OWETB wrote:I have stocks of stuff, lots of different things. I have been getting extra stuff for years and have not bought anything in a panic. The reason I have stocks is because years ago I had a pretty shit time financially when the recession was on, so getting something as simple as some washing liquid smashed a huge hole in my benefits. I think I got something like £62 a week - from that I still had all my bills to pay including my mortgage etc. When I managed to get out of the mess I vowed that I will never ever be in that position again, it was soul destroying and made me pretty ill with stress and worry.
So when I do my monthly shop I always buy something extra, might be bog roll, deodorant, cooking oil - anything that is on offer and it wont go off.
Asda had an offer on Mac3 razor blades a few years ago, the recommended price was £30 but they were down to £10, I bought enough that I will not ever have to buy anymore, washing liquid was half price, I got ten years worth. Tin foil, bin bags, bog roll the fucking lot but I have not had any impact on anyone else as when I got stuff it was plentyful and I make zero fucking apologies for having loads of stuff. If anyone I know needs owt, I will gladly sort them out.
Nothing wrong with that; we've always tended to buy stuff like pasta, beans, tinned tomatoes etc in bulk every couple of months rather than every week. Wouldn't do it now, though, obviously. Needs must.