So it's a little easier to get toilet paper now, but it wasn't long ago we were worried we'd run out and and
But they say TP could be hard to get again if we go into lockdown. And that's not all. Other things are going scarce soon, if not already.
With everyone taking up hobbies at home, flour isn't able to keep up with demand. One mill in England has been closed for 50 years, and they reopened to help keep up with demand.
Carbon dioxide, which gives it it's fizz is down 30% in production. And since many restaurants are at limited capacity, where soft drink fountains are used to fill glasses, more cans are needed than ever before.
Have you seen the signs at counters that say "Please pay with exact change or use credit/debit for your purchase. There is a copin shortage"?
They're not lying. With people not spending money out, coins just aren't circulating. And many places are using contactless payment options, which also keeps coins out of the equation.
Some business have been offering freebies and prizes to people that will bring in rolled coins. They'll give you the equivalent back in bills, plus a thank you gift.
The US Mint says everything will be normal when people get back out to spending like they did. Whenever that is.