Some of the shortages I can understand. Some of them I can’t. I have no idea how a lot of things are made but honestly, I’m sick of shortages. Vince thinks it’s all being manipulated. I have no idea. I just want to go back to the days when .. you want something, you go to the grocery store and get it. As I make my grocery list every 10 to 14 days, I always wonder how many of the things on my list will be out of stock. I can’t remember the last time that I got everything I wanted and it isn’t even crazy, unusual stuff that they’re out of.
Time before last, it was flour. This week, it was soy sauce. Then when Vince was out, he stopped by two grocery stores . . no soy sauce. No low sodium; no regular; no off brand . . NO soy sauce.
I did a search “why is there a shortage of soy sauce?” and saw lots of talk about a shortage of soy sauce in 2020, which I missed, as well as a ketchup shortage in 2020 that people were talking about.
It could be a bottle shortage or a cap shortage. It could be no shortage at all. Maybe everyone in this area is making a recipe and they needed soy sauce.
Think about how many bottles of anything are on the shelf in the grocery store. Most stores keep nothing in the back. What if at the quilt guild meeting and at the nurses’ break station (I don’t even know if they have one), and in the teachers’ lounge at school, someone shared the same recipe that called for soy sauce and everyone went out and bought soy sauce, there would be a shortage here but not everywhere.
I suppose the toilet paper, Lysol and hand wipe shortage was nationwide or even global but soy sauce . . surely there’s an explanation that’s very simple and doesn’t involve a world wide conspiracy theory.