Shopping centres and retail parks across the country were packed today as people buy last minute gifts and food shopping ahead of Christmas Day, reports the Hull Daily Mail.
Frustrated or shocked customers describing the wild scenes as “turkey rage”, “shopping Armageddon” and “the nightmare before Christmas”.
In Hull , one man said the human and car traffic is so bad, they “wouldn’t wish it on their worst enemy”, while drivers had to face queues “30 cars deep” to get in and out of the retail park.
But one worker has hit back at shoppers complaining about the queues and the hordes of shoppers she had seen scrambling over each other to bulk buy goods ahead of Christmas Day.
Posting on the Hull Live Facebook page, Julie Weatherson said: “Oh for god sake. I work in a supermarket and it’s ridiculous. We are shut for 24 hours people that is it??? Why do you feel the need to bulk buy?
“The amount of people we had shoving and pushing people with trolleys yesterday was embarrassing. Should be ashamed.”
Other Facebook users commented saying: “Well said. I totally agree.”
Debbie Carr also posted: “I say the same when you get one person with two trolleys ramming into you and never say sorry I flip.”
Long car park queues and motorists jostling for spaces overshadowed an already busy day in the aisles at Kingswood Retail Park. Asda at Kingswood and Tesco in St Stephen’s were the two major supermarket stores which were affected.
Drivers at Kingswood retail park were left furious after Kingswood became “gridlocked”, with horns blasting and people’s patience running low.
Queues had been “30 cars deep” on Sunday and some have even resorted to parking across roundabouts.
Twitter user Paul Fitzgerald told of wild scenes in Liverpool as he tried to get some last-minute items.
He wrote: “All kickin off in Sainsbury’s Rice Lane. Turkey rage. Nuts.
“Two old dears having a full on kick off over a turkey. Had to be separated by staff. Serene it ain’t.
“One of them was about to use her walking stick as a weapon.
“Just hearing it continued in the car park. Merry Christmas, everyone.”