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Jocko

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2020, 02:05:34 PM »
Never mind shopping for over 70s. I just tried ordering cat food and there is nothing available that my cats eat. Tried the major sites I use and almost every item is sold out.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #76 on: March 25, 2020, 02:41:12 PM »
The neighbour's moggie was up our apple tree at 7am trying to acquire it morning breakfast in the the form of a sparrow.

The sparrow won..

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2020, 03:44:14 PM »
You cannot blame the moggie He was just branching out.
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Jocko

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2020, 03:46:47 PM »
The sparrow won..
Good. My two are house cats and never get out.


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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2020, 04:25:12 PM »
I went into my local supermarket just before lunch today and it wasn't very busy (entrance and exit had been temporarily separated). I didn't check how many of the previously empty shelves had been replenished but the fruit and veg which were completely absent last Saturday had returned, so I got what I needed, paid (enough check-outs open to avoid queuing) and left. Those who over-stocked up last week won't yet be needing to fill another trolley which provides the rest of us a chance to get something.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2020, 04:52:47 PM »
Still no joy with Sainsbury's but set up a delivery from Iceland for tomorrow.
Still no toilet roll or any kind of soap though.
Where are people putting it?

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #81 on: March 25, 2020, 05:01:52 PM »
set up a delivery from Iceland for tomorrow. Still no toilet roll

Would think that Icelandic loo roll might be a bit parky on your bum.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #82 on: March 25, 2020, 06:51:03 PM »
In case you missed it, there was a hint in yesterday's Times about why people are panic-buying toilet rolls: "When one person sneezes, another 10 people sh*t themselves" ;D

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2020, 07:21:51 PM »
Went shopping today, still no toilet roll or eggs, what is the connection ? You can't wipe your arse on eggs or eat toilet rolls.
A lady tried to go through a checkout with, I kid you not, 96 cans of Pepsi in four packs. The checkout lady first of all told her that she was ignoring the lines denoting the two metre gaps and then asked her if she seriously thought that she was going to get through the checkout with four packs of Pepsi. She didn't !.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #84 on: March 25, 2020, 08:41:06 PM »
Went shopping today, still no toilet roll or eggs, what is the connection ?
Eggs bind you up so I suppose if you cannot get toilet rolls then not being able to sh*t is the next best option.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #85 on: March 25, 2020, 10:24:22 PM »
We got our Morrison's 35 box this morning. Good value I thought and, yes, it did contain toilet rolls - 4 of them!

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #86 on: March 26, 2020, 06:11:41 AM »
eggs and flour - home baking..

I make a mean Eve's pudding with last year's cooking apples.
Or bread and butter pudding.

Or cake baking (which I don't do)

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2020, 11:21:33 AM »
Went to my local Lidl this morning and things were pretty much back to normal. There was no fresh bakery but plenty of bread and packets of rolls. No paper hankies and very limited crisps but I managed to get what I wanted.
I then went to Morrisons (I only buy brand labels in Morrisons or the other big supermarkets)
They were allowing 60 people in the store at a time with a security guard letting one in as one came out. It was a cold wet miserable queue but I was inside in about 15 minutes. They were well stocked too and I got toilet roll, Fusilli pasta and sparkling water. Again crisps were in short supply and I was only able to get tiny boxes of Kleenex gold plated hand-embroidered tissues. The checkouts have plastic protection for the girls and the girl was sanitising her hands between customers.
I had to go to the Post Office to put money on Mum's electric meter and it too was one out one in.
Well anyway, I got my shopping done, with little risk to myself or others and with a bit of luck that should see me for the next week.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2020, 03:47:56 PM »
Went on Sainsbury's site just now for my Mother-in-Law....

- It no longer allows you to book slots as these are reserved for the vulnerable.
- It says they don't know that she is vulnerable but...
- ...you have to fill out the government form and...
- ...the government will share the list with Sainsburys who...
- ...will then invite vulnerable customers to book a delivery slot
- They will invite the vulnerable once per week.

You can see all this on Sainsbury's website.

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Re: Shopping for over 70s
« Reply #89 on: March 26, 2020, 03:57:17 PM »
Thanks. I take it you only qualify if you are "shielded"
Thankfully I don't fall into that category.
I would assume that most supermarkets will be working on their websites.
I was quite impressed with the way that the Iceland one asked the question about age and vulnerability right at the start of the registration process instead of bombarding you with details of points schemes etc.

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