Trigger warning. This post was written up on September 10th. If you are reading this now, there could be more shortages on this date. This is just my opinion on what I am seeing and how I feel about this. Everyone can come to their own conclusions to what the heck is happening where ever you may be. This is just a few tips on what our family is doing to get through this. Think I will title this post Planned Chaos because that is just how I feel about everything I am seeing. Like a terrible fairy tale from one of my childhood books.
“ Planned Chaos ”
Okay, things are getting weird out there. So here is what I am noticing.
That there are shortages…yes, but only in certain stores, for now that is. The only shortages I am seeing right now are in our Super centers.
So I went to go check out these shortages everyone was talking about, because the grocery stores my husband and I were shopping at were not showing any big shortages like I was hearing. I stepped foot back into the super stores.
I forgot my camera for one of the stores and as most of my followers know, I do not do cell phones. So far I have been able to keep up with our advanced technology without one but in a city this is getting harder and harder each year that goes by.
I will let you all be the judge of what you are about to see. I have photos from several stores to compare. I wish I would have had my camera for the first super center store I visited but I will just have to share with you what I experienced there in words instead of photos.
In the super stores, their shelves were frighteningly empty. It would scare anyone seeing this again. We all went through this last year, right before the lock downs happened. Remember?
Sometimes, if we are not careful, we become like mice, looking for a piece of cheese in someone’s wicked maze.
But drive to another chain and you will find huge amounts of food everywhere like all these photos down below.
It was such a striking difference from the empty shelves from the Super center stores.
Also the discount grocery store had so much food that they were giving some away with every purchase. Hmm…what is that about?
The super stores had empty product sections too, not just food. Walking around, and seeing this, if this is the only store you shop at, well I can understand why it would freak you out. Please don’t. Just hop in your car and drive to a smaller shop up the road, go exploring around town, just don’t go into a panic. You will see that there are shelves lined with many products in smaller chains. For now that is.
I also noticed that the product quality selection was of poor and thin fabrics. Imagine a place where these were your only choices. You all have to buy the same processed foods, all the same depressing fashion choices, home décor, pet supplies, etc…what a scary thought.
Kind of reminds me of that popular movie that paints Christians in such a negative light. You know, the one where they all wear red dresses with hoods. Reverse the pictures, and you will see who the true guilty ones are with that fantasy. Notice how the fashions coming out seem to be leaning towards that popular series. Almost like they want that. Also, have you noticed how in the rich and famous world of the elites they are mask-less but their employees and helpers all are wearing masks around them. There are several scenes from that popular movie series that mirror what is happening now in real life with those images, it’s opening our eyes to what someone’s wicked fantasy is. So creepy with how easy it is to influence the young.
Something else I noticed at one of the super stores and that was that their produce which is normally really good with a huge selection of fresh produce, had instead old, brown and wilted produce, that normally would have been tossed by now. Old brown lettuce frightens consumers even more.
Lettuce browning in bags, and empty areas of onions and potatoes were everywhere at the Super stores. Stores that supply products to middle class and the poor. Why frighten the masses?
I could not find green onions or cilantro anywhere at the super store. It was warmer in the produce area too, like they turned the air conditioning down, or up to a hotter temp in this case. You all know what I mean. Why are some able to notice this, see it for what it is, and others seem to be blind to it?
Years ago I worked at a New York fashion clothing store ( here in Arizona) where they sold beautiful sweaters and pretty outfits. One time all our knitted sweaters were on sale. My manager turned the air conditioning down really low so the store was freezing. When customers walked in and stayed for awhile, they would get cold and end up buying a sweater. This was a corporate chain that gave us all instructions on what we were allowed to do. We had to follow their displays, where shirts went next to other shirts, the lay out of the store…everything was printed on a sheet from corporate for us all to follow. At the mom and pop I worked at I could do anything my creative heart wanted but not corporate. The corporate clothing store is now out of business, the mom and pop is still around to this day. Retailers everywhere have some knowledge to the psychology of manipulating sales and their consumer environments. It is done every day to all us consumers.
The hot temps in the produce area are not normal ways they usually run the super stores. Why did they turn the air up to a warmer degree in the produce section? It causes the produce to age faster. Is this planned chaos? Or just paranoia?
