A (welcome) hitch in holiday shopping

So have you heard about the supply chain issues? I caught a few rumblings on

So have you heard about the supply chain issues?

I caught a few rumblings on social media not long ago — “Things are stuck on ships in faraway places!” “There’s a microchip that everyone needs that no one can get!” — but as it appeared not to have an immediate bearing on my life, I made sure we were stocked up on toilet paper and moved on. (Because if we’ve learned one thing from COVID-19, it’s toilet paper.)

Then, during an otherwise pleasant weekend getaway in the hills of Pennsylvania, My Brother The Planner cornered me and asked if I’d started my Christmas shopping.

I gaped at him.

“Do you even know who I am?” I said.

Because my personal philosophy is a Christmas Eve with No Last-Minute Shopping Isn’t A Legit Christmas Eve At All.

https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/life/2021/10/17/abbeys-road-welcome-hitch-holiday-shopping/8440559002/