I walked into my neighborhood grocery store and like Old Mother Hubbard.  This is like a feedback loop.  I was going to buy some canned mushrooms for a sauce I was making.  Pieces and stems are the least expensive.  None to be found.  I needed distilled water.  The cupboard was bare.  Distilled water is what I use in the reservoir of a CPAP mask.  You normally wouldn’t believe it would be a product in short supply.

No Chip Dip?

Last week, a fellow gave me some specialty potato chips.  Kettle cooked in Idaho.  I haven’t had chips in a very, very long time.  A little French onion dip would be icing on the cake.  None to be found.  No dairy-based dips were on the shelves.  Just guacamole.  Isn’t that stuff used for embalming?

Masks are Also Making a Comeback

The cashier told me the supply chain issues plaguing the nation were once more arriving in Idaho.  “I voted for Trump,” I said, hoping for a laugh.  Instead, he simply glared.  Maybe that explains why he’s still wearing a cloth mask at work 22 months after the hysteria began.  Two weeks to flatten the curve.  I guess the servile liberals are willing to wear face coverings for the remainder of their days.

It used to be said alcohol made everyone look prettier at closing time.  Now we can save our livers and everybody looks the same.

The Shortage Is Spreading Faster Than Omicron

I moved on to a second store where the shelves weren’t quite so bare but looked to be on the way.  I was talking with another shopper and he agreed he was seeing empty shelves in his travels.

Going back to my comments about voting for Trump, a lot of people apparently chose Biden because the minions of mainstream media promised the nightmare would end.  I don’t need much to dislike our current President.  I knew all along he was an empty suit.  Combined with empty shelves, I bet a lot of liberals are quickly discovering they don’t like the doddering old coot.

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