7 thoughts on “Throw another Yule Log in the engine

  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    How sardonic … and utterly on target! Most of the stuff is future junk … if it even arrives in today’s supply crunch.
    When it comes to gift-giving, we look to services, subscriptions (theater or concerts, for instance), items that might be consumed (chocolate or even) wine, or charitable donations.

  2. Bollocks says:

    “Christmas Toy Shortages Loom as Cargo Clogs Major UK Port” https://gcaptain.com/christmas-toy-shortages-loom-as-cargo-clogs-major-uk-port/
    “…The chief culprit isn’t so much overwhelmed port infrastructure but a lack of truck drivers to move the containers — a labor shortfall estimated at 100,000. The government has acknowledged that just 20 U.K. visas have been issued to HGV [heavy goods vehicle] drivers from abroad who took up the emergency offer of employment.”
    (BBC): “The UK’s lorry driver shortage – due to a combination of Covid, Brexit and other factors – has affected petrol stations, supermarkets and left containers piled up at Felixstowe Port unable to be moved.
    Retailers have also warned there could be shortages of items such as toys at Christmas, with shoppers urged to buy gifts early.” https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58921498

  3. Fun & Games says:

    Rep. Jim Jordan [GOP Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio] @Jim_Jordan 11:40 AM · Oct 14, 2021: “Christmas presents were never late when President Trump was in charge.” https://twitter.com/Jim_Jordan/status/1448705386090008580?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
    p/s: To ensure that gifts and cards arrive in time for Christmas, the U.S. Postal Service is urging shoppers to get their holiday packages shipped out early this year.
    On top of supply issues, the USPS has slowed mail delivery and cut post office hours nationwide. The new standards will increase delivery times by 39% for first-class mail and 93% for periodicals like magazines.
    The adjustments are a part of “Delivering for America,” Trump appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan for achieving financial sustainability and service excellence, according to USPS. https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/what-to-know-before-shipping-your-holiday-packages-with-usps/

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