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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 4:42pm
by mercalia
mjr wrote:
mercalia wrote:seems like the hoarding has started due to Lockdown II, the sequel ( cumming soon to your local cinema), with people buying up all the turkeys they can get their greedy mitts on.

Yep. Bizarre combination of empty shelves at the shops this market day. Some things I'd expect (there's a run on bog roll again despite covid not causing the squits! And yeast has gone missing again) but others are just a bit odd, such as coconut milk and several types of fruit'n'nut chocolate: has Trump called them miracle cures this week?


well the touch stone of things to come is a) there are no baked beans or nearly sold out.

For some reason my lidl had been getting in supplies of bread yeast week in week out - thats now all gone and the white bread flour just a few left whereas there had alwayd been a healthy supply the last few weeks. I went to Tescos and got 4 pkts of whole meal flour as I found a white/whole meal mix is the nest combination if you want the bread to last a few days & still keep the price down - their own brand is £1.10 and they also had some locally milled stuff for £1.30 Wrights located at Ponders End, Middlesex, London, using wheat from Essex. So I bought a couple .

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Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 6:10pm
by Oldjohnw
They said "Go back to work" and people did and they said "You idiots. Stay home"

They said "Go to the pub and we'll even pay you to eat out" and then they said "You idiots, why are you going to the pub and eating out?"

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 6:35pm
by Jdsk
Oldjohnw wrote:They said "Go back to work" and people did and they said "You idiots. Stay home"

They said "Go to the pub and we'll even pay you to eat out" and then they said "You idiots, why are you going to the pub and eating out?"



See also testing.

Jonathan

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 7:04pm
by pete75
Jdsk wrote:Prime Minister today on restrictions: "likely to remain in force for six months".

Impact on Easter?

Jonathan

Nah that's just over egging the Simnel Cake.

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 7:07pm
by pete75
mercalia wrote:
mjr wrote:
mercalia wrote:seems like the hoarding has started due to Lockdown II, the sequel ( cumming soon to your local cinema), with people buying up all the turkeys they can get their greedy mitts on.

Yep. Bizarre combination of empty shelves at the shops this market day. Some things I'd expect (there's a run on bog roll again despite covid not causing the squits! And yeast has gone missing again) but others are just a bit odd, such as coconut milk and several types of fruit'n'nut chocolate: has Trump called them miracle cures this week?


well the touch stone of things to come is a) there are no baked beans or nearly sold out.

For some reason my lidl had been getting in supplies of bread yeast week in week out - thats now all gone and the white bread flour just a few left whereas there had alwayd been a healthy supply the last few weeks. I went to Tescos and got 4 pkts of whole meal flour as I found a white/whole meal mix is the nest combination if you want the bread to last a few days & still keep the price down - their own brand is £1.10 and they also had some locally milled stuff for £1.30 Wrights located at Ponders End, Middlesex, London, using wheat from Essex. So I bought a couple .

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Mebbe they're running out of flour because of all the people going in and buying 4 bags of the stuff....

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 7:09pm
by Jdsk
Are you suggesting that our actions affect other people?

Jonathan

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 7:13pm
by pete75
Jdsk wrote:Are you suggesting that our actions affect other people?

Jonathan


Not only that, their actions affect you.

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 7:24pm
by Jdsk
... and the same applies to virus transmission?

Jonathan

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 8:02pm
by mercalia
pete75 wrote:
mercalia wrote:
mjr wrote:Yep. Bizarre combination of empty shelves at the shops this market day. Some things I'd expect (there's a run on bog roll again despite covid not causing the squits! And yeast has gone missing again) but others are just a bit odd, such as coconut milk and several types of fruit'n'nut chocolate: has Trump called them miracle cures this week?


well the touch stone of things to come is a) there are no baked beans or nearly sold out.

For some reason my lidl had been getting in supplies of bread yeast week in week out - thats now all gone and the white bread flour just a few left whereas there had alwayd been a healthy supply the last few weeks. I went to Tescos and got 4 pkts of whole meal flour as I found a white/whole meal mix is the nest combination if you want the bread to last a few days & still keep the price down - their own brand is £1.10 and they also had some locally milled stuff for £1.30 Wrights located at Ponders End, Middlesex, London, using wheat from Essex. So I bought a couple .

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Mebbe they're running out of flour because of all the people going in and buying 4 bags of the stuff....


thats the first bread flour I have bought since March/April. I can only carry so many things on my bike at once so today it was the flour. With the white flour I have will last me until next March

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 8:53pm
by Paulatic
Get it delivered. I just got 32kg of bread and 3kg of pastry flour delivered last week. I’ve used 32 Kg since lock down started when I switched my buying from supermarket to mill.

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 10:47pm
by pete75
Jdsk wrote:... and the same applies to virus transmission?

Jonathan

I think it's pretty obvious by now that viruses are transmitted from one person to another. A bit daft to question that.

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 23 Sep 2020, 4:49pm
by mercalia
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Yeah right!

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 23 Sep 2020, 6:50pm
by DaveP
Absolutely! Never, Ever "snitch" on the neighbours.

Just flag down the next Covid Marshall passing by and ask him if this means you shouldn't use your own garden...

they get high vis jackets for resolving with these situations. Should be worth a watch!

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 23 Sep 2020, 8:12pm
by mercalia
mjr wrote:
mercalia wrote:seems like the hoarding has started due to Lockdown II, the sequel ( cumming soon to your local cinema), with people buying up all the turkeys they can get their greedy mitts on.

Yep. Bizarre combination of empty shelves at the shops this market day. Some things I'd expect (there's a run on bog roll again despite covid not causing the squits! And yeast has gone missing again) but others are just a bit odd, such as coconut milk and several types of fruit'n'nut chocolate: has Trump called them miracle cures this week?


its started. Today no liquid hand wash ( now 2 days atleast ). Very few pkts of loo paper. The baked beans down to a few, even the heinz ones all gone.

Re: Gang of six-impact on Xmas

Posted: 23 Sep 2020, 8:26pm
by pwa
We got our week's worth of supplies yesterday evening with no problems. Plenty of bread, loo rolls, etc. If there is a panic (why????????) it ought to be subsiding by the time we need anything. When the silly sods realise groceries are still being delivered to the supermarkets at the same rate as normal.