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Riverwalk Sun 13-Jan-19 07:33:53

Yesterday the woman in front of me at Waitrose had a trolley filled with larder items - I jokingly mentioned Brexit and she replied yes she was preparing and very worried shock

She was mid-40s and looked normal!

In anticipation of Tuesday's vote, is anyone stocking-up?

Scooter58 Sun 13-Jan-19 07:57:14

My friends Mum has a large walk in “brexit cupboard” she has been squirrelling essentials away for the past year or so,medical supplies as well as long life food stuffs etc.

tanith Sun 13-Jan-19 08:00:39

No, what do they thinks going to happen for goodness sake? 🤨

kittylester Sun 13-Jan-19 08:02:06

What tanith said!

BlueBelle Sun 13-Jan-19 08:02:40

Sorry but I find this totally ridiculous and it leads to shortages of things It’s like at Christmas when people buy for a fortnight and throw half of it away It will probably do us all a bit of good aren’t so many fat people in less affluent societies
I will buy whatever is available if and when doomsday arrives

Jangran99 Sun 13-Jan-19 08:14:04

It's a self - fulfilling prophecy,but at least it's long-life goods being purchased so not so much waste.

Niobe Sun 13-Jan-19 08:34:58

As I've grown older I find I do the opposite to hoarding! I no longer buy multiples of anything unless it's a BOGOF. I buy a new Kitchen roll when the old one still has a few sheets left and a new pack of toilet rolls when the last roll is on the holder. Shops are open everyday so it's easy to pop out and get a few bits as you need them.
This whole 'stocking up for Brexit' reminds me of the panic around the Milennium and we all know what happened then! As BlueBelle said a little less food will harm very few ! smile

MawBroon Sun 13-Jan-19 08:45:04

I thought a “Brexit” cupboard was where one hid (under the stairs) in the hope that the whole thing would just go away 😱

Alima Sun 13-Jan-19 08:49:30

So someone thinks it is actually going to happen then? There’s still hope? My cup runneth over.........

Iam64 Sun 13-Jan-19 08:50:19

Can I join you in the Brexit cupboard Maw?
No I'm not stockpiling. I don't have faith in Brexit or in the current crop of politicians to make it any less awful but, I can't believe we need to stock up on tinned goods.

Anniebach Sun 13-Jan-19 08:53:40

I will be in big trouble, I live on Ensure, can’t stock pile that it’s on prescription.

Maggiemaybe Sun 13-Jan-19 08:54:40

There’s been a discussion on Mumsnet recently on this subject. There didn’t seem to be any panic, but apparently quite a few people are buying in a few extra packs of nappies, tinned stuff, etc, now just in case there are any temporary supply issues or panic buying when Brexit happens. I suspect there will be panic buying - a couple of snow days can cause that - so it seems sensible. Doing it now, moderately and gradually, will help avoid shortages rather than cause them. I might buy an extra multipack of beans this week, just in case. smile

kittylester Sun 13-Jan-19 09:31:08

I bought a 6 pack of tinned chopped tomatoes the other day - does that count? They were on offer!

harrigran Sun 13-Jan-19 09:32:22

Probably the same people who create havoc at Christmas by emptying the shelves into their trolleys.
I would rather do without than join in with panic buying, I haven't starved in the last 72 years and seriously doubt if I will in the next few months.

Nannytopsy Sun 13-Jan-19 09:35:25

As Maggie says, If it goes ahead, then I think there may well be a few days or weeks of disruption until new systems are in place. I have always kept a bit of a reserve cupboard but I have added a few things, such as cat food, for which there is no alternative. It will always come in useful!

Charleygirl5 Sun 13-Jan-19 09:40:37

I have never thought of stockpiling- as others have said, if something is unavailable I will do without. I doubt if I will starve.

Grannybags Sun 13-Jan-19 09:51:39

Love the idea of a Brexit cupboard MawBroon!

No I'm not stocking up on anything. We'll survive on whatever is available

GrannyGravy13 Sun 13-Jan-19 10:04:17

I am definitely not stockpiling.

Cherrytree59 Sun 13-Jan-19 10:18:53

Last year we stock piled, well made sure cupboards and freezer were full when warned that the beast from the east was about to strike.❄⛄

janeainsworth Sun 13-Jan-19 10:23:51

I must admit to being slightly concerned that I might have to fry everything in British butter instead of olive oil.
And we might have to start using salad cream instead of homemade olive oil/balsamic dressingshockshock

Bathsheba Sun 13-Jan-19 10:38:57

I'm really not concerned about foodstuffs - I'm sure we'll all manage with whatever's available. But God help me if toilet rolls disappear off the shelves shock grin

Riverwalk Sun 13-Jan-19 11:17:41

Salad cream!

Surely not Jane? shock

Greyduster Sun 13-Jan-19 11:18:23

Move over, Maw😂!

Greyduster Sun 13-Jan-19 11:22:29

I might buy some seeds in case we are driven to digging the garden up go ‘grow our own’. Woolton Pie, anyone?

EllanVannin Sun 13-Jan-19 11:25:41

On the Frugal thread I posted that this type of shopping is the norm for me-----unnecessary ! It's a habit. I live alone !