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I was in Cosco last night and saw some dude leaving with one of those huge industrial pallet trolleys piled high with baked beans and tinned tuna. Nothing else as far as I could tell except a single big pizza.

When I passed the bean isle it looked like he might have taken half their stock.

So, own up, which one of you was it?

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I was in Cosco last night and saw some dude leaving with one of those huge industrial pallet trolleys piled high with baked beans and tinned tuna. Nothing else as far as I could tell except a single big pizza.

When I passed the bean isle it looked like he might have taken half their stock.

So, own up, which one of you was it?

The dear General brings us to a very good subject here.

Buying in bulk. Long shelf-life stuff.

I do this because here the cost savings are MASSIVE.

Washing powder

Soap

Shampoo

Tinned stuff

Dried stuff

come on add to the list, what, where, how much etc . . .

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Anybody buy directly from fruit/veg markets?

If so any tips?

1. Select the fruit and veg of your choice.

2. Take to man/woman at till/cash box (may be wearing an apron)

3. Hand over cash amount requested

4. Or; hand over larger note and wait for change.

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The dear General brings us to a very good subject here.

Buying in bulk. Long shelf-life stuff.

I do this because here the cost savings are MASSIVE.

Washing powder

Soap

Shampoo

Tinned stuff

Dried stuff

come on add to the list, what, where, how much etc . . .

Bog roll.

What with the baked bean diet though, I tend to get through it rather quickly, so maybe that doesnt count.

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I was in Cosco last night and saw some dude leaving with one of those huge industrial pallet trolleys piled high with baked beans and tinned tuna. Nothing else as far as I could tell except a single big pizza.

When I passed the bean isle it looked like he might have taken half their stock.

So, own up, which one of you was it?

didn't he have a 24ft role of tin foil as well.

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maybe he should have gone to a supplier? got a box of 24 tins or something

i've got around 250-300 tins stored away , along with other goodies

most are hidden , i hid around 100 tins in a couple of old audio speakers then put the covers back on , no-one would ever know...

who knows whats around the corner

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I was in Cosco last night and saw some dude leaving with one of those huge industrial pallet trolleys piled high with baked beans and tinned tuna. Nothing else as far as I could tell except a single big pizza.

Pregnant wife with a craving?

Single pizza was his treat for himself.

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Anybody buy directly from fruit/veg markets?

If so any tips?

Buy what's in season - it'll be so cheap you wont beleive it.

Dont be scared of 'ugly' veg - class A has nothing to do with taste, it's all about size and shape.

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didn't he have a 24ft role of tin foil as well.

Now you come to mention it... :lol:

Seriously, there might have been one tucked away in there, but it was the quantity of beans and tuna and almost nothing else which stuck out. I should have piccied him on my mobile so you'd all believe me, but I didnt want to risk a punch in the gob.... Can anybody corroborate my story? It was just after 6pm at Thurrock Cosco.

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I'd avoid tuna as I don't think it has the omega wotsits that you need from fish. I prefer sardines. I'm not a big fan of baked beans either - too much salt and sugar. I've stocked up on lentils and mong beans instead, although of course you'll need a supply of water and something to cook them on when the balloon goes up, so get your emergency water supply and kelly kettle sorted out...

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See things like that all the time.

People leaving wholesalers with van loads of cola or lightbulbs or kidney beans or whatever...

Would love to ask them "WTF do you need a pallet of shaving foam for?"

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I'd avoid tuna as I don't think it has the omega wotsits that you need from fish. I prefer sardines. I'm not a big fan of baked beans either - too much salt and sugar. I've stocked up on lentils and mong beans instead, although of course you'll need a supply of water and something to cook them on when the balloon goes up, so get your emergency water supply and kelly kettle sorted out...

It might have been some other sort of tinned fish, as you suggest. I wasn't going to go up to him for a close look...... He might have though I was coveting his stash, from the gubberrment or wotnot. Not wise to bother a man with clearly such a lot on his mind.

I'm sure about the beans tough.

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It might have been some other sort of tinned fish, as you suggest. I wasn't going to go up to him for a close look...... He might have though I was coveting his stash, from the gubberrment or wotnot. Not wise to bother a man with clearly such a lot on his mind.

I'm sure about the beans tough.

You should have muttered something to him like 'we're a group of disgruntled army officers planning a coup. We need chaps like you on board. Meet us at the disused nuclear bunker off the A13 in Essex. Bring your tins and there's a place guaranteed for you'.

If he agreed, he's a TFH. If he looked at you in abject confusion, he's probably running a small cafe in a caravan on a layby.

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Now you come to mention it... :lol:

Seriously, there might have been one tucked away in there, but it was the quantity of beans and tuna and almost nothing else which stuck out. I should have piccied him on my mobile so you'd all believe me, but I didnt want to risk a punch in the gob.... Can anybody corroborate my story? It was just after 6pm at Thurrock Cosco.

As Provisions Officer for the Mammoth Thurrock Summer Scout Camp 2009 I think I can solve the mystery. The 200 scouts and 20 empty trek carts waiting outside the supermarket might have given you a clue.

Were you the man with 20 bottles of cider and a Pot Noodle? Who goosed Brown Owl - a woman in her seventies - in passing? You should be ashamed of yourself.

Edited by juvenal

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I'm going to order 50 quids worth of stuff from Tesco .com. 10 quid off as it will be my first (and last) order with free delivery. I wont buy anything that's not on special offer though!

Are we going to see a return of bean threads?

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