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Thank you Asda (and other supermarkets) and the Lorry Drivers
« on: Saturday 28 March 20 16:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

We've been so delighted to be able to do our shopping with Asda using their "Click and Collect" service.

This is where we choose what we want, then pay for it (all online), then pick it up from lockers in the middle of the car park. We've been doing it now for three weeks now (or two and a half??), anyhow it's so welcome to be able to get our shopping in relative safety.

They have managed to get pretty much everything that we ordered, they substituted a few things with similar items, which is better than not having something at all.

They must be under such strain at the moment, the whole supply chain, and the staff on the frontline too.

So now I'm off to make our pizza dough - I now have enough ingredients to make a pizza and food to last us (hopefully) until next Saturday when we collect our next lot of shopping.

Trystan
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Re: Thank you Asda (and other supermarkets) and the Lorry Drivers
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 March 20 16:29 GMT (UK) »
I agree Trystan although I wasn't quick enough to organise any delivery click or collect or otherwise but I do think all supermarkets are doing a grand job

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Re: Thank you Asda (and other supermarkets) and the Lorry Drivers
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 March 20 16:35 GMT (UK) »
Totally agree. We are allowed one delivery a week from Sainsburys. The driver was really lovely  :)
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Re: Thank you Asda (and other supermarkets) and the Lorry Drivers
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 March 20 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Our local small Co-op is very good. It seems to be well stocked every day and has most of the goods we require. We either combine shopping with our daily walk if we want few items or, as this A.M., use the car if we need more than is portable. It is also very quiet, especially now they are doing one in one out.
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Re: Thank you Asda (and other supermarkets) and the Lorry Drivers
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 March 20 17:26 GMT (UK) »
I shopped at Morrisons on Thursday.  I was quite impressed with how well stocked they were (apart from loo rolls  ::)).  It was fairly quiet but they were limiting how many people were in the store at one time, they had antibacterial sprays and paper towels for you to wipe your trolley before you entered the main part of the store.  There were frequent reminders over the speakers about distancing and everyone was following the rules.  The checkout staff are now behind screens for extra protection and I saw them using antibacterial hand gel.

Well done Morrisons  :)
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 March 20 17:46 GMT (UK) »
I wore plastic surgical plastic type gloves, 40 in a box I had already, I was far to exuberant and tore the cuff but I still managed, no one else did when I stood in my Morrison's  queue, no loo rolls,  it was very orderly, pity it isn't always so.



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Re: Thank you Asda (and other supermarkets) and the Lorry Drivers
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 March 20 17:58 GMT (UK) »
I wore plastic surgical plastic type gloves, 40 in a box I had already, I was far to exuberant and tore the cuff but I still managed, no one else did when I stood in my Morrison's  queue, no loo rolls,  it was very orderly, pity it isn't always so.



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Re: Thank you Asda (and other supermarkets) and the Lorry Drivers
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 28 March 20 19:57 GMT (UK) »
We went to Aldi, as Asda and Morrison's had very long queues and the Co-op had many empty shelves.  However, there were no distance markings at the tills and people were queuing at the "old" distances.  One store assistant was filling up a low shelf and a customer was standing over her saying what a good job she was doing (far too near & right above her), he walked away and as I swerved to avoid him, he coughed into the air.  What an ignoramus!

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Re: Thank you Asda (and other supermarkets) and the Lorry Drivers
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 28 March 20 20:02 GMT (UK) »
I specially thanked several of the Waitrose team (disinfecting the trolleys, controlling the queues etc) when I was there on Friday.

It was very difficult distancing in the aisles which are quite narrow.

I noticed after a bit that I was finding shopping physically difficult and then realised this was because I was holding my breath each time I passed anyone and then not breathing again afterwards.....



For those concerned, I did remember to start breathing again.
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