“Too many people have been watching 28 Days Later and thinking we’re going to run out of food, it’s just got a wee bit out of hand.
My wife came home on Sunday from work – she’s worked at Tesco for 25 years now and she’s worked Christmases and New Years and she’s never seen anything like it in her life.”
Usually, Angela comes home and says ‘how are you doing?’ That day she just came in and when he asked her how she was he could tell by her misdemeanor that something was very wrong. “She just looked at me, walked straight past me, went into the bedroom and just lay on the bed. I asked ‘are you ok?’ and she just started crying, nobody should come home from work like that.
The kids were wondering what was wrong with their mom as well, so Allan tried to explain to them that people were jerks to her and her friends at work. “They asked why? And said ‘mum’s not done anything wrong.’”
Allan pointed out that people working at stores are just trying to serve the public and do their best. “To be called names, be shouted at and blamed for these things is past a joke.”
He took to Facebook and made this appeal:
“TO YOU SELFISH, HORRIBLE CUSTOMERS that have been in Tesco today I hope you’re f***ing proud of yourselves.
“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 cleanser?
“Just to put you straight you a**holes, it’s not my wife’s fault and it’s not the normal customers’ fault.
“It’s the bloody idiots like YOU that have come into the store in their thousands today and all week panic buying, being selfish and not giving a care in the world about the other vulnerable 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!
“Just remember that just like my wife and the rest of her colleagues have more likely a higher chance of catching this coronavirus, more than you, as they’ve got to deal with the thousands of customers that walk through the doors.
“We’ve got kids at home, we have grandparents over 65 at home, so what are 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.