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Panic buying.....not me !

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by fogie, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Oddly enough and I do mean oddly, apart from a very few areas of detail our politicians seem to be unanimous and cooperative.
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  2. Henkm Active Member

    My mother watched and had to mute the tv set for sanity during the speech of a certain opposition party.

    ETA: in reply to Hans
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  3. HansDig A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I deleted my post since I noticed I broke my own rule....no politics on PF.
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  4. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    We are all stressed, but I just received a personal message from Hugo..now many may not know he comes from a background of military field medicine, now an ER doctor..this guy is flat out, overrrun..and dreading that soon he will be choosing who to treat and who to let die. Yet he took time to ask after me and Cathy, offer some good advice: not just washing hands, but taking a bath and washing clothes after being out. These people are on the front lines and put their own health and that of their families at risk ..and produces some darn fine miniatures for us to enjoy..hats off to those who roll up their sleeves and do the work..he’s one class guy and an honour to count a friend
  5. HansDig A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
  6. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    As you say a class guy

    So are every single person involved in dealing with this horror ....we owe them so much

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  8. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    It’s now here in our village of 1500..first cases..we are not permitted to leave the house.
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    You just stay right where you are ...stay safe John

    Nap
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  10. HansDig A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Too late for "Panic Buying" I guess....and, I agree with Nap....stay right where you are.
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  11. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada

    Hans: this speaks to our “leaders” and to those who just do it
  12. HansDig A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Well, recently saw the swarms of Grasshoppers in Africa on tv eating everything that comes in their way....
    Like this virus they also are extremly hard to get rid off and when you think they're gone they turn up again when you least expect it. True plagues, that's for sure.
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  13. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Sounds like the idiots who clean out the stores of meat..nothing left for others..
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  14. HansDig A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nope, we call them hoarders or, in Dutch, "hamsteraars".
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    They are easier to handle.
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  15. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    Marc the media are in a feeding frenzy and loving every Minuit of it
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  16. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I hope you are right, but ask a few doctors in Italy before laughing it off as social media nonsense.
  17. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    Certainly not laughing it off , there may be more casualties when the food supply runs out and if it does we will see riots .
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  18. socko47 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I am doing my part not to hoard! thumbnail.png
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  19. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yes well stocked up. Emptied the shelf in asda of all the food colourant, cup cake cases, Swan vesta matches, toilet stuff to make the water a pretty colour and enough pumice stones to scrape the skin from my feet for an entire year. I'm all set to ride out the apocalypse
    Tommi
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  20. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    As the UK Government has today ordered all pubs, clubs & restaurants to close so as to reduce the spread of the virus, our local pub (which we use frequently for meals out etc) has appealed via social media to all its regulars for financial help, in the form of buying a bond or share in the business so that they can hopefully keep it solvent until they are allowed to reopen.

    We’ve responded to the call by giving them a donation, & if all the regulars contribute they may ride out the pandemic. Many other small businesses may be in the same position, & being proactive like our local pub could be a useful tool for them.

    Communities can always help each other in small ways. Just a thought.......
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