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Just heard from a friend a bin man who said he was discusted  at all the waste food they've been shifting  on their rounds. Says it all doesn't  it, just think of the money they could have saved and  other members of the public that could have been fed.

I suggest all those with bulging  food cupboards  to take some to the food banks.

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10 minutes ago, jaffa1 said:

Just heard from a friend a bin man who said he was discusted  at all the waste food they've been shifting  on their rounds. Says it all doesn't  it, just think of the money they could have saved and  other members of the public that could have been fed.

I suggest all those with bulging  food cupboards  to take some to the food banks.

Like thats going to happen, the reason the cupboards are bulging in the first place is because the majority of these people are selfish,  so I cant see them givin owt away.   :suspect:

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10 minutes ago, jaffa1 said:

Just heard from a friend a bin man who said he was discusted  at all the waste food they've been shifting  on their rounds. Says it all doesn't  it, just think of the money they could have saved and  other members of the public that could have been fed.

I suggest all those with bulging  food cupboards  to take some to the food banks.

A lot of it is probably because people don't know how to cook properly. I've got a freezer full of leftover meals that will probably last me a month, store cupboard essentials can be padded out to make more than one meal. Yesterday I bought one sliced loaf, two pints of milk, 5 apples and a bag of satsumas, just stuff we'd run out of. The loaf went into the freezer.

 

I don't have a lot of fresh veg, but if I need some I'll just go and get whenever..no point buying twenty cauliflowers and letting them rot.

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i can't remember the exact details but I saw a picture on facebook yesterday of a supermarket in Scandinavia that had a sign under the toilet rolls saying something like buy 1 for £5.00 or buy 2 for £100.00

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2 minutes ago, jane2008 said:

i can't remember the exact details but I saw a picture on facebook yesterday of a supermarket in Scandinavia that had a sign under the toilet rolls saying something like buy 1 for £5.00 or buy 2 for £100.00

They were playing Poker somewhere, can't remember where.. but they were playing with toilet rolls as the stakes.

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4 hours ago, PRESLEY said:

Like thats going to happen, the reason the cupboards are bulging in the first place is because the majority of these people are selfish,  so I cant see them givin owt away.   :suspect:

Yeah your right, wishful  thinking.

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8 hours ago, Justin Smith said:

As I said earlier, the government could reduce this panic buying significantly if they announced that shopping for food (and the supply chain to the food shops) will not, under any circumstances, be disrupted. And they'd just be stating the obvious there because it cannot be disrupted almost no matter what the reason. We all have to eat, if we don't eat it won't be  a 1% death rate it'll be 100%.....

They did say this in not so many words on Saturday lunch time.

 

I'm guessing we may have panic buying again tomorrow after tonights announcement.

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Just now, Brooker11 said:

They did say this in not so many words on Saturday lunch time.

 

I'm guessing we may have panic buying again tomorrow after tonights announcement.

That might be why the announcement was at 8:30 and not 5pm.

 

That said I’ll wager a lot of the selfish panic buyers were selfishly heading to the coast this weekend.

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Just now, tinfoilhat said:

That might be why the announcement was at 8:30 and not 5pm.

 

That said I’ll wager a lot of the selfish panic buyers were selfishly heading to the coast this weekend.

I haven't queued in one supermarket or turned up at silly o clock, nor bought anything over and above what I would normally buy in  a weekly shop, we've eaten our usual freshly cooked meals each evening (all very god), had ample cleaning products and other essentials, I've had to substitute say a chicken dish for a pork one as chicken has not been readily available other than that its been business as usual, there really has been no need for this nonsense.

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Just now, Brooker11 said:

I haven't queued in one supermarket or turned up at silly o clock, nor bought anything over and above what I would normally buy in  a weekly shop, we've eaten our usual freshly cooked meals each evening (all very god), had ample cleaning products and other essentials, I've had to substitute say a chicken dish for a pork one as chicken has not been readily available other than that its been business as usual, there really has been no need for this nonsense.

My weekly delivery has been missing loads. 

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Just now, tinfoilhat said:

My weekly delivery has been missing loads. 

I've tended to use local shops for the last two weeks and been able to get 90% of my usual purchases.

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7 minutes ago, Brooker11 said:

I've tended to use local shops for the last two weeks and been able to get 90% of my usual purchases.

Aldi fare a bit better and co-op as well.

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