Panic buying is a recent phenomenon that was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic rise. Supermarkets have been emptied by people who are scared that stores will eventually run out of food and toilet paper, so stocking up on everything seems perfectly reasonable to them.
Grocery store workers are unfortunately in the front line of all of this. People don't care about their feelings and have gotten nastier and meaner during this pandemic. Customers suddenly decided to become as disrespectful and aggressive as possible, and grocery workers are suffering because of it.
Allen Breathet is the husband of a grocery store worker in the U.K. His wife has been undergoing an incredible amount at her Tesco job ever stress ever since the pandemic began .
One day she came home in tears due to the increase of hostility and aggression by customers, so Allen decided to write a Facebook post about it:
TO YOU SELFISH, HORRIBLE CUSTOMERS that have been in Tescos today I hope your f#@cking proud of yourselfs. My wife has just come home from work and in tears telling me that today has been the worst day ever!!!! She's had to endure being shouted at, called names and treated with no respect being told that this is her fault! that the queues are massive! and why are the queues taking so long to go down?, why is there no toilet roll?, rice?, pasta and hand clenser? etc.!!!!!!!. Just to put you straight you assholes. It's not my wife's fault! And Its not the normal customers fault. It's the bloody idiots like YOU! that have come into the store in there thousands today and all week panic buying, being selfish and not giving a care in world about the other vunrable people in your community that actually need the items and food more than you.........so to anyone that's going into any Tesco store or big retailers just remember that the people that are serving you are just trying their best! And just remember that just like my WIFE and the rest of her colleagues. They have more likely a higher chance of catching this corona virus more than you, as they got to deal with the thousands of customers that walk through the doors. We got kids at home! We have grand parents over 65 at home, so what the chances of her getting it and passing it on to the rest of the family.??????????. YOU SHOULD BE THANKING THE STAFF IN THE SHOPS FOR BEING THERE AND TREATING THEM WITH SOME UNDERSTANDING AND MOST OF ALL RESPECT. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TO YOU SELFISH, HORRIBLE CUSTOMERS that have been in Tescos today I hope your f#@cking proud of yourselfs. My wife has...Posted by Allan Breathet on Sunday, March 15, 2020