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41 minutes ago, jaffa1 said:

We must ask ECCO  where he shops obviously not where we shop.

I never got my John Smiths beer but there were plenty of lagers. UHT milk and powdered milk are not to be seen .

Well since you really want to know over the past two weeks I have done a combination of Morrisons, ASDA and the Co-op.

 

One shop was done at the weekend and the other two midweek.  

 

Yes I wasn't able to get every single product and every one of my preferred brands but I still walked out with a basket full of things to eat, things to drink and basic hygiene supplies.  In the wake of this obvious crisis and disruption the purpose of what I went for and got was exactly what I needed. 

 

Some food, some drink and some toiletries.   

 

When supplies start to run low next week I will do the same again and if unfortunately I cannot get the exact brand that I like I will find something else.

 

Can we stop these stupid dramatics.  We are not in Soviet Russia in the middle of the cold war.   

 

I really don't care whether you could get the beer that YOU wanted or that they had run out of powdered milk or sliced bread.  Find something else.  What's the problem?  

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Its a drama of Shakespearian proportions, shutting the pubs, unacceptable..

What am I going to do, pound to penny the supermarkets will have run out of beer tomorrow dinner.

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From what I was reading earlier this week I think I was supposed to self isolate for 12 weeks, i'm diabetic and immune suppressed, yesterday it was saying 14 days and now it just seems to be just saying social distancing which is easy as I think ive been doing that for the last 30 years or so.

 

An email today from my employer wanting me to sign a new contract of employment on Monday to reduce the working week, work overtime and weekends at a normal daily rate and take unpaid leave in periods of up to 4 weeks for the next 9 months.

 

starting to get a bit stressed.

 

On the good side I did manage to find a store today that had milk, first time in 6 days. :)

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2 hours ago, Delayed said:

Can you please stop with your UK bashing. 

Why do you continue posting on this forum when all you do is criticise?

Can you tell me what "UK bashing" there is in that post you quoted?

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1 hour ago, ECCOnoob said:

Well since you really want to know over the past two weeks I have done a combination of Morrisons, ASDA and the Co-op.

 

One shop was done at the weekend and the other two midweek.  

 

Yes I wasn't able to get every single product and every one of my preferred brands but I still walked out with a basket full of things to eat, things to drink and basic hygiene supplies.  In the wake of this obvious crisis and disruption the purpose of what I went for and got was exactly what I needed. 

 

Some food, some drink and some toiletries.   

 

When supplies start to run low next week I will do the same again and if unfortunately I cannot get the exact brand that I like I will find something else.

 

Can we stop these stupid dramatics.  We are not in Soviet Russia in the middle of the cold war.   

 

I really don't care whether you could get the beer that YOU wanted or that they had run out of powdered milk or sliced bread.  Find something else.  What's the problem?  

FFS.  The problem IS finding something else.

my daughter down in the West Country said her supermarket only had washing powder

 

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55 minutes ago, ECCOnoob said:

Well since you really want to know over the past two weeks I have done a combination of Morrisons, ASDA and the Co-op.

 

One shop was done at the weekend and the other two midweek.  

 

Yes I wasn't able to get every single product and every one of my preferred brands but I still walked out with a basket full of things to eat, things to drink and basic hygiene supplies.  In the wake of this obvious crisis and disruption the purpose of what I went for and got was exactly what I needed. 

 

Some food, some drink and some toiletries.   

 

When supplies start to run low next week I will do the same again and if unfortunately I cannot get the exact brand that I like I will find something else.

 

Can we stop these stupid dramatics.  We are not in Soviet Russia in the middle of the cold war.   

 

I really don't care whether you could get the beer that YOU wanted or that they had run out of powdered milk or sliced bread.  Find something else.  What's the problem?  

Try winding this up ECCO  🕛  and not us.

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46 confirmed cases in Sheffield as of tonights figures. Let's see the figures this time next week.

 

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2 hours ago, Mister Gee said:

Absolutely the right move by the Tories today though, turning to socialism when free market capitalism doesn’t have an answer to a global crisis. 

For most people, co-operation is always better than competition.  At times like these, co-operation is the only option for everybody.

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3 hours ago, Anna B said:

I agree, but at the moment people do not seem to be taking it seriously enough, and a lot of that is down to poor media coverage. Also our statistics are badly skewed because we are not testing for it

 

It's been emphasised that most people will only have a mild dose, but even that can knock you off your feet and leave you weak as a kitten for a long while.  And it will be a lot worse for many. And fatal for some.

Is it because it's assumed that most of those will be elderly, and people have an 'I'm all right Jack' mentality?

 

It's important to take as much care as possible not to get it for the sake of everybody else, and I don't think this point has been driven home enough. 

 

Watching Channel 5's news at 5pm, the newsreader, Claudia-Liza Armah, ended the programme with what looked like her own personal view on what's happening. 

 

Interesting comment on social distancing, which I thought was very good & obviously aimed at today's call to close many establishments & those who don't appear to be heeding such a message.  She said treat others as if YOU already have Coronavirus. 

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1 minute ago, CaptainSwing said:

For most people, co-operation is always better than competition.  At times like these, co-operation is the only option for everybody.

Amen brother.

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I am not winding anyone up.   I'm just trying to get some perspective on the whole sorry madness.

 

Some sort of food, some sort of drink, some sort of hygiene.   That's it.  That is all that we NEED to be buying. 

 

Yes it's a great inconvenience for shops to be rationing or running out in this way.  Yes it's shocking for us modernised westerners used to having everything on tap available just as we like whenever we so choose.  Now we are suddenly getting a reality check.

 

I don't care if the shop your daughter went to only had soap powder left.   Firstly that's down to the moronic panic buyers in the first place and secondly do what everyone else does - go find somewhere else, try the corner shops, try garages, try other supermarkets if you need that desperately.

 

In the alternative one just has to wait and then try again the next time. 

 

There are generations before us who have survived through wars, rationing, mass strikes, power cuts and rocketing cost of living without creating the fuss and drama that we have - all just because our choice of supermarket and choice of products isnt instantly available on tap like we expect any more.

 

Good god there are countries around the world who live like that everyday.

 

I've said multiple times on this thread and will say again we need to get a grip.

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9 minutes ago, ECCOnoob said:

I am not winding anyone up.   I'm just trying to get some perspective on the whole sorry madness.

 

Some sort of food, some sort of drink, some sort of hygiene.   That's it.  That is all that we NEED to be buying. 

 

Yes it's a great inconvenience for shops to be rationing or running out in this way.  Yes it's shocking for us modernised westerners used to having everything on tap available just as we like whenever we so choose.  Now we are suddenly getting a reality check.

 

I don't care if the shop your daughter went to only had soap powder left.   Firstly that's down to the moronic panic buyers in the first place and secondly do what everyone else does - go find somewhere else, try the corner shops, try garages, try other supermarkets if you need that desperately.

 

In the alternative one just has to wait and then try again the next time. 

 

There are generations before us who have survived through wars, rationing, mass strikes, power cuts and rocketing cost of living without creating the fuss and drama that we have - all just because our choice of supermarket and choice of products isnt instantly available on tap like we expect any more.

 

Good god there are countries around the world who live like that everyday.

 

I've said multiple times on this thread and will say again we need to get a grip.

Indeed there is, and maybe this crisis will bring home to people that hunger isn't caused by famine so much as by economic factors, many of which have been brought upon them by the greed of others especially those in the West.

 

Boris says there's enough food for all. There probably is, but unless he gets a grip inflation will make it unaffordable.

 

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