Some super stores are different then others, so we drove to another location to see if that store was also having an air conditioning problem in their produce section. When we walked in we noticed they had fans blowing on their produce section to keep what I believe the flies off of things. Phoenix got hit with a bit of a fly problem after the storms that came in. They were weird storms too. My daughter took some footage of it and shared it with her followers and they also said what a strange lightening storm. But why are two super center stores having the same issues of air temps in the same locations where warm temps can damage fresh produce? Seems all planed to me. Why allow fresh produce to rot out. Now it could have changed. Maybe both stores in some weird coincidence were both having air conditioning problems.
We were low on cat food, so I picked up two boxes. Both boxes were sealed from the outside it looked that way, but one box without me knowing, had some that were opened in the store. The seals must have gotten damaged in shipment. We put our items away in the pantry and had the wet cat food (remember I believed it was sealed) in the kitchen. That next morning something smelled and when we found the smell it was coming from the box. When my husband opened it, it was full of maggots. Yeah, I know gross, but it happened. Remember the fans all over the store to keep the flies off the produce?
We did not go back to tell the store though, that store had angry energy in it and people were yelling in the parking lot and it just felt off. There seems to be two sides always battling it out with each other, not everyone but there are some that love the energy of chaos. In environments of stress you will run across this sort of tension. The middle people are always invisible but they see more then either side.
Something else I noticed about the Super center store. Last year when everyone was getting into gardening because of the shortages, my husband and I went to the super store to see what they had in their normally huge garden areas, and they were all empty. Nothing was out, no seeds, no bags of dirt, no pots, no plants…nothing. Like the whole thing had been cleared out and shut down. But why? As a past retail buyer of products, this makes no sense to me at all. Buyers always shop for profit, but this was weird, like profit no longer matters and pleasing consumers no longer matters either. Why would a store do that?
My husband went to a sale section in the store and there were some items that had been moved there from the garden that did not normally have a shelf expiration date on them but there were marked down at 80-90% off. So strange to see regularly stocked items put on the discontinued aisles. Why discount and discontinue a popular item?
Like the super store was now making it impossible for it’s customers to garden and grow their own. And in this past year, I have noticed that both super center stores, never returned back to those large garden areas with seeds or supplies like they did in the past. Like they just decided to stop having a section in the store for people that are more self sufficient. Reminds me of what happened in Michigan when their lock downs started, they were told garden supply stores were not essential. Any seeds we buy from the big hardware and home improvement stores do not produce anyway, at least none that we have noticed. Beautiful plants, but not producers of food.
The plants that are meant to produce just don’t, no matter how healthy they look when you first buy them. Maybe that’s an Arizona thing…who knows, trying to be as open minded as possible but my heart is saying something else, along with my brain. Things aren’t adding up and they haven’t for years now. Like they are all for show but you will never get food from them. Well, the big stores seem to be at it once again. Just click on to clip below and you will understand what I am trying to get across here.
I have my own ideas why these shortages seem to be happening in the big store chains first. But, again, I will leave it up to you to connect the dots. Remember that fear creates chaos and chaos is the fuel that keeps people blind to all those truths. When the big store chains have shortages, people will go out to the smaller chains, they will go into a panic, it can get bad, and Winter is coming. The first log burns in the fire, but the little logs keep the fire going.
There is one thing I need to add about the super centers and that is, that they give people many jobs. That’s a good thing. All these workers in these stores continued working when the pandemic hit the hardest, they are some of those early heroes when the Red monster first showed up. These super stores are needed to help our communities. They just have to make some changes that will be beneficial for everyone. Right now, they are influenced by outside forces that are not in our best interests it seems, but I could be wrong, just looks that way from what I am witnessing. Maybe they will never change and someone just needs to step up and start a huge super center of local products…they call them Farmer’s markets.
I believe in order to keep this planet of ours and the people on it healthy, we need to figure out ways to keep supplies made and grown in the same country they are supplying for. All countries should do this. This will cut down on global warming too. Isn’t this what “They” want…okay, I said my piece. Hope you all find frugal ways to shop and stay safe out there everyone. You’re all smart, you know what’s happening. The path least traveled is always rough when we first step on it, but through time it gets smoother and smoother the more we all walk the right path. People should stay focused, and not panic in any situation. Panic shopping makes people do crazy things, like buying up toilet paper when food and water are more important items to buy up. Stay safe out there everyone and may God bless you all in your shopping adventures.
Here are some other shortages I noticed in the super center stores. If these shortages are correct, then these will be the items you all need to start looking for when you do go out shopping. Watch the patterns.
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