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what is the rush

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Jean

Jean Report 13 Dec 2012 01:18

shops are only closed on christmas day. so what is the big rush to get food. cant belive what some people buy, when we are supposed to be cutting back.

Dermot

Dermot Report 13 Dec 2012 07:57

No matter how smart or rich, we can only eat one meal at a time.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 13 Dec 2012 09:33

I suppose when we see a loaded trolley we don't know how many they have to feed. :-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 13 Dec 2012 09:43

Depending what is in the trolley, a lot of people will be buying food to put in the freezer, rather than have to go out when family are there for Christmas, or to last weeks if and when when the weather gets bad. :-)

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 13 Dec 2012 10:01

i dont over shop at christmas i never have its silly,
as im always out and about over christmas, n to be honest my cuboards are always well stocked, anyways,

but like has been said some people ay have huge fmailys staying for weeks they need to feed and may wana stay indoors and not shop while there their x

Kay????

Kay???? Report 13 Dec 2012 10:06

for some its a monthly shop with extras.

if they work then not to have to go out for a few days shopping for food they get a nice break.

although I suspect lots of money and a lot of food waste will go on impluse buys,,,,or must have because its tradition,

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 13 Dec 2012 10:06

We try to get in 2 weeks worth of supplies before Christmas, then not venture out again until the New Year.

So far, we've managed to stick to the small trolley although families with children who will be on School holiday are going to need a lot more than usual...let alone having to cater for additional guests.

Island

Island Report 13 Dec 2012 10:07

It's the panic buy fest of the year! It's tradition.

The shops will be packed again on boxing day to stock up on things shoppers didn't know they needed LOL

:-D :-D

BarneyKent

BarneyKent Report 13 Dec 2012 12:59

The medical profession now recognise this phenomenon and have named it "Headless Chicken Syndrome". One symptom of HCS is the uncontrollable urge to place two kilograms of chipolatas; 16 loaves of bread; a large tin of Olde Oak Ham and a roll of 24" wide turkey foil in your shopping trolley.
On January 2nd one and a half kilograms of the chipolatas goes into the dog and 15 loaves go out for the birds. In June, the tin of Olde Oak Ham is donated to the school summer fete and the turkey foil is in the back of the cupboard with the unused rolls from the previous 6 years.

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 13 Dec 2012 14:13

I do most of my shopping online - my order for Xmas week will be basically the same as usual with the added extras for the Xmas lunch & tea

After that it will be business as usual making the leftovers stretch till next shop and whats in the freezer

Though would agree with above if there were lots of visitors expected or children home from school the shop would have to be bigger

Thankfully neither applies :-D :-D

Merlin

Merlin Report 13 Dec 2012 14:15

Siege Mentality,lots of food is tipped which could be given to those in need. :-S :-S

Jean

Jean Report 14 Dec 2012 00:26

i can understand a lot of people buying extra if they have guests, and children at home. if your cupboards are full, please donate a couple of items to those in need. we never know if one day we will be in need.