Panic Buying

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Clive_ofthe_Kremlin, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Anyone else here jumping on board the strip the supermarket shelves trend?

    Of course Cifriana and I were straight down to Waitrose to stuff the Range Rover Evoque full of anything remotely related to handwash, antibac, bleach, fray bentos tinned pies and lashings and lashings of toilet rolls.

    I doubt very much whether this horrid foreign virus will come to The Avenue, but if it does, we shall lock ourselves in our McMansion and turn away any visitors via our video loudspeaker doorbell.
     
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  2. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    B'wood's Tesco was emptied of dried pasta and those pre-packaged antibacterial surface wipes...
     
  3. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    My plan is to wait until you’ve parked your tinpot Evoque and locked yourself away, and then get the proper Range Rover out and do some fox hunting while everyone is looking the other way.
     
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  4. Why are people panic buying toilet roll? Does this disease cause a horrendous increase in the rate of sh1tting?
     
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  5. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I just went up to the station and took all of the Metro's just in case.
     
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  6. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    What those papers that have been coughed, breathed and sneezed over and handled by literally thousands of potential carriers/sufferers?
     
  7. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I've stocked up on cheese. Bree' and EDAM. If the appocolypse is nearing, I want to sit next to the Vic holding a cheese sandwich wearing a full 98/99 home kit.
     
  8. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Remember to remove the staples.
     
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  9. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Waitrose sell fray bentos tinned pies?
     
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  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Didn't he play for Palace and Leicester?
     
  11. There’s no apocalypse, and therefore no need to stockpile, until you see either 1) a fat lady singing, or 2) 4 horsemen
     
  12. Mr Heron

    Mr Heron Academy Graduate

    i am bulk buying condoms just in case we are all ******
     
  13. Mazzereth

    Mazzereth Academy Graduate

    Real concerns here that by this time next week I will be unable to wipe my bum.
     
  14. Correct. You are more likely to contract Covid19 through the newsprint-ringpiece interface than any other way.
     
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  15. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Which, extraordinarily, were the exact words used by a rather tired looking WHO representative yesterday.
     
  16. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Going by the front page obsessions of the Express, there is nothing the Oldies like more than a good old health scare. The added opportunity to panic buy Fray Bentos pies is hog heaven.

    My old dad (RIP) used to gain great pride from showing me his larder full of tins. You name the dish, he had it in tin form. This behaviour escalated after one winter the village my folks retired to was cut off by snow for a WHOLE DAY. He went into full survivor mode thereafter.
     
  17. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Not had a Fray Bentos pie in years. Gonna have to get one now assuming there's any left.
     
  18. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Nor me. Have to say I quite enjoyed them as a kid.

    What I didn’t know then is that Fray Bentos is more than name of a pie, it’s a place in Uruguay.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fray_Bentos
     
  19. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    In my student house we cooked them for Sunday lunch. We used to have competitions to see who's top would rise the highest in the oven. I always used to win because I used to sabbotage my housemate's one by running a knife round the rim of the tin when he wasn't looking. It was my way of getting back at him for being an annoying lazy git who never cleaned the bathroom.

    Minced beef an onion was my favourite. If I was feeling particularly flush I might have splashed out on a steak and ale or steak and kidney. If I recall correctly they did a chicken tikka one once.
     
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  20. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    No no no. New from the stand. I'm not some pikey.
     
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  21. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Simplest solution would be to stockpile Immodium.
     
  22. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    FFY.
     
  23. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    How strange! I spent my undergraduate years getting pissed, stoned or laid at every opportunity.
     
  24. I had assumed this was a thread about Andre Gray or Jordan Ibe ?
     
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  25. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    Hope you still do.
     
  26. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I've been watching a lot of Doug Stanhope recently. He did a gag about advive for not visiting a place because it was like his present location "...30 years ago..." He points out that 30 years ago his life was one long party he's going to move there right away.
     
  27. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    My cousin's 6 year old daughter has leukemia and her and the family need to use hand gel all the time to minimise the risk of infection while she's having chemo.

    Of course, now they can't get hold of any because the knee jerk idiots have bought up every last one in their area.
     
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  28. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Later bloomer were you?
     
  29. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Yick they only had cheese and onion pies left.

    Managed to buy up all the remaining loo roll though. I have plenty at home, just did it to annoy people.
     
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  30. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Seem to be a shortage of tinned soup.... I will be stocking up on chocolate
     
  31. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    whose
     
  32. Hornmeister and fellow students. Do keep up.
     
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  33. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    No, think my erections appeared then at a normal rate - a bit slower now I've turned 50.
     
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  34. No, you don't understand. Meister shared a flat with Pete Townsend and John Entwhistle.
     
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  35. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    People are very, very odd.
     
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