Welcome to the new economy. Furthermore, shortage. Furthermore, low quality control. Also, clumsy coldblooded client assistance. What am I referring to? Sugar Free popsicles. One of life’s little joys, presently denied.
Now and again, since the pandemic in 2020, sugar free Orange, Cherry, Raspberry popsicles have been absent from the racks of all my nearby grocery stores, 7 of them in Burbank, California. For quite a long time, I ate sugar free popsicles all through the night when at home. Indeed, even after the pandemic stay at home/cover order “finished”, in March 2021, I have not had the option to reliably find my everyday night treat in any stores. It is presently mid-July
Why sugar free popsicles?
Low sugar, low calories. Scrumptious. Modest. I can eat 3-5 of these consistently, as a solid ish reward, a treat, for enduring the day. For the beyond 3 weeks, my neighborhood grocery stores don’t have any. None of the stores know why. They say they have them on hand and there’s no other viable option for them. They shrug their shoulders and couldn’t care less. In the mean time, I am living without one of life’s little daily joys, my sugar free popsicles.
Indeed, I even reached popsicle.com (Popsicle is claimed by Unilever). I enlightened them concerning the shortage, the void retires, the missing sugar free popsicles. They never messaged me back.
Welcome to the new economy. It’s not simply sugar free pops. It’s numerous different items, across a wide area of customer merchandise. Nowadays, I couldn’t in fact find a couple of substitution shoes, shoes I purchased a couple of months prior. Wearing them consistently, I surmise I broken them down. What’s more, I surmise Skechers doesn’t make them any longer. Same with my number one well known shirts. The new ones I purchased (without having the option to give them a shot) were unsatisfactory quality and unwearable. What’s more, for a long time some the famous Wrangler freight pants I needed to purchase was not accessible anyplace on the planet.
Furthermore, tech wise, my AOL email account mysteriously no longer works in my Microsoft email application. I have had that email represent over 20 years, unexpectedly it doesn’t work any longer and I can’t get to it through my Windows email application. Microsoft technical support enjoyed an hour with me online somewhat attempting to fix it. They fizzled. What’s more, except if you have a top notch AOL email account you can’t call AOL technical support or email them. They couldn’t care less.
Welcome to the new economy. The new shortage. The new unsatisfactory items. The start of the US economy becoming like the economy of a non-industrial nation. Let’s get real here for a minute, I am not used to this new economy. I would rather not become accustomed to it. This isn’t the manner by which America should be. America should be a place where there is bounty, a place where there is quality, a place that is known for thinking often about your clients, not a place where there is shortage and unsatisfactory items and inferior client support. Fortunately, I am old and don’t need to live with this new economy and the decrease in the accessibility of fundamental solaces and the declining personal satisfaction for a really long time.
Why should I remark on financial matters? I’m a previous currency market dealer on Wall Street. It was my most memorable profession. I know a LOT about financial matters. What’s more, I would ask more youthful individuals, as a matter of fact ALL American purchasers, to request items be available, to request better quality items and better client support, ideally live client support. Also, to dismiss the new economy. American customers merit better. YOU merit better.
UPDATE: exactly the same day I distributed this article my sugar free popsicles supernaturally returned at my neighborhood Vons grocery store. Happenstance? I don’t think so! The lesson of the story is that indeed, it can have an effect voicing your real worries, your disappointment and calmly dissenting, rather than experiencing peacefully and proceeding to be denied.