Ooh Look, A Packet Of Pasta!

We went into our local small town this morning to do our usual weekly shop at the supermarket on the outskirts - (cannot face the Tesco in Douglas at the moment as don't want to get trampled underfoot by hordes of loo-roll grabbing, hysterical stockpilers).

The car park was unusually full when we arrived around 10:30. Not a good sign we thought.  Inside, however, was not as busy as we feared but there were quite a lot of the expected empty spaces on the shelves.  A lady shopper told me that people had been queueing up outside at 8:00 a.m. for the store to open.  We were able to buy our usual fruit, veg, milk, bread etc but could not find any pasta (which I am almost out of now) nor the little jars of pesto sauce or harissa that I like.

After putting our shopping into the boot, we walked down into the town centre to pay our annual house insurance and I had a look in the little Co-Op and the other small convenience store in the street.

I managed to find a jar of pesto sauce and  a lonely packet of pasta that obviously  nobody else wanted!  I felt sorry for it, so brought it home with me.



12 comments:

  1. Perhaps they will introduce pasta and toilet rolls ration books?๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. And armed guards patrolling the aisles

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  2. When I went to Canterbury last August somebody told me of a rough area in London that had a McDonald's with bouncers!

    Saint Patrick's Day is going to be fun tomorrow in Ireland with no pubs or restaurants open.

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    1. Have a Skype party ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ

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  3. All our shelves are being restocked immediately. They even have pasta on special, as though we need incentive to buy.
    We are going to have a Skype party with our grandkids .

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    1. We don't even have the virus over here yet but they are still panic buying. I even got a dirty look from another customer when she saw my one lonely packet in my basket!
      Have a good party ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. I'm dreading doing my weekly shop on Thursday.....
    xx

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  5. Things seem to be reverting to normal in our local supermarket - plenty of loo rolls today (but only in packs of 24!)

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    1. Still none here and we don't even have the virus!

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  6. You felt sorry for the lonely packet of pasta but you're still going to eat it! That's like feeling sorry for a bunny at the RSPCA shelter and then making rabbit stew for dinner!

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    1. Ooh, there's a thought. Bunny pasta bake for dinner. Yum.

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