Every so often something happens that’s so iconic that the only reaction is: “fair play, you absolute hero”.
This time, as the world deals with a pandemic, the gauntlet has fallen to a gran from London, who delivered an iconic foul-mouthed rant about people panic buying toilet roll and face masks has left people in stitches.
In her video, watched by thousands online, the elderly woman has blasted the "bad state of affairs" the country currently languishes in because of “greedy” panic buyers.
No what a bad state of affairs we are in? I can't believe what is f***ing happening. Now, anyone going out now can't get a mask, of course you can't because all you greedy f***ers doubled up on them so, if I go out, which I won't, I've got to go out... [waves a scarf across her face] like that.
Now, we see a picture on the internet last night of an elderly lady facing empty shelves. She could not buy a f***ing thing. Now, give a thought to the elderly and all those that can't get out.
I come from a war and don't remember anything like this. Stuff was rationed but we all got our share.
Now, everybody's going mad, buying all the f***ing toilet rolls up. Why? Don't you normally buy them? The stores should only be letting people have one per customer. No, but the stores are greedy b******s and they're not.
People on social media were, to put it mildly, completely obsessed with this woman.
She’s somehow become the national voice of reason in troubling times. And we're here for it.
It’s worth saying that supermarkets aren’t currently saying they’re running out of food. In a joint statement, the UK’s four biggest food retailers said that if everyone simply buys what they need, then we’ll all be fine. In the meantime, a limit of five of any item per person has been introduced.
So hopefully this gran won’t have to tell us off again. (Though we secretly hope this isn’t the last we hear from her. Quick! Someone give this gran her own show).