Panic buying, hoarding

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby rjb » 23 Mar 2020, 5:05pm

Vorpal wrote:
carpetcleaner wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Likely they shall be released as soon as normality returns :?


Probably. Is it worth taking the risk of doing such a job for a low wage for a few months?


I would think that both are relatively low risk.

They can drive to the delivery location, and open the vehicles, then retreat to the cab, whilst the supermarket personnel remove the goods. The paperwork can done electronically, the delivery recorded on camera, and when the supermarket personnel have removed their goods, the driver can close the vehicle again and depart. That's what I gather they are doing in Norway. Most supermarkets in the UK could implement something like that.

Warehouse work should be feasible under social distancing?


If they deliver to Lidl or Aldi they have to unload the lorry themselves by all accounts.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39275186 :(

Thats given me an idea, can i get them to deliver to my door instead and cut out the middle man. :lol:
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby rjb » 23 Mar 2020, 5:26pm

Mick F wrote:We've been panic buying milk.
We bought a 4pt bottle and there's only two of us here.


local farmers are installing vending machines so you can fill up at the farm, just bring your own bottle.
https://themilkstationcompany.co.uk/
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby 661-Pete » 23 Mar 2020, 5:34pm

rjb wrote:local farmers are installing vending machines so you can fill up at the farm, just bring your own bottle.
https://themilkstationcompany.co.uk/
Pardon my ignorance about country matters, but isn't there a thing called a cow? And can't you get your milk direct from her - provided you bring a bottle? :lol:
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Mike Sales » 23 Mar 2020, 5:39pm

661-Pete wrote:Pardon my ignorance about country matters, but isn't there a thing called a cow? And can't you get your milk direct from her - provided you bring a bottle? :lol:


Extracting milk from a cow is a skill which has to be learned; I could do it when my years were numbered in single digits, but that was a long time ago, and I'm not sure I could still do it.
We lived on a remote island and kept a cow. She was called Sabrina, for reasons which were obscure to me at the time.
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Sabrina, Norma Ann Sykes, D.Litt (Hon) was the voluptuous British Stockport lass who became Sabrina and accomplished above the hips what Elvis accomplished below.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 23 Mar 2020, 7:07pm

The poop Tool

https://thepooptool.com/

or do you really need those 40 bog rolls you just bought?

I dont think it is very reliable as some cheap rolls use tissue so thin you need 3 or 4 to avoid wiping your hands in excrement, but there you are

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby 661-Pete » 23 Mar 2020, 7:46pm

Mike Sales wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Pardon my ignorance about country matters, but isn't there a thing called a cow? And can't you get your milk direct from her - provided you bring a bottle? :lol:


Extracting milk from a cow is a skill which has to be learned; I could do it when my years were numbered in single digits, but that was a long time ago, and I'm not sure I could still do it.
I was having a larf, of course!

I've never tried milking a cow myself, but I've seen it done - by hand that is. I believe you've got to establish some sort of rapport with her - to persuade her to part with her milk. Just grabbing the teats and tugging ain't enough.

How milking machines achieve that, I really don't know. But I suppose the cows get used to them....

We're way off topic, I admit. But then - panic buying doesn't really have a lot to do with pandemics...
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Oldjohnw » 23 Mar 2020, 8:01pm

661-Pete wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Pardon my ignorance about country matters, but isn't there a thing called a cow? And can't you get your milk direct from her - provided you bring a bottle? :lol:


Extracting milk from a cow is a skill which has to be learned; I could do it when my years were numbered in single digits, but that was a long time ago, and I'm not sure I could still do it.
I was having a larf, of course!

I've never tried milking a cow myself, but I've seen it done - by hand that is. I believe you've got to establish some sort of rapport with her - to persuade her to part with her milk. Just grabbing the teats and tugging ain't enough.

How milking machines achieve that, I really don't know. But I suppose the cows get used to them....

We're way off topic, I admit. But then - panic buying doesn't really have a lot to do with pandemics...


For many years I used to keep goats and milked them. My son would have been about 7 before he tasted cow's milk.
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby djnotts » 23 Mar 2020, 9:14pm

With new restrictions hoarders don't look so stupid. Wish I'd bought some more food - and a freezer!

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby kwackers » 23 Mar 2020, 9:17pm

djnotts wrote:With new restrictions hoarders don't look so stupid. Wish I'd bought some more food - and a freezer!

Loads in our local shop.
Obviously you risk catching something but surely you just need one decent sized shop every couple of weeks.
There are limits on the number of individual items but no limits on the total items so variety is the spice of life!

(Think home deliveries are still a thing, in fact they'd make by far the most sense. Might have to book in advance though)

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby djnotts » 23 Mar 2020, 9:21pm

kwackers wrote:
djnotts wrote:With new restrictions hoarders don't look so stupid. Wish I'd bought some more food - and a freezer!

Loads in our local shop.
Obviously you risk catching something but surely you just need one decent sized shop every couple of weeks.
There are limits on the number of individual items but no limits on the total items so variety is the spice of life!

(Think home deliveries are still a thing, in fact they'd make by far the most sense. Might have to book in advance though)


I can't carry 2 weeks essentials in 1 trip!

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby pete75 » 23 Mar 2020, 9:24pm

661-Pete wrote:
rjb wrote:local farmers are installing vending machines so you can fill up at the farm, just bring your own bottle.
https://themilkstationcompany.co.uk/
Pardon my ignorance about country matters, but isn't there a thing called a cow? And can't you get your milk direct from her - provided you bring a bottle? :lol:

All commercially farmed cows are milked by machines in milking parlours. The vending machines will be selling milk from them.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby 661-Pete » 23 Mar 2020, 10:00pm

pete75 wrote:
661-Pete wrote:
rjb wrote:local farmers are installing vending machines so you can fill up at the farm, just bring your own bottle.
https://themilkstationcompany.co.uk/
Pardon my ignorance about country matters, but isn't there a thing called a cow? And can't you get your milk direct from her - provided you bring a bottle? :lol:

All commercially farmed cows are milked by machines in milking parlours. The vending machines will be selling milk from them.
Read my post above :lol: !
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby pete75 » 23 Mar 2020, 10:03pm

661-Pete wrote:
pete75 wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Pardon my ignorance about country matters, but isn't there a thing called a cow? And can't you get your milk direct from her - provided you bring a bottle? :lol:

All commercially farmed cows are milked by machines in milking parlours. The vending machines will be selling milk from them.
Read my post above :lol: !

I have done and I've pardoned your ignorance about country matters.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby peetee » 23 Mar 2020, 10:07pm

djnotts wrote:With new restrictions hoarders don't look so stupid. Wish I'd bought some more food - and a freezer!


They are greedy and selfish and Putting other people at greater risk by forcing them to make repeat trips to shops just to find the essentials. FYI there is no curfew on leaving home to shop for food.
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby djnotts » 23 Mar 2020, 10:40pm

Think there is/will be for the "shielded" category being notified this week.