The seven things to panic-buy now before all the other b*stards get there

The seven things to panic-buy now before all the other b*stards get there

ALL those other selfish, panicking b*stards are going to strip the shelves of goods so get to the supermarket before they do. But what to buy? 

Potatoes

In Asia they’ve been panic-buying rice, but over here there’s no need because it can be delivered from takeaways. Fill your trolley with British food staple the potato instead; so versatile it can be eaten baked, mashed, roasted or raw.

Chips

You can’t waste valuable potatoes by turning them into chips, nor can you be ars*d. So clear that freezer aisle of chips even if it means buying peri-peri or curly varieties you normally disapprove of. This is a global pandemic. Swallow your pride.

Batteries

You can’t have enough batteries when civilisation ends so shovel them in, even if you’re not entirely sure what you’re going to use them for. If anyone else attempts to get batteries, punch them.

Toilet roll

Life without toilet roll isn’t worth contemplating, especially on your all-starch diet of potatoes and chips. Get at least 3,600 rolls and fill your garage with it. It’ll all get used whatever.

Petrol

Self-isolating is all well and good, but a time may come when you need to load the family into the car and head for the Isle of Mull. Beat petrol rationing by filling at least six ten-gallon cans and store in the garage, by the toilet roll and any kindling.

DVDs

Think streaming will still be happening when the coronavirus hits? Dream on. With the whole nation at home buffering won’t just be a terrible fear but a daily reality. Get a few box sets in and you’ll be laughing.

High-strength lager

Battling other desperate survivors in the ruins for the last remaining antibiotics? The winner, as in any street fight, will be the one who’s most lagered up. Get the tins in. He who is most leathered on Special Brew will rule the post-coronavirus world.