My first awareness came when I rounded the corner in the freezer department of Publix. There was an annoying fellow talking loudly on his cell phone so I didn’t catch it at first. My bad angel, Marcella, wanted to accidentally on purpose run my buggy up his heels. Thankfully, I seized control of the moment. And then what I saw took my breath away.
The freezer case was empty! My mind flashed back to photos of Soviet era grocery stores. Oh my! What’s going on? Was the tomato sauce shelf full? What about the Salt and Vinegar Kettle Crunch Tater Chips?
Get a hold of yourself, Theresa!
There were fluorescent signs plastered over the doors. It said,
Due to a manufacturing glitch, Eggo Waffles are not available at this time. We will supply you with them once again as soon as this crisis has passed. You may ACTUALLY have to remember how to cook waffles now; GET A LIFE, EH?! Bwaaaa-haa-haa-haa.
Okay, that’s not exactly what it said. But close enough.
Egads. First Oprah’s announcing the end of her show and now this. How much can the human spirit endure?
When I got home my journalist’s instinct kicked in; I just knew I had to get to the bottom of this! And I found this disturbing report from CBS news.
The report, “Kellogg Warns of Eggo Waffle Shortage,” states that two of their four plants had their production interrupted by events that mandate repairs, “for an undisclosed amount of time.”
Sends a chill down your spine. doesn’t it? Will their be Apocalyptic/Mad Max sort of fights break out around our nation’s freezer cases with women assaulting one another with their Gucci bags screaming, “L’EGGO MY EGGO?” as the shortages increase?
Will the local police department need to establish a “Eggo Task Force” to keep masses from rioting in the streets?
This is indeed very disturbing. But thankfully, the report did state that according to a source from Kellogg’s that, “We are working around the clock to restore Eggo store inventories to normal levels as quickly as possible.”
I don’t know about you but this mom’s going to sleep better tonight.
And in the meanwhile, if the Eggo shortage has your kiddies in an uproar, fear not. One resourceful person has made their stock of Eggo’s available to the highest bidder.
Let us all pray this horrible situation ends before Oprah does.