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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:48 pm

At least two separate London Wetherspoons have run out of Leffe.
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Lew Dolby » Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:59 pm

I thought Tim the Weatherspoon had sworn to not sell european drinks after Brexit <confused>
WOULD CUSTOMERS PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SITTING ON THE COUNTER BY THE BACON SLICER - AS WE'RE GETTING A LITTLE BEHIND IN OUR ORDERS.

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by headshot » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:01 pm

There's been a dearth of aluminium foil in the shops since Christmas.

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:06 pm

Lew Dolby wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:59 pm
I thought Tim the Weatherspoon had sworn to not sell european drinks after Brexit <confused>
As the front page of a Wetherspoons News special issue asks its reader, DOES TRUTH MATTER?
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:07 pm

Prosecco £10.99

English Sparkling Brut £19.99

Why does Tim Martin insist on doing the country down, by subsidising inferior foreign wines?
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Post by sTeamTraen » Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:31 pm

Am I the only person thinking that if Putin does roll into Ukraine, there might be panic-buying in every European country that would make March 2021 look like a rehearsal?

It seems to me that the consumer society is not robust to external threats from life-forms that don't care about the consequence of their actions, whether those be strands of RNA or syphilitic dictators failing to come to terms with their own mortality.

I'm not quite at the "where can you get iodine tablets?" stage yet, but I am tempted to add a couple of packets of rice and jars of beans to my next delivery order.
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Brightonian » Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:36 pm

sTeamTraen wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:31 pm
Am I the only person thinking that if Putin does roll into Ukraine, there might be panic-buying in every European country that would make March 2021 look like a rehearsal?

It seems to me that the consumer society is not robust to external threats from life-forms that don't care about the consequence of their actions, whether those be strands of RNA or syphilitic dictators failing to come to terms with their own mortality.

I'm not quite at the "where can you get iodine tablets?" stage yet, but I am tempted to add a couple of packets of rice and jars of beans to my next delivery order.
When I first read that I was wondering what you were on about, that perhaps the paddy fields of St Petersburg and the baked bean trees of Omsk were a bit more extensive than I thought. But you're presumably thinking of if Nato weighs in, and how much Biden wants war and how far it goes. But I had been wondering anyway whether we should have a dedicated Ukraine thread...

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by sTeamTraen » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:13 pm

Brightonian wrote:
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But you're presumably thinking of if Nato weighs in, and how much Biden wants war and how far it goes.
Nope, I'm thinking about day 1. If I were Putin I would fire one (1) tactical nuclear shell, set for a quarter of a kiloton yield, and invite Zelensky to give me a phone call to discuss his surrender terms. To be honest, I'm absolutely f.cking terrified right now.
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Allo V Psycho » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:58 pm

Apparently the local Lidl today "looked as if there was a war on", empty of chicken and vegetables.

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Post by TimW » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:01 am

sTeamTraen wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:13 pm
Nope, I'm thinking about day 1. If I were Putin I would fire one (1) tactical nuclear shell, set for a quarter of a kiloton yield, and invite Zelensky to give me a phone call to discuss his surrender terms. To be honest, I'm absolutely f.cking terrified right now.
Don't panic, we've decided to send Ukraine some weapons. I can't imagine Putin using that as a pretext.

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by WFJ » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:07 am

Going from a lack of bog roll to nuclear armageddon is one of the most impressive thread diversions I have ever seen.

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Little waster » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:09 am

WFJ wrote:
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Going from a lack of bog roll to nuclear armageddon is one of the most impressive thread diversions I have ever seen.

Note to mods: this isn't meant as a suggestion for any "useful" thread splitting.
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by JQH » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:45 pm

Allo V Psycho wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:58 pm
Apparently the local Lidl today "looked as if there was a war on", empty of chicken and vegetables.
Empty shelves where the chicken pieces are normally located in Sainsbury's. Still plenty of whole chickens though.
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Little waster » Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:59 pm

JQH wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:45 pm

Empty shelves where the chicken pieces are normally located in Sainsbury's. Still plenty of whole chickens though.
I think there's a solution here somewhere that I'm just not seeing ...
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Gfamily » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:20 pm

Little waster wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:59 pm
JQH wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:45 pm

Empty shelves where the chicken pieces are normally located in Sainsbury's. Still plenty of whole chickens though.
I think there's a solution here somewhere that I'm just not seeing ...
It's the knives shortage that nobody's talking about,
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Trinucleus » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:47 pm

JQH wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:45 pm
Allo V Psycho wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:58 pm
Apparently the local Lidl today "looked as if there was a war on", empty of chicken and vegetables.
Empty shelves where the chicken pieces are normally located in Sainsbury's. Still plenty of whole chickens though.
Were they price matched?

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by Bird on a Fire » Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:55 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:20 pm
Little waster wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:59 pm
JQH wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:45 pm

Empty shelves where the chicken pieces are normally located in Sainsbury's. Still plenty of whole chickens though.
I think there's a solution here somewhere that I'm just not seeing ...
It's the knives shortage that nobody's talking about,
My sister lives in a fairly stabby bit of central London, and apparently you just can't buy knives round there (at least at her age). My mum had to buy her a kitchen knife in Hampshire and sneak it up.
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by TimW » Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:54 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:20 pm
It's the knives shortage that nobody's talking about,
We've sent all the knives to Ukraine.

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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by shpalman » Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:46 am

Gfamily wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:20 pm
It's the knives shortage that nobody's talking about,
They're all in Boris Johnson's back.
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Re: Shortages in shops

Post by dyqik » Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:02 pm

There's a bunch of US mechanics on Reddit complaining that they can't get standard weight engine oils.

Which doesn't just affect oil changes, but also any maintenance repair that has to be done on engines and cars where the oil needs to be drained to do it.

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