.
For clarity she had gone through the self service check out and not trying to hide it under her jumper or anything
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ZappaMan wrote:Had an extra glass of wine and a dessert at lunch just now to fatten myself up for the imminent lean days.
:lol:
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My motel room on Monday was a family unit with 2 bedrooms and enough bog role to cover 4 people. Was tempting to put one or two in my bag... until I remembered that my local supermarket has loads of the stuff and that my wife has kept us stocked up with about 3 months supply of just about everything ever since the Christchurch earthquakes.

Still, a good excuse to by more beer on the way home tonight.
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ChipSpike wrote:You wouldn't know anything is happening here in West Wales (not for the first time though).
be about another 30 years until it reaches West Wales
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blindcider wrote:
ChipSpike wrote:You wouldn't know anything is happening here in West Wales (not for the first time though).
be about another 30 years until it reaches West Wales
Just after they get broadband, one presumes.
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Keith wrote:
blindcider wrote:
ChipSpike wrote:You wouldn't know anything is happening here in West Wales (not for the first time though).
be about another 30 years until it reaches West Wales
Just after they get broadband, one presumes.
Steady on, they’ve got the Black Death to through before all that.
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Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it
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Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it
They're just the dumb people.
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Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it
where are you?
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Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it

Sainsbury's tonight was very quiet and extremely normal to be honest.
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Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it
I'm with you Winnie. I went last night and it was a bit eerie with empty shelves blah blah. Said I would pop down to SuperValu and Tesco for the rest today and walked into armageddon. I have never seen crowds like it including Christmas Eve. It was utterly mental. A funny moment was meeting a blond women at the start and she goes 'people are mad aren't they. The shops won't close!!' She laughed and headed off. As I was finishing I saw her arguing with one of the staff on the other side over the lack of flour. She took ten minutes to be broken
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Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it
After the initial panic of today and probably tomorrow, it'll settle down. Us Irish are great at the mad initial over-reaction followed by a "rolling up the sleeves" attitude and getting on with it.
It's not like it's snowing! Then we'd be rightly fcuked :lol:
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Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it

Every shop I’ve done has been completely normal except for the cheap pasta being sold out. Not one fight nothing.
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Not panic buying myself, but I made sure I did a big 1 month shop before all the other idiots start to panic buy :nod:
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Actually I noticed this evening and it was pointed out by work colleagues earlier that wholemeal pasta was still available.
Even when faced with dire situations, people still won't eat healthier stuff.
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Supermarket close by looks busy but it's no busier than normal for Thursday evening though.


Give quarantine/lockdown a couple of weeks and serious cabin fever is going to take hold for many people.
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bimboman wrote:
Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it

Every shop I’ve done has been completely normal except for the cheap pasta being sold out. Not one fight nothing.
Let’s be honest
If someone posted on here that it was the month of March you would find a way to disagree with them
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Winnie wrote:
bimboman wrote:
Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it

Every shop I’ve done has been completely normal except for the cheap pasta being sold out. Not one fight nothing.
Let’s be honest
If someone posted on here that it was the month of March you would find a way to disagree with them

He really is a rather pathetic individual. What a fulfilling life be must lead
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Leinsterman wrote:
Winnie wrote:
bimboman wrote:
Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it

Every shop I’ve done has been completely normal except for the cheap pasta being sold out. Not one fight nothing.
Let’s be honest
If someone posted on here that it was the month of March you would find a way to disagree with them

He really is a rather pathetic individual. What a fulfilling life be must lead
He'll tell you how amazing it is in 5,4...
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"amazing"
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Supply chains are getting severely tested, there is only so much you can gear up for. Fortunately a lot of companies have a lot of stock in their chains because of Brexit and the hard Brexit that never was
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Leinsterman wrote:
Winnie wrote:Just been to a supermarket to get a couple of things
Dear god its frightening
People are so selfish, if the shit really goes down this place is fûcked
Society is only ever holding on by its finger nails by the looks of it
After the initial panic of today and probably tomorrow, it'll settle down. Us Irish are great at the mad initial over-reaction followed by a "rolling up the sleeves" attitude and getting on with it.
It's not like it's snowing! Then we'd be rightly fcuked :lol:
If it was snowing people wouldn't be queuing to buy everything in Lidl, they'd demolish it with a JCB.
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paynie wrote:Not panic buying myself, but I made sure I did a big 1 month shop before all the other idiots start to panic buy :nod:

But that’s what everyone thinks they are doing ... :lol: :lol:
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Plato'sCave wrote:
YOYO wrote:
Plato'sCave wrote:There’s still loads of bog roll I’m my local shop. :thumbup:
La di da to you.
A glorious and plentiful mountain bounty of soft, quilted, toilety silk.
Well done Plato's Cave,very Dylan Thomas like.
Rolls off the tongue wonderfully, Organ Morgan would approve.
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On the evidence of apparently the largest Sainsburys in Britain the answer is fecking everyone :? Almost bare shelves - madness
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Openside wrote:On the evidence of apparently the largest Sainsburys in Britain the answer is declined everyone :? Almost bare shelves - madness
Mine are fine, slightly bare in places yesterday though.
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DrSnow wrote:
Openside wrote:On the evidence of apparently the largest Sainsburys in Britain the answer is declined everyone :? Almost bare shelves - madness
Mine are fine, slightly bare in places yesterday though.
This was at 18:30 but still...
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I might go and indulge in a spot of it this PM
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jambanja wrote:I might go and indulge in a spot of it this PM
Every man for himself, its a capitalist world, go freely without guilt and hoard the lot, it’s not illegal.
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Stocked up on soap, beer and whisky. Heaps of food in the pantry

Just hope it's to cover a general isolation and not ...
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Plato'sCave wrote:
jambanja wrote:I might go and indulge in a spot of it this PM
Every man for himself, its a capitalist world, go freely without guilt and hoard the lot, it’s not illegal.
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jambanja wrote:
Plato'sCave wrote:
jambanja wrote:I might go and indulge in a spot of it this PM
Every man for himself, its a capitalist world, go freely without guilt and hoard the lot, it’s not illegal.
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Hamsterkaufen...
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I'm fucked, I shop every couple of days and eat out for lunch ... I probably have less than 24 hours of food in the house and don't have any of the normal staples like pasta/rice etc because I don't eat that stuff.

Hmmm, maybe I should head out and by some of those chunky can soups as a just in case.
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UncleFB wrote:I'm fucked, I shop every couple of days and eat out for lunch ... I probably have less than 24 hours of food in the house and don't have any of the normal staples like pasta/rice etc because I don't eat that stuff.

Hmmm, maybe I should head out and by some of those chunky can soups as a just in case.
You'll need about 60 to keep you alive for a month.
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jambanja wrote:I might go and indulge in a spot of it this PM
I'm panic buying like mad. Not that I'm panicking, i just like to join in.
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koroke hangareka wrote:
jambanja wrote:I might go and indulge in a spot of it this PM
I'm panic buying like mad. Not that I'm panicking, i just like to join in.
Just back from my panic buy, not a lot to say really, 4 tins of this 6 tins of that 4 of another, nothing i wouldn't usually buy...well that's not entirely true, I can't remember ever buying tinned green beans before.
I might do some more later, mince was on special so may pick up a bit more of that for the freezer.
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UncleFB wrote:I'm fucked, I shop every couple of days and eat out for lunch ... I probably have less than 24 hours of food in the house and don't have any of the normal staples like pasta/rice etc because I don't eat that stuff.

Hmmm, maybe I should head out and by some of those chunky can soups as a just in case.
It's interesting because the wife and I don't either, but we agreed that we would probably get some for the earthquake/tsunami box because, well beggars can't be choosers.
Haven't actually bought any yet but at least we've decided that we will...when we get round to it
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FFS supermarket is even out of decent tuna.
All they had was the really rubbish stuff.

No pasta/ no rice (apart from the boil in a bag stuff)
Even the breakfast cereal shelves were nearly empty.

This was at midnight.
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