I wrote about why everything you want to buy is backordered, sold out, or otherwise missing in action right now.
I just truly love a logistics story, because they are all about the things that weโ€™re not supposed to see or think about, and theyโ€™re always more interesting and complicated than you expect.
It's hard to explain, if you're not a reporter, just how much reporting and & research would've gone into this explainer on out-of-stock everything in order for it to seem this *simple*
It's not just you. The pandemic has made all kinds of products, from paper towels to living-room furniture, difficult to track down right now, writes
Among the many perfect little details in this story, 's failed quest to order curtain rods (*curtain rods*) especially gets me.
The Pandemic Broke Online Shopping - The Atlantic
This is also exactly what happened to health care
"All summer, I tried to buy things, and mostly I failed."