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Better yet, tell your accountant you'll  mail them ... OR scan them and email anything to him.her.  Instruct him to send forms back to you the same way.  That's how I'm handling it with my tax accountant!

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I have a theory that people who panic buy won't be sensible with the stash

Much food will be wasted because they didn't check the expiry or eaten by the dog.

Better still, people will eat more.......because it's there !!.

I guess if we run out of money, you can't buy anything anyhow.


Sorry for being judgemental but I'm glad I have an ounce of sense.



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Pandemic, it's funny you'd say that about wastage.  I was talking to a grocery store manager and she said that she couldn't believe how much they'd sold, that trucks hadn't been able to come in in 2 days (no one at loading docks to load to get truck on road???!!!) and people had already been being rude (downright ignorant) demanding product...in polite quaint lil old Canada!  She commented that some of the ones she'd watched grabbing produce etc - that there was no way they could eat it all before spoiling and it would just be wasted.  She looked 'smooth on the surface' but you could tell nerves were wearing thin talking to her - I feel sorry for all working direct with public right now (esp retail), not just due to the fact they are at much higher risk of catching this, but also because they have to put up with peoples bs 'entitlement' issues.  

I tend to say it like I see it - glad I wasn't there when she was getting swore at etc, I would have likely put a foot into it all, and opened my mouth.  Any & every time I've dealt with her she's been a nice lady, very professional and doesn't deserve that.

Oh and on another side note - a Walmart that opened at 9 am was 'sold out' of TP by 9:05 according to a sign on door, and some one I know who stocks shelves at WM said both the last 2 nights loads arriving smaller then expected (much smaller!).  

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We all knew this was going to happen, people fighting over TP,  food they will never use purchased (no forethought), people being rude to the grocery store people.  I believe that is why we all Prepped for this event.  I did not want to be in huge infectious lines trying to get anything, so I am sitting here for the next 4 months able to have almost anything I need especially after my garden is going.  Fresh veggies I have to wait for but other than that I am in good shape.   WHY because I prepped!  People stuck their heads in the sand and now they DEMAND what they want like little babies!  I feel sorry for the people who work at all the stores they do not deserve this! 

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Wow.. check out the line to get into Costco.

https://mobile.twitter.com/lopp/status/1239676109731647491

Glad I prepared. 

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WOW!  Let's all join the contagion line.....

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Originally posted by Technophobe Technophobe wrote:

WOW!  Let's all join the contagion line.....

WOW!  My thoughts exactly!  And to read the comments - one guy says 'it's preppers who cause this, the stores are still open everything as normal'...some still can't see this...wow...just WOW.

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Originally posted by ME163 ME163 wrote:

Jack, did you prepared ? I did and still needed to go to Walmart .  It is ok to be scared ,  We are all in the same boat.   


We’re good, but I’m still picking up what I can. Despite me telling them for a month and a half to stock up, my in-laws didn’t. They’re seniors with a ton of pre-existing conditions, and when I was over there on Sunday, they told me they were fine for food and could “probably last 12 days”. Yep, not even two weeks. I told them it was not enough, so they said they’d run down to Costco and get more. You can imagine how that went.


So... now I’m last minute prepping for two more mouths. I’m actually finding a lot bouncing between stores, but I wish I didn’t have to at this stage.



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Overhead this evening in my local Vons - “In six weeks there’s going to be a bunch of f*****g idiots with too much food”



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That may have a grain of truth in it.  They will be effectively starving, but with more pasta than will feed an army and enough loo roll to mop up a large lake.  IDIOTS!!!

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There having real trouble stocking shelfs here in Aroura and  Burbs! Stock in the am gone by PM!They have to get these down or There well be hungry people here!!Good thing i found these site and followed its advice.Thanks to the Old timers who helped me u know who u are lol


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If you want a loo roll here you have to go to Asda between 3 and 4pm - in person!  Delivery comes in at 3, sold out by 4.  

Forget it if you are SIP.  Online orders are filled out early AM.  No paper products at all by then.  Thankfully, we have stores in the barn and I'm buying vast quantities of napkins - still available, as the hoarders have not woken up to that yet - to stay ahead of the curve.  TP is definitely rationed here.

