“Am I paranoid? Am I crazy? Something in the air is really bothering me.”
No more soup
The following is a true event. It began about 2 weeks ago, and it is a “man on the street” account of possible food shortages starting even now.
I am a member of 3 “Big Box” Membership Stores: Sam’s, BJ’s, and Costco….One of them ran a “coupon” for a particular soup. It was $2.25 off each 4-pack…It is a soup my family and I love and eat all the time since it is really wholesome with no additives…No wheat, no soy, etc.
So, I used one coupon but bought 2 “boxes”. While being a smart-ass at the check-out, I asked the person if I can by 2 boxes with one coupon? “NO”, was the answer…….So, I asked, “If I have a separate coupon for each 4-pack I can buy them?”….”Yes,” was the answer.
Here is the point. I took a whole bunch of their “Coupon Book” home with me and cut our the coupons. 2 days later (to avoid the same clerk), I went back and bought 10 boxes, each with a coupon and it worked.
BUT, I noticed pallet upon which these 4-pack rested was getting depleted. I look all around and could not see a back up (Yes, I know they can put the pallets anywhere in the building)….The next day I bought 10 more……….pallet getting empty.
Yesterday, they had only 8 boxes left and they were placed at the END OF THE AISLE ,and where the “soup” used to be had extra Ravioli Cans….They never had 3 Stacks of anything…but they had no more soup……I have NEVER seen this before in any of the 3 chains…They never skip a beat…When something gets low, they have the new pallet down…NEVER has this happened…….
For some reason, this company can not get any more of this common, well known, soup. The soup manufacturer has NOT gone out of business………was it just a run on this sale item?, or did others realize this was a great product to prep and store with?…..beats eating SPAM for 6 months…………..
Is it beginning? And here is the problem. Every employee of these companies will learn about this a week BEFORE the stupid customer. The employees, family and friends of the employee will talk to each other and buy up everything withing hours…if this has begun………
Am I paranoid? Am I crazy? Something in the air is really bothering me. ….I feel like a German Jew in Berlin in 1934.
Something is wrong…………….