We met up with friends last night for a meal in our local hostelry.
Usually the weekends are very busy and it is often difficult to book a table for the eight of us.
Sunday night however, we were able to book for 7 p.m. with no problem. When we arrived there was only one other table taken, with just 3 customers.
We were there until 9:30 p.m. and only 2 other people came in during that time. The public bar at the back was empty all evening.
This morning we popped into our small local supermarket to buy milk, bread, eggs etc, just the usual weekly essentials. The shelves for toilet rolls, hand wash and disinfectant wipes were all empty. How absolutely ridiculous. The global madness of panic buying has even reached over here now.
Sheep and headless chickens come to mind.
I hope that you and your friends all sat a metre apart as instructed by The Blonde Fuhrer - Tubby Johnson.ReplyDelete
Well, we could have done. There was plenty of space as the place was almost empty.Delete
Can't say there is any difference in the shelves of supermarkets here in North Yorkshire but then Yorkshire folk have always been careful about parting with their hard earned money!ReplyDelete
Very sensible too! I must say that IOM folk have generally always been sensible too, so I am very surprised to see that some have followed the hype and joined the mad scramble to stockpile.Delete
Glad you got out and had a good time. Hope you can do it again next week and there are still a few others following suit. You don't want to rattle about in an empty hostelry.ReplyDelete
Still no panic here.
We should make a point of going out and supporting our local businesses. I don't know if they managed to cover their wages bill last night!Delete
They've started cancelling the Saint Patrick's Day Parades over here and our local Lidl had sold all its hand sanitiser yesterday. The world's gone mad.ReplyDelete
It would be funny if it wasn't so unbelievably stupid.Delete
Part of my response to your comment on my post: "Sunday evening. Table booked with about one hours notice. Only two other tables occupied.ReplyDelete
It was so unusual. It certainly felt quite eerie.Delete
None of the supermarket shelves for any of the 'essentials' have been emptied here on Lewis. Oddly, yesterday, I needed my usual toilet roll pack. I picked it up and, with my other shopping, I went to the check-out. Oddly I felt just slightly guilty that I was buying toilet rolls.ReplyDelete
I know. We still have enough left for another week or so. I hope that the panic has died down by then or we shall probably feel the same way. That's if we can find any.Delete
It's madness isn't it? I was in Lidl today and they had only small packs of loo roll left; the larger packs were "all sold out"! Our local branch of Savers has a huge sign in the window "We have no hand gel/sanitiser".ReplyDelete
It certainly is madness.Delete