Late night shopping

Yep, we had this sussed. Got the timing right and there were few people and the shelves were being stocked with the latest delivery.
We’ve just got back.
Few people, tick.
Nothing to buy. WTF?????
No stock being put out double WTF?????

The shelves were stripped, the freezer cabinets practically empty save for ropey and dodgy looking goods that I wouldn’t touch with someone else’s barge pole.  Even the ice cream freezers were empty.
But you know what pissed me off most? Pork chops that were £1.89 last week were £3.89 this week and the single pack left was all fat.
There were some paper goods, tins, and dairy products, loads of crisps and pet foods, but bleaches, household cleaners, bread and most of the fresh produce, all gone.
We bought a pack of grapes (one of four remaining), 2 boxes of my cereal (hurrah, been out of stock for weeks), a packet of rice cakes, tub of multi-vitamins, and a packet of custard cream biscuits, total cost just over £5.

Need another change of strategy.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Late night shopping

  1. SarahC says:

    Well at least its not just us then over here. However our new home area is crazy but not the local store….well not yesterday😁

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Stores are stripped bare here too. I think it will settle down in a week or so — this is initial panic buying.

    • Ours has just started and I dread to think what the queues were like outside the supermarkets this morning. Being Sunday, we have reduced hours of opening, 10am to 4pm, so it could be a free for all. We’re keeping away.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        Yes, best to keep away. We have a couple of grocery chains who have online shopping/delivery. I will be doing that because standing in endless lines and then being in jam-packed stores and in lines to pay sort of defeats the purpose of social distancing. I have enough food to see me through about a week to 10 days and hopefully by then panic shopping will be done and I’ll be able to stock up again. Interesting times to say the least.

      • Our local co-op do a home delivery service, but their prices are expensive. However, the larger ones although not having a local store, do deliver here. We’ve seen them all, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury, Waitrose, M&S, so if we have to use their services, we will modify our shop accordingly to keep costs down. I’m pretty good at making meals from practically nothing. Good time to experiment, and help the diet along!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I agree. I am making soup and stew so I can freeze some and I have bought non-perishable items like pasta, rice, lentils and other beans and there are all kinds of meals I can make out of them.

  3. The Hook says:

    The world’s gone madder than ever…

  4. willowdot21 says:

    It absolutely stupid and horrible 💜

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