Asda shoppers call out man bulk buying – then mock what’s in his trolley

Asda shoppers called out a man who appeared to be panic-buying amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic – but then mocked the contents of his trolley.

Despite assurances that the country has enough supplies, people have been clearing the shelves of things they think could run out – including toilet paper, hand sanitiser and pasta.

But one man had a very different definition of the 'essentials' when he popped into Asda to stock up.

Brian and his wife Emma Rogers spotted the unusual purchase when they popped into an Asda just outside of Glasgow.

In the photo he was seen with an entire shopping trolley full of the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru – interesting choice.

  • Coronavirus: Corner shop helping fight illness by offering free hand gel to the elderly

  • Nurse's selfie shows brutal effect of treating coronavirus patients

According to Brian, other people called the man out as he walked around the store.

He told Mirror Online: "People were all staring at him and saying 'dont Nick all of the irn bru'.

"He looked very defensive. It is disrupting the normal supply chain.

"People were saying he should only be allowed to have one or two. He filled his trolley up to the brim.

"He couldn't out any more in."

  • Coronavirus: Teacher's pepper trick perfectly shows children importance of washing hands

His wife Emma said: "The bottles were rolling around on the till.

"It was the most ridiculous spectacle."

And about coronavirus generally, Emma said it's "bringing out and best and worst in people".

"People have started talking to me in Sainsbury's which never usually happens."

In the UK 35 people have died with 1,391 confirmed cases of the virus.

The Government has asked that anyone with a cough or high temperature self-isolates for seven days.

Along with many other supermarkets, Asda has released a statement relating to the empty shelves at many of its stores.

It says: "Whilst we are doing everything we can to maintain the availability of products for all our customers, we are asking our customers to shop responsibly in our stores and online so that everyone has access to the essentials."

A spokesman also asked customers to be kind to employees, who are doing everything they can to keep the shelves as full as possible in this difficult time.

The company has also implemented a two item limit on essential items like hand sanitizer and cleaning products.

Source: Read Full Article