Every time there is a natural disaster or conflict somewhere in the world, my evil side turns to Mr FD and laments “We should have shares in a tent making company. or a water container company!”
The other thing that one always see everywhere, and has even been in my own home after last house move is those red, white and blue striped plastic carry bags with a zip closure.
Yes, truly cheap and nasty, but so handy if storing blankets or quilts. We used several to throw the linen into last time we moved houses, and I thought I might do the same this time.
Usually they are stocked at the local discount stores so off I headed today. First one store, then two; by the time I walked out of the fourth store I gave up. Apparently, they are persona non grata in the storage world. Maybe the supply was exhausted after all the recent disasters. In the end I had to settle for some large plastic bags.
How can this be? A world without those crinkly striped little carry alls that could be guaranteed to shred or rip if overloaded or allowed to age in a cupboard? What will the refugees use as they flee over the border? How will Flamingo Dancer move house without them for pillows, towels and small fluffy toys (I can’t throw everything out!)?
Is nothing sacred anymore? Another pillar in my existence, gone…
What things did you think would always be there but disappeared (besides girlfriends or husbands!)?