In the current pandemic climate, we are constantly hearing about shortages, mostly on social media.
There is a scene in the not-very-good 1965 epic The Battle of Bulge in which a German tank commander, played by Robert Shaw, speaks to his general.
“General, do you know what this is? It is a chocolate cake. If you look at the wrapping, you will see it is from Boston from two days ago. General, do you know what this means? It means the Americans have fuel and planes to fly cake across the Atlantic Ocean.”
One generation’s privation is another’s luxury. Think about that this week when you can only find vegetable soup or rye bread.