EPI and I went out to Hagkaup [supermarket] this evening to buy lemons. They were out of stock.
Bónus was out of stock too, last weekend.
Imagine that! Being out of freaking lemons.
Anyway, since we were there, we decided to see if they had any Pataks Hot Lime Pickle in stock yet.
Because they haven’t had it in, like, months.
And while Pataks Hot Lime Pickle is one of those things that I can certainly live without, it is also one of those things that just gives that little bit of added flavour to life. You know?
As usual, the shelf was empty of Hot Lime Pickle.
YT: That’s it. I’m going to ask someone if they’re ever planning to stock that stuff again.
[See YT march over to the nearest clerk. See YT ask clerk. See clerk saunter over to shelf.]
CLERK: You mean this stuff? [No.] This stuff? [No.] Well, then we don’t stock it any more.
YT: Just … like, no more?
CLERK: No. Since the start of the kreppa hit we’ve stopped ordering loads of products. We only stock the most popular products now.
I refrained from asking her whether lemons were considered popular.
Anyway, according to the IMF [sez Eyjan] the kreppa is now “technically” over, since we’ve had economic growth for two quarters in a row.
I’ll believe it when they get the Hot Pickle back in stock.