Today we paid our first visit to the supermarket water station. After yesterday’s televised chaos, those issuing the water seemed to be taking a more cautious approach giving us just 6 x 1.5 litre bottles (as opposed to the 2 x trays of 12 each yesterday). So, we had to go to the main supermarket to buy some extra water – cue unneccessary staff interference.
My pregnant girlfriend had a 5 litre bottle snatched from her hands by a member of Tesco staff who went on to reprimand her for taking more than the 12 litres allowed…nice. No signs anywhere to let us know there was a limit but who needs signs when you’ve got overly aggressive staff.
Meanwhile in Longford and Longlevens, rumours of looting are spreading. On the plus side Cash Converters have got some new stock in.
The bowsers seem to have more water in today. I expected tempers to be fraying by now but everyone seems to have just got used to the water situation. Neighbours have knocked on the door for the first time since we moved in (18 months ago!) and most people, tesco staff excluded, are keen to help.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar?