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State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« on: Friday 20 March 20 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Coronavirus, self isolating, coping with grocery shopping etc with a bit of banter thrown in.

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Re: State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 March 20 17:38 GMT (UK) »
Marking so I don't lose the slot!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 March 20 17:42 GMT (UK) »
Me too groom! Unfortunately I answered your point about them not knowing our age on Part 3 - without having read the post about us now being on Part 4!
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Re: State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 March 20 17:52 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant idea Boris et al for suggesting supermarkets give key workers an hour of their own to shop. In our area many older people got themselves up and out for the 8.00 to 9.00 slots only to find that there was still no bread, no eggs, and a bag of flour is now rarer than a loo roll.

I listened to an ambulance driver this morning, he had called in to his supermarket after a 14 hour shift. No bread, no milk, no bacon, no cheese, and he had children at home.

Where is all the food that disappears as soon as it hits the shelves. Surely sooner or later the greedy folk will have had their fill  >:(
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Re: State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 March 20 17:55 GMT (UK) »
Marking so I don't lose the slot!  ;D ;D ;D

Looks like this will be a long lasting topic

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Re: State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 March 20 17:57 GMT (UK) »
Our local tesco is opening an hour earlier for keyworkers on Sunday... I shall definitely be taking advantage of that! I might actually get some bread haha. Currently surviving on one tiny loaf which we have been slicing as thin as possible to make it last!
It's just frustrating because there isn't actually a food shortage... It's just people being thoughtless and greedy.

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Re: State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20 March 20 17:59 GMT (UK) »
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Brilliant idea Boris et al for suggesting supermarkets give key workers an hour of their own to shop.

Good idea, but most, especially the NHS workers work shifts, so giving a dedicated slot won't work. Perhaps they could introduce a system where they can drop off a shopping list, a shop assistant could collect the things on it and they could pick it up at the end of their shift.
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Re: State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20 March 20 18:00 GMT (UK) »
I am hoping this will lead to a lot less waste of food and everything else.  I am finding myself being more cautious with the food we have rather than throwing something away that could still be eaten.  We have started toasting the crusts of the bread.  Something we have never done - we usually throw them away but how stupid we were.  They are delicious.

I think this virus will teach us the joy in small things once it is all over.  Hopefully we will come out of it better than we went in.

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Re: State of Emergency Covid-19 (Part 4)
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 March 20 18:04 GMT (UK) »
I think you are right Rishile... I'm already craving normality.
I used to hate how busy my hospital was.. Now seeing it so empty is un-nerving  :o