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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Disrupted Supply Lines?

A personal story....

So, way back in May, Warren ordered a La-Z-Boy reclining chair and a half so as to accommodate him and his large dog Smokie. The recliner that Warren has now is all broken down. Unbelievably so! And in less than five years!  We aren't bothering moving that pitiful chair from Warren's old house to this house where we are now.  And, fortunately, I saved my parents' full size sofa from all those years ago.  Otherwise, we'd have a real paucity of living-room furniture!

But...

The huge living room in our house needs that recliner so that I have one recliner (a La-Z-Boy lift chair, bought in 2010 for Mr. AOW and still going strong all these years later, mostly because Mr. AOW never got well enough to use it consistently) for me and one for Warren.

Warren is still waiting for the chair he ordered back in July and prepaid at the time of ordering. When he contacted the store a few weeks ago, they shrugged and said, "It won't be ready until February." 

 HUH?

33 comments:

  1. I just finished listening to a podcast on this from Realignment. Its a multiplicity of factors.

    The Realignment - Inside the Supply Chain Crisis

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  2. That must be one hi-tech recliner to need computer chips from China. ;)

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    1. There is a shortage of furniture foam / stuffing. Been waiting for a sofa set myself for about the same amount of time. I recently had to go to 3 different stores to get 4 matching tires for my car.

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    2. That sounds crazy... but I shouldn't be surprised.

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    3. TC,
      I recently had to go to 3 different stores to get 4 matching tires for my car.

      Is that unacceptable, or what?

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    4. Inconvenient.... Granted Toyotas use weird sized tires that nobody keeps in stock, but literally 2 stores only had one each and the third had the final two... I'm not the only one I know that has had trouble finding tires.

      If you change your own oil, stock up on oil and filters. Horde them like coronavirus toilet paper. Thank me later.

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  3. The borders are not open, inflation is transient and the administration has the supply chain under control.

    Knowing this administration has the American people's best interest in mind I will sleep better.

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  4. Something more serious that our not being able to get the furniture that we have bought and paid for....

    Last night, I heard that there is a hospital that has put out a BOLO alert for people to search the closets and garages for used medical devices, such as metal crutches, walkers, etc. Apparently, the supply line for those devices has been interrupted to the extent this hospital is desperate.

    Banana Republic much?

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  5. I had picked out several items in my basket online at Amazon about a week or two ago, getting ready to pull the trigger. Today I went back in and all had increased - an average of 25 to 30 percent. Now it the time to shop till you drop.

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    1. Somebody's gotta pay for Biden/AOC's "Great Leap Forward" after the great success of their "Cultural Revolution".

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    2. Let the Jan 6 Anti-Rightist Campaign prove fruitful! The Party's dominance is Paramount.

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    3. In the word's of Mao, "If we kill too many, we will forfeit public sympathy and a shortage of labor power will arise."

      ...but Biden has no fear of labor shortages arising from forced vaccinations.

      ...for he thinks Mao was a pussy.

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    4. The time has come to exterminate members of the "Five Black Categories"

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    5. Nothing significant of Biden's agenda has passed legislative muster yet. America is pretty much the way Trump left it. So.... ?

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    6. It wouldn't take long to purge Trump supporters of "rightists" given that there weren't any to begin with.

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    7. ^^Thinks of the post-Trumpean Biden presidency as a period of Bouluan Fanzheng....^^

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    8. Still longing for a restoration of the Uniparty, eh, beamish?

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    9. "Oh give me a home, where's the RINO's freely roam, and the (R)'s tend to fold every vote..."

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    10. Lindsey Graham, for example, stopped being a RINO around the same time being a Republican stopped meaning something, circa 2008.

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    11. We're still in the phase where we need to decide if the Constitution means anything. The 14th Amendment demands insurrectionists be removed from office and forbidden from holding office ever again.

      That Biden lacks balls does not counter that demand.

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    12. When did Lindsey Graham ever stop being a RINO? And when are your DNC buds in the Lincoln Project ever going to stop shilling for their Uniparty allies?

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    13. Lindsey Graham was Trump's plug ugly from day one.

      I suppose the next question answers itself. The goal of the Lincoln Project is to remove Trumpism from the Republican Party. Given that over half of the Republican Party does not want Trump to run for President in 2024 and two-thirds of Republicans don't want Trump involved in American politics ever again, I'd guess they are a few feckless holdouts away from their goal.

      Let the 14th Amendment janitors complete their cleanup of the garbage out of Congress.

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    14. That's quite a list of House primaries to watch. We're a good half a year out from these primaries but all of the incumbents the morbidly imbecilic, er, TrumpWorld approved challengers, are absolutely crushing them in fundraising and polling.

      The Doobie Brothers wrote a song about Trump's continued relevance in American politics. You only get to become the worst President America will ever have once.

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  6. I replaced a fridge this summer - 5 week wait for plain, garden vanilla variety. Need another one to fit the decor of that tenant's kitchen, and the store won't even take the order because delivery is beyond their 90-day window.

    What did you expect when you closed down factories for now reason other than the Great Reset? Make people feel desperate and grateful when you throw them crumbs.

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    1. Baysider,
      Damn. What a mess!

      When I moved here to Indiana, my buyer's agreement said that the previous owners were taking the washer and dryer. Warren and I were fretting that we'd have to wait months to get new ones delivered.

      Then, once we arrived, we were happily stunned to see that the previous owners left behind the Maytag washer and Maytag dryer. And they worked! Thank the Lord.

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