I went to browse the news websites this morning as is my wont.
The headline hit me between the eyes and made me want to throw up.
Christmas shoppers advised to buy early this year with supply bottlenecks likely to linger.
Would yiz ever go and fuck off! Come back to me in December and I might be slightly interested, but this is fucking September and the first two weeks of September at that. In past years I would be over in France at this time of year half way through enjoying a summer break.
Reading between the lines [I won’t bother my arse linking to the article itself as it’s boring] the main problems seem to lie with Ikea, car parts and laptops. So that’s the three piece suite I was going to buy Granddaughter the Younger up the Swanee, and Daughter can forget that rack and pinion gearing replacement she wanted so much.
The reasons behind this future crisis are many and varied. Naturally the pandemic gets the blame but there are some other somewhat strange ones. Poor old “Ever Given” gets some blame of course. It blocked the Suez Canal for a few days and apparently this is causing problems months later. Right! Then there’s an “ice storm” in Texas last February which is somehow affecting the planet ever since? Fucking what?
They even blame us, the consumers. Apparently [and I quote] “We are ordering more and more goods, in turn, putting more and more pressure on creaking supply chains.” Right. So the answer is to implore us to start our Christmas panic early thereby exacerbating things?
They can go and fuck right off. I’ll think about Christmas at the right time of year which is maybe mid-December. Until then the C word is banned, and would be met with a host of expletives and suggestions of contortionist acts which are possibly physically difficult.
It nauseates me to even write about it now.