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(RTE Ireland)   UK government today: Don't panic buy. UK government tomorrow: Wait, why is everyone panic buying?   (rte.ie) divider line
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1396 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 13 Oct 2021 at 4:05 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-13 4:30:13 PM  
16 votes:
So. UK Government says "we have plenty of gas, no need to panic."

UK panics and buys all the gasoline.

Then the UK Government says "we have plenty of things for Christmas"


And yet someone people are surprised at what happened next?

Drew should get a story in the Daily Fail saying "We have plenty of TotalFark memberships, no need to panic!"
 
2021-10-13 4:46:36 PM  
15 votes:

Carter Pewterschmidt: As someone who actually lives here and was in a supermarket only half an hour ago, what panic buying?

The petrol "crisis" is long over, haven't seen a single queue for a week now, and there's no sign of panic buying for food. There are concerns for supplies of some stuff but, as many other Fark articles make clear, this is happening around the world, including the US and Europe.


This is exactly what someone who is panic buying and trying to dissuade others from grabbing stuff he plans to hoard himself would say.
 
2021-10-13 4:15:27 PM  
13 votes:
A year ago at this time, I bought up TP 1 package/trip to store until I had a 5 year supply.

My girlfriend has shown I only had a 9 month supply and need to stock back up again.
 
2021-10-13 4:36:36 PM  
13 votes:

RTOGUY: I wish people would stop acting like a lack of Christmas gifts is a crisis.


Baby Jesus visits every house on Earth on the eve of His birthday and rummages through the loot piled under the tree. If He doesn't find something He likes, the household will suffer at least one major misfortune in the upcoming year. Sometimes He finds something acceptable but not delightful, and inflicts a minor curse. Only families who present Him with highly desired items can expect to prosper.

If enough people fail to placate Him, He will smite an entire region, nation, or the world.

Nobody can reliably predict what strikes His fancy from year to year, so it is important to acquire a vast assortment of sumptuous goods.

And that, my friends, is the *real* meaning of Christmas.

Jews don't do the Christmas thing, and see all the stuff that's happened to them over the millennia? Study it out.
 
2021-10-13 4:28:52 PM  
9 votes:
Good thing they Brexited, otherwise they'd be f*cked.
 
2021-10-13 4:14:58 PM  
8 votes:
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2021-10-13 4:14:59 PM  
8 votes:
It sounds like the Brits are worried the Red Coats aren't coming.
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2021-10-13 4:17:28 PM  
6 votes:

Dustin_00: A year ago at this time, I bought up TP 1 package/trip to store until I had a 5 year supply.

My girlfriend has shown I only had a 9 month supply and need to stock back up again.


Too much Taco Bell?
 
2021-10-13 4:09:40 PM  
5 votes:
Oh no! Won't someone PLEASE think of the consumer goods!!!
 
2021-10-13 4:29:41 PM  
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2021-10-13 4:44:12 PM  
4 votes:
As someone who actually lives here and was in a supermarket only half an hour ago, what panic buying?

The petrol "crisis" is long over, haven't seen a single queue for a week now, and there's no sign of panic buying for food. There are concerns for supplies of some stuff but, as many other Fark articles make clear, this is happening around the world, including the US and Europe.
 
2021-10-13 4:44:11 PM  
3 votes:

We Ate the Necco Wafers: It sounds like the Brits are worried the Red Coats aren't coming.
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Does... does Santa have a metal cranium?!
 
2021-10-13 4:21:09 PM  
2 votes:
If they need extra geese for christmas dinner there's dozens of the pooping farkers at the park by me.
 
2021-10-13 4:28:34 PM  
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2021-10-13 6:30:13 PM  
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2021-10-13 4:17:46 PM  
1 vote:
Was just watching a biden news brief  where he was going to open up the shipping docks 24/7

Part of me thinks why dont they do this already

Other part thinks your going to tell people with cushy 9 to 5.... off on weekends..... people now they have to work 12 hour shift work?
Good luck with that.
 
2021-10-13 4:19:24 PM  
1 vote:

stevenvictx: Was just watching a biden news brief  where he was going to open up the shipping docks 24/7

Part of me thinks why dont they do this already

Other part thinks your going to tell people with cushy 9 to 5.... off on weekends..... people now they have to work 12 hour shift work?
Good luck with that.


Shipyard jobs are a lot of things, but definitely not cushy.
 
2021-10-13 4:21:18 PM  
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