Woolworths advertised that they would top up their stock in the evening of Wednesday after early shutdown and asked the disabled and elderly to shop in the priority hours 7-8 am, next morning.
When I follow the Woolworths promise to shop in Woolworths Hurstville at 7:20am today, I find all critical supplies are exhausted
No toilet paper, fresh meat, egg, flour, rice, noodle, pasta, canned soup, nor dried/ chilled vegetable is available!
The elderly shopping hour of Woolworths has nothing on the shelf and it is very disappointing that no supply from Woolworths 7-8am is available to buy.
Then I find Woolworths starts to replenish the shelf after 8am, opened to the general public, instead of last evening.
The elderly cannot compete with the young and energetic to have any purchase.
It seems the promised stock of Woolworths for the elderly is untrue and it is really hurting.
Perhaps Fair Trade NSW could follow up any irresponsible shopping advertisement.
Paul Lo, Penshurst
I wouldn't like to be near these panic merchants if my town was being bombed or I was on a leaky boat in the middle of the ocean.
Gary Frances, Bexley
Handling coronavirus fears
In the outbreak of the coronavirus, I have taken matters into my own hands.
Knowing the virus can be spread through touch, I have placed a sign in the front entry of my shop asking valued customers to disinfect their hands before entering.
Our store is full of textures and beautiful products and customers like to feel the linen and try on jewellery and clothes.
I thought that if we can at least do our bit for our customers by offering them a hygiene environment to shop, then we are doing something to help stem the outbreak also.
I don't know why more shops haven't done this.
Kathie Argyros, Ramsgate
Common sense is not that common
Didn't know so many fruitcakes (aka: doomsday preppers) lived in the elitist Shire.
Normal people cannot now do a normal shop. Shame on you.
I suppose you didn't donate to the bushfire cause, either.
It seems common sense is not that common.
K Baker, Engadine
Slow progress on ban
If we are like a lot of other people, they will have an ever increasing stockpile of heavy plastic bags. With the lightweight bags, we use them multiple times as they are so handy (pack the lunch for work, pick up the dog poo, use as a rubbish bag, etc). We don't do big planned shops for a month at a time like some people, but rather, lots of little ad-hoc purchases if and when we are in the mood. So we end up buying new heavy bags nearly every time we shop because we can never get into the habit of taking them with us.
The solution to the pollution issue, is clearly biodegradable/compostable light-weight bags. The government needs to force this, as shops will never move across to them otherwise.
Jason Firmstone, Como
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