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1 hour ago, Mister Gee said:

Went to Asda over an hour ago and it was fine with five people outside before me. They’ve got a good system in place which involves going down each aisle in order and going around again if you forget anything. I thanked a few members of staff for what they were doing. I feel a bit sorry for Chris Beech, it’s virtually impossible to put a system in place in his shop due to the layout. It was nice to see his old namesake back behind the counter today.

Yes I saw in one branch black tape in form of arrows directing shoppers- but not easy to follow or implement 100%

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Went to Morrisons on Thursday evening, Ecclesfield, straight in got me beer allowance....then went to Asda to top up, big queues at Asda so didn't bother.

Just done the same, Morrison's massive queue right round the car pk, didn't bother.. thought I'll have a look at Asda, would you believe it straight in and out.. exact opposite to last night :huh:

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4 hours ago, Mister Gee said:

 it’s virtually impossible to put a system in place in his shop due to the layout. 

 

This is the basic problem with most any retail store.  They're not setup to be spacious, thats just wasted money.  

The larger the store the more the council will charge you rates, so the more customers you need through the door.

 

Now they're trying to intentionally limit the number of customers, it creates a queue to get in, as people just expect to walk in the place regardless.

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9 hours ago, Mister Gee said:

Seems to have got a bit hectic again. People queuing outside Asda in Walkley around the corner onto Highton Street up to Orchard road. Also queuing outside Beeches.

That’s there system for getting people in and out - not panic buying. They’re doing a good job there by all accounts.

 

i can’t face queuing to go in a supermarket - feel daft but my anxiety levels through roof - only cos personally I suffer a bit from that kind of thing and anything out of the ordinary makes me go daft. My issue.

 

just go local mini supermarket - in and out and back home. 

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9 minutes ago, makapaka said:

That’s there system for getting people in and out - not panic buying. They’re doing a good job there by all accounts.

 

i can’t face queuing to go in a supermarket - feel daft but my anxiety levels through roof - only cos personally I suffer a bit from that kind of thing and anything out of the ordinary makes me go daft. My issue.

 

just go local mini supermarket - in and out and back home. 

My local co-op was business as usual last weekend but I haven’t been out this week to see if it’s still like that. The whole queuing thing looks odd to me - somewhere between soviet bread queues and a disaster film/distopian future.  I’m going to try and manage  with the delivery’s I’ve got booked in.

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1 hour ago, tinfoilhat said:

My local co-op was business as usual last weekend but I haven’t been out this week to see if it’s still like that. The whole queuing thing looks odd to me - somewhere between soviet bread queues and a disaster film/distopian future.  I’m going to try and manage  with the delivery’s I’ve got booked in.

That’s me mate. See shop with all people holding a trolley with masks on and think - I’ll be alright for another day or 5

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4 hours ago, makapaka said:

That’s there system for getting people in and out - not panic buying. They’re doing a good job there by all accounts.

 

i can’t face queuing to go in a supermarket - feel daft but my anxiety levels through roof - only cos personally I suffer a bit from that kind of thing and anything out of the ordinary makes me go daft. My issue.

 

just go local mini supermarket - in and out and back home. 

Actually it's many other people's issue as well. Many autistic people cannot deal with queues and, especially for those who are socially isolated, and they are not able to buy food. This will worsen as the govt increase restrictions on how long a person can be outdoors for. Yesterday it took me 3 hours to buy a few basics by walking to supermarkets, seeing the queues, walking to the next supermarket etc. I ended up in town before I found one without a queue.

Then of course, you're restricted to 2 or 3 items. 

These measures will and are affecting many autistic people disproportionately, having profound consequences on their mental health. High functioning autistic people had a 9 times higher rate of suicidality before the coronavirus measures, it is scary to think of what is going to happen now.

The alternatives that are suitable for most of the population such as family helping out, or using delivery services, are not workable for many socially isolated autistic people who are unable to deal with telephones. email, internet etc.

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Went to Tesco Leytonstone today. Had to que to get in but didn't have wait too long.  Was nice and calm inside everybody was just quietly walking around getting there items. Didn't see anyone complaining and everyone was trying keep a safe distance between each other.

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Well what a surprise, no one saw this coming did they, apart from the people that didn't go out panic buying because they knew that you can only freeze so much of your food so no point buying it if it will be thrown away. 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/outrage-as-bins-overflow-with-brits-out-of-date-food-bought-in-coronavirus-panic/ar-BB11QPyP?ocid=spartandhp

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Let's hope the government takes note about  panick bying and bring in new rules holding shops responsible who are after a quick buck It's the shops that should clamp down limiting goods 

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40 minutes ago, iansheff said:

Well what a surprise, no one saw this coming did they, apart from the people that didn't go out panic buying because they knew that you can only freeze so much of your food so no point buying it if it will be thrown away. 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/coronavirus/outrage-as-bins-overflow-with-brits-out-of-date-food-bought-in-coronavirus-panic/ar-BB11QPyP?ocid=spartandhp

That's terrible and shame on the ppl who have binned all this food.

 

I'm sure it will be similar in other cities where like minded idiots stockpiled.

 

How the food banks could have done with some of this food or even to homeless.

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I have been putting off visiting Morrisons (Hillsborough), the sight of queues and empty shelves would be too depressing, that's why I been shopping (quite successfully it must be said) at smaller shops. However, this morning, I needed some stuff only Morrisons sells, I can report there were no queues, and minimal empty shelves. Is panic buying over now ? Thank Gawd.....

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