In Pratteln, Switzerland, there was a bargain battle on Friday. Customers wanted to stock up on winter clothing before the lockdown.
The medical practice assistant reacted in shock to the situation. “People are not normal,” he says in the video.
The clientele consisted mainly of families. Everyone was stressed and rummaged wildly through the shelves. K. does not understand how one can behave so disrespectfully. “I’m thinking of the employees who probably had to clean up the mess for hours.”
The branch manager Françoise Letscher contradicts this. “At the checkout, the minimum distance of 1.5 meters was observed and checked.”
The situation was very confusing and our employees couldn’t be everywhere at any time.” But the customers themselves are also responsible for keeping their distance.
Worse than Black Friday
“It doesn’t even look like this in our shop on Black Friday or just before Christmas,” says the Swiss woman. She is also surprised by the pictures from Friday. She suspects that the upcoming lockdown together with the heavy snowfall of the past few days would have led to the rush. “Customers were afraid that they didn’t have enough warm clothes at home.” Before the shops in Switzerland close for six weeks, people would have wanted to stock up on winter clothes. For example, lined boots are completely sold out.