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by cwathen
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 17.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Has anyone actually had their letter from Boris yet?
by cwathen
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 10.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Speaking of Sainsbury's, I've found them to be far the worst locally when it comes to getting stock back to (somewhat) normal levels - what's everyone else's experiences like? It's hard to criticise any supermarket for how they handled a situation unplanned, but during the panic buying few weeks ag...
by cwathen
Fri 03 Apr, 2020 17.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1631
Views: 332276

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Debenhams set to appoint administrators (again)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52156457

Meanwhile New Look has cancelled all orders to it's suppliers and is refusing to pay suppliers for stock already delivered.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52153183
by cwathen
Sun 29 Mar, 2020 17.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Mine is still working the same as yesterday although it's a good idea.

I have heard that Tescos have introduced a signposted route around the store which you must take to avoid congestion as people dart about where they want - not sure if that is everywhere or not.
by cwathen
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 19.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I have a colleague at work who is convinced she had it in December (experts reckon the first week of January is the absolute latest it arrived here, so not completely inconceivable), she doesn't normally get ill with anything but suddenly got a temperature, cough and what felt like a very heavy cold...
by cwathen
Fri 27 Mar, 2020 16.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Sainsbury's introduced all day queuing from Thursday, which is making for a much more pleasurable experience in-store, which as mentioned, the majority of panic buying has ceased with plenty of food in-store, although toilet rolls and canned goods are still low in stock. Mine seems to be turning th...
by cwathen
Thu 26 Mar, 2020 19.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

My anxiety has dropped since Boris made his statement about the lockdown. At least I know where I stand and can still pop out briefly for food as long as I don't have the symptoms. Despite the virus itself rapidly accelerating, the whole situation feels a lot more stable since the lockdown. There w...
by cwathen
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 12.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Sainsbury's haven't updated their POS to stop people buying more than the limit, I saw a woman buy five Carex hand soaps this afternoon. Possibly their EPOS system doesn't support direct restrictions on item counts? The only usual restrictions are on certain medication but they flag up as needing a...
by cwathen
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 20.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Ultimately, no response will be correct I suppose. I do worry though that at present the biggest problem is not the virus, but people's fear of it. But it won't stay that way. If the experts are right, the actual peak will be in the middle of May, but rather than public hysteria increasing until the...
by cwathen
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 17.54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

The idea that supermarkets are limiting to 5 irrespective of pack size and calling that rationing is ridiculous. They'd look more credible doing nothing. Really you should be limiting people to one and when it comes to things like bog rolls which could be broken down into smaller units and sold sepa...
by cwathen
Sat 14 Mar, 2020 17.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 113
Views: 5510

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I think just a little bit of perspective is needed and missing, particularly with the rush of panic buying nutters. Just as people chronically over-estimate how much food and drink they need for Christmas to tide them over for a 2 day public holiday (and increasingly just a 1 day shutdown for shops)...