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Originally posted by Graywolf Graywolf wrote:

There having real trouble stocking shelfs here in Aroura and  Burbs! Stock in the am gone by PM!They have to get these down or There well be hungry people here!!Good thing i found these site and followed its advice.Thanks to the Old timers who helped me u know who u are lol


Hey Graywolf,  FluMom here I am also in Colorado...I have not been out to a grocery store since 3/12 and my Kings was very empty on can goods.  I have no idea what it looks like today!   I hope we do not have hungry people at least my close friends know I will help them if they need anything.  People are NOT going to starve at least not in the next 2-3 months.   Truck are moving food is being made at canneries so I am not worried.  80% of the people will be just fine and fine fast so everything will keep running.    

I am so glad you are ready and staying at home.  If Albert's Forum has helped you I am happy that is why we have all been here for so many years!  

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Got back from Walmart last night.... Almost all of the food is gone.  Restockers told me that store hours are being changed and that they limited us to one item of water.  got another jug of distilled water for my gf .  She needs it for her C pap.  Had to go to Dollar tree for a few items but it was cool.  Dollar tree is one of the only places in town with anything.  Ammo is all gone at Walmart.  Got a lot of it 2 months ago.   It is going to be hell for those who are not prepared. 

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ME163 this is why we all have been prepping for all these years...IT'S SHOW TIME!   We all knew the grocery stores would be empty and people running around like mice trying to protect their very vulnerable families.  Sorry, I told you so to so many friends and family who are now without.  Why I planned with rice and beans and plastic bags to put out if they need food.  Packed all that in mylar tubs with O2 absorbers 10 years ago.  

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Originally posted by Technophobe Technophobe wrote:

That may have a grain of truth in it.  They will be effectively starving, but with more pasta than will feed an army and enough loo roll to mop up a large lake.  IDIOTS!!!

They took the pasta but left the sauce 😅😅😅

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I saw an ugly scene on YouTube at a supermarket in London. At opening time, an army of trolleys trying to rush through a narrow doorway. I mean it was chaos. Screaming, shouting, pushing. No thought to social distancing. I mean it was chaotic shere ignorance on a selfishness level beyond reasoning of the herd  mentality😥

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We all knew this would be what would happen in a Pandemic...we all knew it.  That is why most of us are safe in our homes and have plenty of what we need.  It is sad...but hopefully stores will get restocked in the U.S. don't know about other countries.  I put away beans and rice for my good neighbors if things get really bad.  They can survive I also have plenty of spices to give to them to add flavor.  Have tons of baggies to pack this all in so I can leave it outside before I call them to come and get it.    

This is real guys we are all ready so don't feel guilty that we have and others do not.  It is what it is!

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My son went to the local Meijer store early this morning. NO rice of any kind. NO meat except for  6 packages of  chicken thighs, NO Sambucol except for a few packages of the tablets. NO salted butter. NO pasta except for Rotini. NO canned meat or tuna. But they had oysters and crab.

Shelves were all half emptied of  other foods. He found 6 cases of his favorite water, so he got 2..the limit... He bought the last 2 jars of peanut butter. They are real low on flour and sugar.

 The store was open 24/7 and will now be open 8am - 10 pm. 7-8 am for seniors only  on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.


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This is AMERICA!  We WILL restock shelves it will take time but think about it, 300,000,000 people trying to stock their homes!!!  We knew this was going to happen some day that is why we are home and ready for most of us.  Some of you new people just got caught in a bad time to try and do what we have done for years.  I wish all of you the best in getting your stores in!

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Originally posted by Newbie1A Newbie1A wrote:

Pandemic, it's funny you'd say that about wastage.  I was talking to a grocery store manager and she said that she couldn't believe how much they'd sold, that trucks hadn't been able to come in in 2 days (no one at loading docks to load to get truck on road???!!!) and people had already been being rude (downright ignorant) demanding product...in polite quaint lil old Canada!  She commented that some of the ones she'd watched grabbing produce etc - that there was no way they could eat it all before spoiling and it would just be wasted.  She looked 'smooth on the surface' but you could tell nerves were wearing thin talking to her - I feel sorry for all working direct with public right now (esp retail), not just due to the fact they are at much higher risk of catching this, but also because they have to put up with peoples bs 'entitlement' issues.  

I tend to say it like I see it - glad I wasn't there when she was getting swore at etc, I would have likely put a foot into it all, and opened my mouth.  Any & every time I've dealt with her she's been a nice lady, very professional and doesn't deserve that.

Oh and on another side note - a Walmart that opened at 9 am was 'sold out' of TP by 9:05 according to a sign on door, and some one I know who stocks shelves at WM said both the last 2 nights loads arriving smaller then expected (much smaller!).  


the main supermarkets are rationing products now. Still the trolleys arrive enmass. I'm hearing now that there's a run on freezers at some stores in UK...I mean, where does it end✨♥

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Another story emerged of an elderly gentlemen in London, in a supermarket. A younger person told him that he didn't need food because he, Quote, ' would probably die of Coronavirus' unquote😥

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Originally posted by Pandemic Pandemic wrote:

Another story emerged of an elderly gentlemen in London, in a supermarket. A younger person told him that he didn't need food because he, Quote, ' would probably die of Coronavirus' unquote😥

That younger person needs a kick in the a$$ - with a steel toed boot at full force!  How ignorant can you get... Hoping the gentleman has family or a neighbor or someone who can help him so less likely to get exposed!!! A holes, sorry - but that type of ignorance burns my tail feathers!!! 

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You think that is bad wait till you see this next generation coming up...they are rude at 7 yrs old....not just one or two a lot of them are rude and uncaring.  I blame the parents they are not involved in their kids lives they are on their phones and social media and the kids have NO manners or caring because their parents are not training or loving! 

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Don’t forget that this situation is extremely fluid. The stores will begin to have trouble restocking the shelves when enough of the workforce faces mandatory SIPs and food production, packaging and delivery become an issue.



 

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It has been interesting to see how the stuff runs out. Then the government blames people for hoarding. I think people are mostly just buying a lot and that is what they should do. I dont get why they focused on toilet paper. I got caught without a few things. We have just one thermometer. I use the wal mart app then just pick it up. Only have to deal with one person. Lots if stuff unavailable. 

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Not a grocery experience except in the fleeting thought that I "might" stop in a store when I went out today.....didn't happen...

I dropped off a couple of bags of provisions on my son's porch this morning. His wife is at home working, she is a therapist and is doing all of her appointments online now (telemedicine) but son is still working in his shop he runs. He is doing contact less delivery now, they lock the doors, customers call in, then they fill the order and put it outside, they tell customer to go sit in their truck (mostly trucks and vans) and then get out and get the stuff after they go back inside. He loves it..lol...he runs a building contractor supply store - so its all contracts with companies, not the general public.


Was my first time driving in the car since last Friday. Saw people walking and jogging alone, saw one person walking with a mask on. Others walking dogs. A couple of ladies walking together but they seemed to be apart some distance between them.

I was seriously too chicken to stop anywhere...1) I dont really need anything and 2) I couldn't help but think that the store would have coughers that would freak me out, or any food places...the virus could be on cups or the wrapper or whatever. I'm just not going to chance it.

Got a huge Amazon order in today too...unpacked everything outside with gloves that I changed frequently, then I clorox wiped all the surfaces of the products  and threw the boxes over my fence until trash day. 

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Well people are hoarding TP...lord how much do you need!  I have had lots for years in my shed but that is long before this virus.  Just keep a lot just in case well we are now in Just In Case!  I do not consider myself a hoarder,  I have 2 large old boxes of Tide, I use pods now but my son needed laundry soap...it is expensive so I gave him one of the old Tides.  Having a lot of stuff does not mean you are a hoarder it means you are thoughtful.

I agree with you 300 Million people are trying to be ready for at least 2 weeks of SIP and maybe more so the Grocery stores are going to be empty...it is what it is!

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I went into a store BCF, which stands for boating, camping, fishing, in OZ. One staff member came up to greet me and was standing next to me. I noticed her weezing. I said you don't sound well as i stepped back. She said yes I have a chest infection. She says don't worry its not corona. While stepping back further i asked when was she tested... She said no i haven't been tested, but its not corona.  Okay... literally drop items and leaving the scene. 

I could see her face as i left. She was upset. like i didn't believe her..

As i walked out the store i noticed another woman sweeping the floor. She was sick a hell. Very obviously sick. She was blocking my path. What do i do???    Pac-Man! No power pellets in sight! Damn!  Exit ASAP

They all watched me zig zag out the store. Probably laughing...

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Why I am totally SIP.  People are going to be sick and work...just the way people are!

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Rumour has it that our local food shop (only one on the island) will close its doors next week, and go to internet shopping.  

I had a look at the range of goods offered by the shop for internet shopping and they are extremely limited.  For example the wife is lactose intolerant and only one kind of standard milk is being offered which will produce explosive stomach problems for her (we have some powdered milk, but not enough).  


It will be interesting at how our eating habits will have to change  

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Originally posted by cobber cobber wrote:

I went into a store BCF, which stands for boating, camping, fishing, in OZ. One staff member came up to greet me and was standing next to me. I noticed her weezing. I said you don't sound well as i stepped back. She said yes I have a chest infection. She says don't worry its not corona. While stepping back further i asked when was she tested... She said no i haven't been tested, but its not corona.  Okay... literally drop items and leaving the scene. 

I could see her face as i left. She was upset. like i didn't believe her..

As i walked out the store i noticed another woman sweeping the floor. She was sick a hell. Very obviously sick. She was blocking my path. What do i do???    Pac-Man! No power pellets in sight! Damn!  Exit ASAP

They all watched me zig zag out the store. Probably laughing...


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Edwin, get her some pills on the internet. Not necessarily these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Best-Naturals-Natural-Lactase-Enzyme-3000-FCC-ALU-180-Tablets/173545718328?epid=23023553094&hash=item2868218238:g:uUQAAOSwZJJbo6ET#

or drops

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Colief-Infant-Drops-15ml-Lactase-Enzyme-Drops-for-Baby-Calming-Colic-Relief/133340334639?epid=19033520041&hash=item1f0bb40a2f:g:48wAAOSwdi5eT6SA also not necessarily this version.

That is what I do for hubby.  (Also intolerant)  I keep the drops in my kitchen and put a few in things like butter and cheese before cooking.  Then he just eats with the rest of us.



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ok, I am laughing at this one.  Why, because I grew up with one channel on TV ,  One store to buy food at and it was only open 5 days a week, You had to drive 1 hour to get to a town of any size and the store was only open from noon to 8 at night.  It was however, a wonderful place to shop at.  I got  free candy and a soda from the owner.  He had a cat named king who would not let me go and he had live chickens.  He would let me play with the toys in the store and gave me matchbox cars once a month.  He served in Ww2 and was injured by a mortar attack.  He had an artificial leg.   he was so funny.  

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My online grocery delivery service cancelled my order yesterday because so many of the items I requested were out of stock.

I decided to hazard to the local grocer this morning and take out some extra cash, just in case. I'm glad I did considering the "pause" was announced after I got back. The only thing they were pointedly out of was bread. There was one lone sad looking bag of tortillas on one shelf.

Meat was picked over, but I was able to pick up a few pounds of ground sirloin and everything else on my list.  Because they were low on staff there were no deliveries, so I put back the bag of flour and kitty litter.  I just couldn't carry it.   But the store had pasta, rice, canned soups and veg.  The canned meats section was well picked over, but there were a few items left.  Cake, brownie and muffin mixes were lacking, but there was still some there.  Their freezer section was full.  They still had paper towels, napkins, tissues and toilet paper.  Their produce section looked strangely untouched.  I guess people are forgoing fresh fruit and veg and going for non-perishables.  

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My local Vons store has a new addition to the line outside. They have a police officer on duty 😳



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Yep, I bet police will be needed in a lot of spots now.

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Originally posted by WitchMisspelled WitchMisspelled wrote:

My online grocery delivery service cancelled my order yesterday because so many of the items I requested were out of stock.

I decided to hazard to the local grocer this morning and take out some extra cash, just in case. I'm glad I did considering the "pause" was announced after I got back. The only thing they were pointedly out of was bread. There was one lone sad looking bag of tortillas on one shelf.

