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The COVID-19 diaries: supermarket revisited


My kids ended up calling four times while I was at the supermarket… obviously going around 9 seemed very irregular to them! They were excited when I returned home with all the crappy things that I refuse to buy under normal circumstances.

I just heard a news article about a 45 year old woman punching someone outside a supermarket in Warkworth. I am pleased to report that there are no lines at 9pm but still lots of rules.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Brent Putze permalink
    04/04/2020 11:25 am

    Going to the Supermarket seems to be when the reality of it all hits home. It’s a tense experience. Which is a far cry from what it used to be. Working totally from home in normal times meant just popping down to the supermarket was almost a social outing. There was a wonderful supermarket employee greeting everybody at the door yesterday. He had a real friendly demeanour about him. He sort of combined instructions which a considerate welcoming which seemed to lighten the atmosphere and relaxed people in line. I was still pleased to get back home though. Another wonderful comic story Sarah, Thank you as always.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      06/04/2020 12:59 pm

      That must’ve raised your spirits! Thanks for your ongoing encouragement, Brent. I hope your drawing is going well

  2. 04/04/2020 11:28 am

    I have been banned from going to the supermarket as we are considered too old. It is very frustrating I can tell you. At least you got in an out before the crowds arriving. It’s the only “get out of Jail” thing individuals can do. At least the weather is sunny. But our dog can no longer go anywhere off leash. New rules from the city council.


  3. 04/04/2020 7:39 pm

    You’ve really nailed it again Sarah. Going to the supermarket or just walking the dog on-lead (small sacrifice for Betty) in the street – it’s all fraught – and I think a lot of that is because there are quite a few random numpties out there.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      04/04/2020 8:57 pm

      It is fraught, right? Also I hope you didn’t tick the notify me of new comments box again… not sure how you can turn that off once you’ve turned it on! Sorry!

  4. Barbara Grace permalink
    04/04/2020 9:09 pm

    I share your pain Robyn. I’m even suffering supermarket withdrawal, sad but true

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