Sometimes a rant is good for the soul.
I don’t often go on a rant like this because I don’t like feeling as though I’m getting on my high horse or anything like that. That’s not the way this is intended.
I can empathise more with those stockpiling for themselves, buying out of fear and panic. I can’t empathise with those buying out a supermarket in order to resell it at a ridiculously inflated price online, making profit from tragedy and desperation.
I’ve been to 2x Boots stores, Superdrug, Tesco, 2x Tesco Express, 2x Sainsbury’s and a local pharmacy, all of which are out of stock of antibacterial hand wipes, hand sanitisers, OTC paracetamol and ibuprofen. Ditto the online stores. It’s a little late implementing purchasing limits when it’s all gone.
It’s just frustrating seeing the bare shelves, reading how people can’t get the essentials they actually need right now for themselves & their families, and then seeing that some have bought 200 hand sanitiser gels and £200 worth of toilet roll. The worst offenders are those reselling a packet of hand wipes online for £40.
This isn’t about people buying a couple of things and being sensible. This is about those acting selfishly with no thought as to anyone else.
Have you been affected by shortages, seen shelves bare or essentials being sold at stupid high prices? Does this irk you too?