We’re living in highly unusual, desperate times and that’s making people very nervous – that’s okay. We’re all allowed to be nervous right now. But hoovering the nation’s supermarket shelves clean – and in turn, leaving the vulnerable exposed and truly desperate – isn’t helping anyone.
Stay the f**k at home and buy what you and your family needs, not what you think you might need in July.
Right, PSA over.
Unbelievable scenes filmed and snapped at various supermarkets across the nation – Tesco and Tesco Extra stores, especially – in the early hours of the last few few mornings prove that a huge chunk of the nation isn’t listening to the endless pleas to not f*cking “panic buy” in response to the elevation of the coronavirus threat.
Images of hundreds of eager, senseless shoppers queuing outside various Tesco stores in the early hours of the morning have being doing the rounds of Twitter this week.
Some of the footage even shows panic buyers queuing in the hundreds around car parks.
You get the idea.
I’ve seen similar scenes at Thorpe Park in the peak of summer, but at least there’s some sort of purpose at the end of that queue. This is just illogical and selfish.
According to reports, the shelves of a Tesco Extra store in Hampton, Peterborough were cleared by 6am this morning. Similar scenes were reportedly seen at an Aldi in South London and a Sainsbury’s in Walton-On-Thames.
Many supermarkets across the UK were left with empty shelves this week, with frantic shoppers spending an extra £60million on “stockpiling essentials” as the nationwide COVID-19 scare heightened to new levels this week.
If you still need some convincing, give this a watch…
So yeah, if you’ve manage to buy dozens and dozens of toilet rolls recently, leaving your local NHS workers/elderly without a single f*cking roll, here’s hoping you get the violent sh*ts this weekend.
At least then you can put them all to use.
Images via Twitter and Getty
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow