Not the election.
Not COVID, although it’s probably related.
Not an incoming asteroid to destroy all life.
Nope, the great crisis before us is…
There are no Diet Cokes in our store for three weeks in a row.
There was some rumor that this might be coming, and there have been shortages of other soda brands. But I’m selfish and self-centered (isn’t that repetitious?) and I don’t care about them.
Now it affects ***ME***!
Because there had been rumors I had stocked up, so I’m not in actual desperation mode for another four weeks or so. And this week they at least had some in the big, two-liter bottles (I prefer it in cans) so it seems to be an issue with the availability of aluminum cans, not the soda itself.
But I’m a little fragile and worn thin at this point with *waves hands vaguely at everything* and if this situation craters it most certainly has the potential to be the straw that breaks my back.
The camel’s on his own.