Dear editor:

After several unsuccessful shopping trips over the last few weeks for paper towels and toilet rolls, my wife and I were pleased to hear that one of our major stores was setting aside a time for seniors only to shop.

Not so pleased when we found out the times were 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. every Tuesday, but in these times we have to do what we have to do. The alarm went off at 4:45 a.m. this morning and we were up and ready shortly after. Driving to the store in the dark was no fun as I try not to drive after sunset these days. Nevertheless, we arrived at the store around 5:45 a.m. to find more than 100 people already in line, so we got a cart and joined them.

I would estimate that by the time the store opened at 6 a.m. there were close to 200 customers in line, then we all went into the store together, shopping carts everywhere and everyone making a bee line to the paper products. Imagine the reactions when all we found were empty shelves, no paper towels and no toilet rolls, the wipes were already gone.

I believe the senior citizens of Rockport deserve better than this and I cannot think what the first customer in line thought when they found the empty shelves.

Thank goodness we also have another major supplier.


Les Massingham

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