This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

 

September 30, 2021



Spare a thought for my homeland this week, which is quickly running out of… well, everything. From chicken wings to home heating, my countrymen are lacking in even the most basic of commodities thanks to a comedy of errors.

If you thought we had it bad here during ToiletpaperGate, you should see the state of the supermarket shelves in Britain. The temptation is to look for a single issue that’s causing the scarcity, but it’s actually down to a long list of smaller issues adding up into one giant problem.

For instance, a bunch of foods and drinks are difficult to find in the supermarke...



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