Meat was picked over, but I was able to pick up a few pounds of ground sirloin and everything else on my list.  Because they were low on staff there were no deliveries, so I put back the bag of flour and kitty litter.  I just couldn't carry it.   But the store had pasta, rice, canned soups and veg.  The canned meats section was well picked over, but there were a few items left.  Cake, brownie and muffin mixes were lacking, but there was still some there.  Their freezer section was full.  They still had paper towels, napkins, tissues and toilet paper.  Their produce section looked strangely untouched.  I guess people are forgoing fresh fruit and veg and going for non-perishables.  

If you can manage a backpack, it may be more convenient for heavier items or a rolling bag/cart.

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I can't hoosiermom.  I had a mild stroke about three years ago that left me with severe balance issues (thank heaven cognitive skills were completely untouched!) I can't carry anything over 10lbs or push anything too heavy (like a rolling cart) without becoming a fall risk.  I took my nifty dandy rollator that gives me a lot of freedom for shopping.  I can carry bags on the seat, off the handle bars...  But the two heaviest items totaling 15 lbs with the other things was just too much for me.  Its okay.  I have 15lbs of flour in stores.  I thought I'd pick some up because my upstairs neighbor is a GREAT buy who helps me out with some things will receive regular care packages of home-made bread and rolls now that we're all home.  

Not sure why I picked up kitty litter.  I have five months stash at home already.  There's always Chewy!  

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I decided to suit up and check out the Safeway at Ocean Beach here is San Francisco. Shelves were stripped. The produce section was empty but some things were being restocked. Frozen meat gone, cheese and yogurt were gone,  Meat section empty but some limited restocking was happening. Seafood counter was empty. There was plenty of chips and bread but paper products were gone.

The part that had me shaking my head was the people. There were a few young and middle aged people wearing masks, but large numbers of elderly people who seemed completely oblivious to the risks with no masks, hand sanitizer, or any precautions. Maybe 20% of us had masks and gloves.

Took some pictures and will upload them when I figure out how to get them from my phone to my computer lol. That is the last time I will go out to any store for the next 3-4 months or so.

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Originally posted by WitchMisspelled WitchMisspelled wrote:

I can't hoosiermom.  I had a mild stroke about three years ago that left me with severe balance issues (thank heaven cognitive skills were completely untouched!) I can't carry anything over 10lbs or push anything too heavy (like a rolling cart) without becoming a fall risk.  I took my nifty dandy rollator that gives me a lot of freedom for shopping.  I can carry bags on the seat, off the handle bars...  But the two heaviest items totaling 15 lbs with the other things was just too much for me.  Its okay.  I have 15lbs of flour in stores.  I thought I'd pick some up because my upstairs neighbor is a GREAT buy who helps me out with some things will receive regular care packages of home-made bread and rolls now that we're all home.  

Not sure why I picked up kitty litter.  I have five months stash at home already.  There's always Chewy!  

Good neighbors are such a blessing! So Thankful you have such wonderful ones. Wish you lived closer I would absolutely help you with heavy loads or whatever. Take care! 

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Aww!! Thank you Hoosiermom  

Good neighbors is a blessing. Being a good neighbor is crucial at these times. He and I discussed "circling the wagons" over the phone yesterday. He's presently in self imposed quarantine. His ex's b/f tested positive and he's been around the kids. He's taking no chances of spreading it in case he turns positive. So, he told me, put my trash by my door and he'll take it out. I told him I'm baking and will text him when I leave a care package for him outside my door. With the next care package, I am going to include a half dozen surgical masks to reduce him possibly infecting others if he gets cabin fever and needs to take a walk outside.

It's at times like this communities need to pull together.  No man is an island.  

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My friends help us and we them.  Even without this bug, we aid one another all the time.  

You are so right!  My preps are mostly aiding Myself, Eirinn and Hubby at the moment, but the rescources are there for many more.

Surviving is easier as a group - physically and mentaly!

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https://www.cleveland.com/nation/2020/03/woman-claims-shes-ill-intentionally-coughs-on-pa-grocery-stores-food-police-say.html



This is sad grocery store news.

WE all need to be looking out for each other not making it harder.

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