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Hope This Hits Hard On Panic Buyers, Hoarders.

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by mike-carter, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. mike-carter

    mike-carter Major Poster

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    Watching the BBC news today and saw this.
    This should bring it on home to those that are panic buying/hoarding foodstuffs and sanitary ware.

    This young lady is a nurse, they work long unsociable hours and their dedication to duty knows no bound.
    I felt immensely sorry for her.
    Hope some hoarder on here feels comfortable after seeing this.

    www.bbc.co.uk › news › uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-51966337
     
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    Rossiwelsh Busy Member

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    Totally agree with you I too watched that this morning and I felt so sorry for her but unfortunately I don’t think it will stop the hoarders there are a lot of selfish people about that only care about themselves.
     
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    Yes, it won't stop. I went to the supermarket yesterday, wanted milk and eggs especially, nothing, shelves totally stripped, two other shops exactly the same.
    I hope these hoarders choke on their stuff.
     
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    Humans are THE most stupid, arrogant and selfish species on the planet, bar none.
     
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    RedKen Me head's a shed.

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    The ones stripping the shelves are impervious to anything like this. Nothing anyone says or does will alter their behaviour. I keep hearing and seeing all this about empty shelves, but have yet to really experience it. I must be using the shops that don't attract the hoarders. I think they (hoarders) mainly ravage the big supermarkets in their "one stop shop" worlds. To shop anywhere else is out of their safety zones.
     
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    That's because Humans are the only species on this planet that can be arrogant, stupid and selfish and cruel. It is part of our nature.
     
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    Ah, you added cruel to my list, thanks. :thumb:
    Domestic cats can be cruel, very cruel. :mad:
     
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    It's strange, we went to tescos yesterday around 10 and got everything on our list.

    Dave
     
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    My wife found some toilet rolls at a local supermarket. As we were running low, she bought two packs of 9 rolls. This still left plenty on the shelf. As my wife was leaving the shop she was verbally abused by a couple of old pillocks, who accused her of being selfish and buying more than she needs. What they didn't know was that my wife was also shopping for our daughter, who is unable to get to the shops due to health issues, and half the shopping was for her!
     
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    All nhs workers really need government to step in and have food allocated for them.
    They should not have to buy food tbh, they should have food etc provided for them.
     
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    Yes their our only hope of getting us through this Mike, but I don't think the hoarders will give a FAC.
     
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    My daughter shopping (trying) on Saturday with her husband for his father, and for the wife and me, and for their 14, 17 year old's Shaunj . Yes some people don't THINK.
     
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    Tricky one though - where would you draw the line - what about other critical public services such as water, electric and gas supply? Plenty of workers there who could be considered to be in the same category. A loss of of water and/or electric supply would affect a lot of people very rapidly.
     
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    I think all this panic buying and hoarding b0110ck5 illustrates just how much the big supermarkets have fooked us all over.

    If there was no such thing as mega size out of town super-duper-markets and local produce was still sold locally via local shops then our buying habits would not have been forced into big weekly 2 weekly or even monthly mega shops and we would still be nipping out and picking up the essentials from the local shops every day or 2 with no real drama I think.
     
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    Interesting to see the Government list of essential workers includes media and reporters. I can understand the need for public service broadcasting but I wonder how this classification will be stretched by those in the industry to include all the political commentators and self-appointed celebrity know-alls (I'll refrain from calling them pundits as their expertise is often zero).
     
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    Completely agree with you Mike, unfortunately the kind of people that are doing it have absolutely no compassion for anyone else nor any feelings of remorse, they're just self serving a***holes!
    My sister is a district nurse so i know how hard they have to work and they deserve more repsect for the effort they put in, i think the government should start some sort of special scheme or shop opening times for workers on the front line
     
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    I'm on the bus to Norfolk.:D:D Glad you've got what you need.:up:
     
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    Special opening hours appear to be a major fail unfortunately. The wife's parents are in their late 70s and tried the 'pensioners only' first hour at their local Sainsbury's yesterday morning. Couldn't even get in the car park! Queue onto the road and back to the roundabout - worse than the worst Xmas shopping rush and 10 times worse than before the special opening times were advertised!

    They drove from Durham to Hexham and found the more rural M&S there far quieter.

    I fear a lot of clueless knobhead desk pilots coming up with utter w4nk ideas at the moment. :down::D
     
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    Norfolk 'n' chance ?

    Hopefully not! :D:D:D
     
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    More is the pity Oeddy.
     
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