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TOPIC: Supermarket safety.
#196851
Honey

Supermarket safety. 1 Week, 4 Days ago  
They could have arrows on the floor showing which way to walk round the store keeping two metres back from the person in front.

From the shop's perspective, it would force people to look at the entire stock too.
 
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#196858
Barney

Re:Supermarket safety. 1 Week, 4 Days ago  
Our shopping behaviours have recently been shown as bizarre, to say the least - so I can't see punters following arrows!

Brawls have been common - with people overshpping at dawn, ignoring those with preferential status. And being less than mannerly.

Tesco though are taking on 20,000 staff, which might help - but home delivery slots are still only available, in the distant future.


 
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#196955
Rick

Re:Supermarket safety. 1 Week ago  
The queuing outside makes me more nervous than walking around the supermarket. I saw a long queue outside ASDA yesterday, no one staying far enough from each other, and thought I'd go somewhere else.

So I went in M&S - no queue at all. Then at the self-checkout an M&S employee chose to stand about fifteen inches from me to blow her nose!

There's little common sense. A woman decided to walk up close to me to tell me 'it's all right, I used a hand sanitiser before using the cash dispenser' - well, thanks for spluttering that message near my face, it's really nicely cancelled out the previous gesture! Idiots!

I actually only get really paranoid when I see these people with their face masks. They make everyone else more anxious. And they also seem to be incredibly angry all the time. I've seen five aggressive characters shouting at elderly people and all of them had every kind of protective items on imaginable. My theory is the angry cyclists have now adopted the role of the angry germophobes and are waking around looking for things to get really angry about!
 
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#196962
Sheba

Re:Supermarket safety. 1 Week ago  
I was in the supermarket the other day when I noticed that all the other shoppers were elderly.

Then the penny dropped that I'd wandered into Elderly Shopping Hour by accident and no-one had stopped me. I'm not much past 60.
 
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#196964
robbiex

Re:Supermarket safety. 1 Week ago  
I'd recommend co-op, as they don't have trolleys, so it takes longer to strip the shelves bare using baskets alone. I go to the Cranleigh Co-op and often see Kenny Jones from The Small Faces in there, he's always on his own, doing his own shopping. I haven't once had to queue outside once, as most people's first choice is the sainsburys down the road.
 
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#196966
Rick

Re:Supermarket safety. 1 Week ago  
As far as I'm aware, in spite of the multiple 'look at me' CEO emails from Sainsbury, Tescos, etc, these supermarkets still charge £4 or more if you order online and spend less that £40. For all their 'we're listening, and we're being responsible' crap, that seems an obvious issue right there. If you want shoppers only to order essentials and not stockpile, don't fine them for spending less than £40! Cut the minimum spend to £20 for the duration.
 
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#196976
Robbiex

Re:Supermarket safety. 6 Days, 20 Hours ago  
There is no reason for anyone to shop any differently than they did 1 month ago.There is no shortage of food, just an over consumption by the public.
 
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#196983
Honey

Re:Supermarket safety. 6 Days, 13 Hours ago  
Robbiex wrote:
There is no reason for anyone to shop any differently than they did 1 month ago.There is no shortage of food, just an over consumption by the public.

There is every reason to shop differently. It might not be the same everywhere, but near me the shops are taking advantage by only stocking the more expensive versions, and have removed lots of things and replaced them with others.
For instance, Sainsburys have actually taken away the fresh meat aisle and filled it with alcohol. I suppose there is more profit in gin than mince?

I finally got some toilet roll (after lots of traipsing when really, my family needs to not risk shops but there are no deliveries) but I paid £12.70 for the same amount I usually pay £3.95 for.

Also, if people are home they are consuming more food at home rather than at school college or work and so everyone will need far more shopping than before.

The food that was destined for workplaces and schools must be somewhere, but it is not on the supermarket shelves, that's for sure.
 
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#196990
Rick

Re:Supermarket safety. 6 Days, 12 Hours ago  
Honey wrote:
Robbiex wrote:
There is no reason for anyone to shop any differently than they did 1 month ago.There is no shortage of food, just an over consumption by the public.

There is every reason to shop differently. It might not be the same everywhere, but near me the shops are taking advantage by only stocking the more expensive versions, and have removed lots of things and replaced them with others.
For instance, Sainsburys have actually taken away the fresh meat aisle and filled it with alcohol. I suppose there is more profit in gin than mince?



Something that amazes me is that in every supermarket I've visited recently, they still have racks of fresh rolls and croissants on show. Now I was wary of them in 'normal' times, because I've seen so many people ignore the tongs and pick up the bread with their bare hands (sometimes after 'assessing' a number for crispness!). Now that's surely crazy when the staff are walking around as if they're in a hospital and customers are supposedly wary of handling loose change - but they're still putting out fresh bread exposed to the elements and various germ-laden fingers!
 
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#197003
Honey

Re:Supermarket safety. 6 Days, 8 Hours ago  
I think most people have no idea at all about cross contamination. I would like to beat them about the head until they listen have more government sponsored adverts actually showing how the virus is transmitted.
Like those safety adverts from the seventies. They might have been daft but there is a generation of us who avidly close farmgates, dip not dazzle, and remember that the outside lane is for overtaking only!

I bought red rice yesterday from a shop that had two metre squares marked out on the floor, but the assistant took my change and licked her gloved hand so she could open the bag.
 
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#197013
Rick

Re:Supermarket safety. 6 Days, 4 Hours ago  
Honey wrote:

Like those safety adverts from the seventies. They might have been daft but there is a generation of us who avidly close farmgates, dip not dazzle, and remember that the outside lane is for overtaking only!



They certainly need them back for pedestrians: 'Don't just step out into the road - you're liable to be flattened by a car!' Sad we need such messages, but my god we do!
 
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