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People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by abbby » Fri, 14 May 2021 4:29 pm

Not sure if my eyes are playing tricks, but there's a longggg Q of people queuing up to buy groceries, toilet paper again...why are they behaving so crazily like last year? Can't buy like normal? I mean we are still allowed to go out and buy.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 May 2021 8:31 pm

Well, I'm avoiding the toilet tissue thing all together. I installed bidets on both of our toilets. I'm not talking about the normal Asian spray hose, but the ones that does the job neatly with a choice of nozzles installed on the toilet itself. It last Mar or Apr (2020) and our consumption of TP is virtually zero now. Should have done it 20 years ago.
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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 14 May 2021 8:43 pm

NTUC has announced various limits. Let see if I can post.
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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by therat » Fri, 14 May 2021 9:46 pm

May I know where to find this poster?
I cannot find in fairprice FB or the web

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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by PNGMK » Sat, 15 May 2021 7:21 am

therat wrote:
Fri, 14 May 2021 9:46 pm
May I know where to find this poster?
I cannot find in fairprice FB or the web
It may be fake.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by therat » Sat, 15 May 2021 9:52 am

PNGMK wrote:
Sat, 15 May 2021 7:21 am
therat wrote:
Fri, 14 May 2021 9:46 pm
May I know where to find this poster?
I cannot find in fairprice FB or the web
It may be fake.
I google and found the exact same poster, release on Mar 2020.
It's no fake but it's outdated

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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 15 May 2021 1:24 pm

abbby wrote:
Fri, 14 May 2021 4:29 pm
Not sure if my eyes are playing tricks, but there's a longggg Q of people queuing up to buy groceries, toilet paper again...why are they behaving so crazily like last year? Can't buy like normal? I mean we are still allowed to go out and buy.
Yes, I went to 3 different supermarkets yesterday but wasn’t able to buy anything because of the crazy queues. Fairprice was the worst by far.

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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 15 May 2021 1:26 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Fri, 14 May 2021 8:31 pm
Well, I'm avoiding the toilet tissue thing all together. I installed bidets on both of our toilets. I'm not talking about the normal Asian spray hose, but the ones that does the job neatly with a choice of nozzles installed on the toilet itself. It last Mar or Apr (2020) and our consumption of TP is virtually zero now. Should have done it 20 years ago.
That’s exactly what we did 5 years ago. We had the Japanese style bidet installed right in the toilet bowl, with some buttons on the side of the toilet to operate it. It’s been a life changer. Came in so handy last year especially.

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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 May 2021 1:59 pm

Exactly, ours is water powered so no issue as long as you have water pressure. and yeah, ours has two knobs so you can adjust the pressure, and choice of nozzles. depending where you want to clean. Pretty nifty I must say.
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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by Lisafuller » Sun, 16 May 2021 12:52 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Sat, 15 May 2021 1:59 pm
Exactly, ours is water powered so no issue as long as you have water pressure. and yeah, ours has two knobs so you can adjust the pressure, and choice of nozzles. depending where you want to clean. Pretty nifty I must say.
It’s worked out amazing for us. While everyone else has been scrambling to buy toilet paper, we haven’t broken a sweat. We have 4 different levels of pressure, the only thing missing is a drying function!

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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by abbby » Mon, 17 May 2021 1:39 pm

still having very long queues..omg, when is this going to end..?
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Re: People are queuing at supermarkets again

Post by abbby » Mon, 17 May 2021 1:39 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Fri, 14 May 2021 8:43 pm
NTUC has announced various limits. Let see if I can post.IMG-20210514-WA0058.jpg
lol
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