Masks were the first to go. Then toilet paper flew off shelves. And while Americans are being nickel-and-dimed with coronavirus-related costs in a shaky economy, the latest national shortage includes, well, nickels and dimes.
There's a coin shortage in the US.
"What's happened is that, with the partial closure of the economy, the flow of coins through the economy has gotten all ‚ÄĒ it's kind of stopped," Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said during a virtual hearing with the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday....
Jim has been hoarding the coins so that when the next zombie apocalypse hits‚ÄĒprobably in October just before the presidential election‚ÄĒhe can buy up all the Cheetos and thereby control all of his fellow basement bums. Then they will rise up and tear down the statue of Trigger, a notorious palomino supremacist.
If the people are keeping coins, they apparently don't need coins. If folks are charging more to credit cards, stores need fewer, not more. Must be one of those things where the people don't need them, but the public does. Makes my jaw hurt to say stuff like that.