Supermarkets are urging shoppers not to buy more than they need amid concern over coronavirus-linked stockpiling.
UK stores have been besieged by crowds of shoppers panic buying canned food, toilet paper, and cleaning shoppers, and are now being overwhelmed by crowds of people taking photos of those empty shelves to post on social media.
Stores such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco have been swarmed by shoppers taking pictures of these empty shelves, and then sharing them over twitter and facebook to use as an argument for whichever political party they support.
Conservative supporters are taking photos of empty shelves in the canned food section, and then captioning them with anti-labour statements.
Tory supporter Anne Smurgarth, 65, took several photos of a barren canned tuna section at her local Sainsbury’s and then shared them on her facebook decrying that “This is what life would have been like under Corbyn!!!”.
Lancaster Student Adam Taylor-Taroff, 21, posted a photo on twitter, and sarcastically asked “Tell me how great socialism is then?”
Meanwhile, in Chiswick, the local Sainsbury’s found itself assaulted by a frantic horde, who, upon opening, all rushed to toilet paper aisle, each hoping to be the first to upload a photo of the empty shelves online.
While many customers rushed to the expected aisles, cleaning supplies, canned food etc, Charlotte Pankiller, 25, rushed to the cereal aisle, which was completely barren.
“Everybody went to get the obvious things, but I wanted to be the first at the cereal aisle, while everybody else was distracted, as I knew that’d also be empty. And when I arrived it was completely barren, no Corn flakes, no Nesquick, nothing at all, even the golden grahams were gone. I was the first person on my social media to get a picture of the empty cereal aisle. Pretty smart thinking on my part.”
The Government has told people to ration out their photographs, as, due to the amount of idiots panic buying, and the lack of advice and leadership, they’ll be plenty of empty shelves to go around.