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They really aren’t very good at this scaremongering stuff

The headline reads “CNN says Americans won’t be able to go back to shopping like in the ‘Before Times’.” If the phrase the ‘Before Times’ makes your brain itch, it’s almost certainly lifted (or accidentally repurposed) from a Star Trek episode.

Remember the one where they land on a planet that’s a mirror of Earth, only all the grownups (‘Grups’) have died of the plague and everything has descended into a Lord-of-the-Flies society ruled by grubby children? Yeah, that one. It was called Miri.

So what hellish new world of want and lacking do we find ourselves in, ladies, gentlemen and enbies? Around 18% of beverages, 15% of frozen foods, 16% of snacks, 15% of candy and 18% of bakery items are out of stock. Before covid? Typically, 7 to 10 percent of items were out of stock.

You want specifics? Can you handle specifics?

Many grocery stores are facing limited allocations of popular products, like Rice Krispies Treats, Sour Patch Kids, McCormick grommet spices, and some Ben & Jerry’s flavors of ice cream.

Rice Krispies Treats! I don’t want to live in this world any more.

We went to Aldi this afternoon. They were out of freezer bags.

For the second time.

If you want me, I’ll be in the library with a flask of whisky and a revolver.


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: October 12, 2021, 9:46 pm

Bonk bonk on the head!

I know you don’t like ordering from Amazon but we usually get Solimo ziplock bags from them, they’re pretty good.

90% of the stuff on the shelves in any grocery store is crap anyway, we can live without it.

Price of oats is going up, stock up while you can…need for oatmeal cookies :+) …and date squares.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 12, 2021, 10:58 pm

Oh, we run a highly oat-based economy in this house.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 13, 2021, 12:51 am


Merely another part of the grand globalist plan to keep the frightened peasants down on the farm where we belong, waiting for “the government” to help us.

Create the crisis, then save us all by “solving” the problem. Works every time.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: October 13, 2021, 12:53 am

Price for a 1Kg bag of oats went up 50 cents here in a couple of weeks…I got enough for the winter now, I guess.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 13, 2021, 3:17 am

When Covid first ruined everything and we were first told to PANIC one of my friends sent me this:

“What if all the grocery stores close and we have to hunt for our own food? I don’t even know where the Doritos live!”

Comment from Gordon R. Durand
Time: October 13, 2021, 3:31 am

I want me some of those grommet spices!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 13, 2021, 9:52 am

@Someveg – Doritos usually can be found in areas where tofu grows.
Another good place to look for them is in the stubble of macaroni fields after the spring harvest.

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: October 13, 2021, 11:18 am

I second the “bonk bonk on the head!”

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: October 13, 2021, 11:37 am

Greta and the greens are quite upset that Covid fear-mongering has succeeded where “climate change” fear-mongering has not.

I’m sure we will soon be hearing about how “climate change” is making Covid much worse than it would otherwise be.

Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: October 13, 2021, 5:53 pm

Hey Sweasel…. my pops was the director of that episode! Keep sweaseling… love the posts.

Comment from BJM
Time: October 13, 2021, 8:49 pm

@QuasiModo…Yeppers, when not a toilet roll could be found Amazon was delivering my monthly order like clockwork. I usually buy plastic bags at Smart & Final. When paper towels disappeared I bought Rags-in-a-box blue paper shop towels from Harbour Freight.

Those of you in the US might google Azure Standard. I bulk buy from them and they own the mills so their flours and such are so much better quality than any you can buy retail.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 14, 2021, 1:51 pm

G_d’s Middle Finger that is so cool!

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