THE ENTIRE COUNTRY OF NEW ZEALAND MAY RUN OUT OF TOILET PAPER THIS WEEK, BECAUSE SUPPLY CHAIN!
Ah, this is taking me back to the good old days when the pandemic had just started, and everyone was freaking out about toilet paper. Remember those days? When people freaked out and bought out every single store’s supply of that luxury item we all take for granted? I sure do. I remember driving to as many as 10 stores on one desperate day, feeling foolish and resenting all the greedy folks who bought dozens of rolls they didn’t really need. And New Zealand is facing it now because of supply chain issues. That’s right! The entire country could run out of toilet paper in the next week!
NEW ZEALAND SUPPLY EXPERT MADE TOILET PAPER WARNING, YET TELLS PEOPLE NOT TO FREAK?
This news comes after a recent interview with the supply chain expert, David Robb, when he explained that the entire country of New Zealand could literally run out of toilet paper. The entire nation! Sure, in the same interview he recommended that people simply buy “essential items” and not simply stock up. You know, like as I described above at the beginning of the pandemic in the US? SMDH. That’s like screaming FIRE in a movie theater and then acting surprised when everyone tramples the old folks getting to the exit.
WHAT’S UP WITH THIS SUPPLY CHAIN BREAKDOWN? BECAUSE TOILET PAPER SUPPLY IS… ON PAPER
But here’s the thing about the supply chain, which you maybe think, too. What the hell is going on? The explanations seem to satisfy the record as in, ok, that’s why this is happening. But that doesn’t really seem to pass muster. Or, rather, it’s total bs. Isn’t the market supposed to achieve the necessary needs to supply demand? I mean, we’re not talking about exotic items here. It’s not like we’re hearing about a problem getting rare, luxury cars to buyers. We’re talking about the entire country of New Zealand running out of toilet paper! Something doesn’t make sense, here.
And prices continue to go up across the board. I’d like to wash my hands of it all, especially these supply chain problems. But folks in New Zealand may not have a choice. About washing their hands, that is.