19th October 2019

These posts were originally posted on the MoneySavingForums (a UK money management site), I am moving my journals across to WordPress to have them in chronological order. I’m not sure how much of other people’s words I’m allowed to copy across from one site to another, so in some sections I may summarise conversations.

Is anyone here stockpiling food for Brexit?

What are you stockpiling?

How long are stockpiling for? Days? Weeks?

I havent yet and I’m wondering how far behind I am

I don’t know if I’m letting my anxiety get the better of me

I feel a little silly

My aunt was like “so how much have you got stockpiled for Brexit?” And I’m like “…none?!” And now I’m worried I need a stockpile.

I mean. Worse case scenario. November is tinned food month.

But generally speaking my aunt is a very sensible and smart person, I trust her. Her partner inspects the warehouses where shops store thier foods, so that’s where their anxiety comes from I think.

I’ve just done an online Asda shop so I can have it all come at once, I cant carry what I’ve got in the basket. I’ll order it to arrive Monday so I have time to change it if I’ve missed something or overbought something.

It’s not like dried pasta and tinned tomatoes goes off.

And just because its anxiety driven doesn’t mean its wrong. Having food in is never a bad idea.

Edit: Amazing. I was so hung up on the idea of the online shop being my Brexit shop that it didnt occur to me to put my regular shop on there too. I went to the supermarket and bought a week of food when I could’ve just bought two days and let the truck bring in the next. Silly.

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