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Coronavirus Causing Local Panic Buying

Discussion in 'News and Weather' started by shakey, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. grandpainak

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    Like the post above if I see long lines at the check out I go else where. On the other state side chat board I hang out at, they band any more post about the Kong fu flu.:happy:
    Yesterday was going to stop at Hipper Mart but as soon as I saw the parking lot I drove on by. My hip and knee is bad and standing for more that 10 minutes becomes painful.:jawdrop: Than all the young people in the old farts checkout line don't make my knee feel any better.:banghead:
     
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    Things would be better if people did Not take shopping just now as a family day out
     
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    Remember a few days ago we meet inHypermart in the line for the old farts? I assume you counting me among the young people sorry for using your line but at least I let you step in front of me, it doesn't take a long time with only a pack on condoms, I mean to buy them of course :happy::happy::happy::happy:
     
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    Ya, I remember but you sure did not look like a teenager with a hand full of condoms. :happy::pompus:
    I thought you let me go ahead because you saw me fevering my painful left leg. Thanks again you are a real kind gent.:thumbsup: Regardless of your real age.
     
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    Of course I would never blame the violators of the line protocol themselves, after all, rules are meant to be broken, especially in these times of great inconvenience. I do blame the staff at Hypermart for failing to enforce their own rules but what the hey, it’s condoms we’re talking about lol.


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    Ran out of food today minus one small potato, two bananas, and some protein powder. Luckily there are rarely lines at Seven Eleven and they have plenty of alcohol, noodles, chocolate, chips and condoms...basically everything one needs in life. Nevas Pizza in Valencia is decent as well.

    I wish someone would start a service in the area where you give them your grocery list or other shopping lists, they would go buy it and then deliver it to your door. I used a similar service once called "Wife" but that was quite expensive, there were a lot of strings attached and it was impossible to keep my personal information safeguarded from the service provider. Luckily I was able to cancel my membership to that one (and it had one hell of a cancellation fee). While it did have a few addition perks and was quite convenient for awhile, I definitely don't plan on being a repeat customer.
     
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    There is Food Panda, of course - perhaps for home delivery of shopping as opposed to prepared meals you order something and ask for it not to be cooked. This is assuming FP will go into 'bow and arrow' country (not to mention your MCLBG).
     
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    They only deliver Greenwich to Valencia for some odd reason (no thanks on that one). No businesses currently works with them on their pick-up service for Valencia either. Maybe if I change my location to Dumaguete I can use the pick-up service and order in advance.
     
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    Thinking about it, your list of "one small potato, two bananas, and some protein powder" has identified you as the 'panic buying hoarder' people have been writing about on here! :smile:
     
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    Panic may come in many forms of behavioral change. Today I was in a business where when you enter you must take a number card......mine was #22. A Lady had the number #21. As she and many waited her 2 (yes 2 ) cell phones kept sounding off and right when number #20 was being served, she bolted from her seat and left the business as some other matter needed her at once. As silly as that seems, she than tossed her #21 card onto a chair while leaving, I LOL'D as around 6 persons went diving onto the seat to get the card to bump them up to the #21 spot. Well HELLO!!!! I was clearly to all of them to have #22 and in fact the next Patron (despite the card ) whom should have been served. When #21 was called, up jumps the Filipina version of Oprah to assume my position. I sat and just laughed. Every single person there looked at me waiting for a reaction to the line jumping but I only smiled. The employee at the counter even knew what had un-folded but just made due ( understandingly ) Guess it all amounted to setting a good example for us Foreigners whom more often get noticed for bad raps..........Cheers!
     
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