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.
Perhaps they will introduce pasta and toilet rolls ration books?😊ReplyDelete
And armed guards patrolling the aislesDelete
When I went to Canterbury last August somebody told me of a rough area in London that had a McDonald's with bouncers!ReplyDelete
Saint Patrick's Day is going to be fun tomorrow in Ireland with no pubs or restaurants open.
Have a Skype party 🍺😷💃🕺Delete
All our shelves are being restocked immediately. They even have pasta on special, as though we need incentive to buy.ReplyDelete
We are going to have a Skype party with our grandkids .
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!Delete
Have a good party 🕺💃😉
I'm dreading doing my weekly shop on Thursday.....ReplyDelete
Gpod luck! xxDelete
Things seem to be reverting to normal in our local supermarket - plenty of loo rolls today (but only in packs of 24!)ReplyDelete
Still none here and we don't even have the virus!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Ooh, there's a thought. Bunny pasta bake for dinner. Yum.Delete