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Venezuela out of toilet paper.

by Jon Henseler

AP: The toilet paper supply in Venezuela is almost completely wiped out! A shortage of the bathroom tissue is currently plaguing the South American country’s residents. The government said it will import 164-foot (50m) rolls to boost supplies, but in the meantime, people are finding themselves in a very crappy situation. "This is the last straw," said Manuel Fagundes, a shopper searching for toilet paper in Caracas. "I'm 71 years old and this is the first time I've seen this." Economists blame the shortage on price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society.  

I know there is a lot bellyaching about a LOT of things in our country. IRS scandal, unemployment, housing market and the list of crap goes on. But here's the thing, at least we can wipe that crap up with a piece of double ply when we need to. Like this is one of those things that makes you appreciate what you have. Because make no mistake, no toilet paper is a flat out crisis. In fact I'd rank toilet paper pretty high on the list of things a country shouldn't have a 'lack of.'

1. Water

2. Toilet paper

3. Food/4G service

So the next time you want to spout of on the President or the government or the state of affairs in the good ol' U-S-A just remember you aren't standing in a line like Cornholio searching for TP like it's Y2K. Rock flag and eagggle!

PS: Is Venezuela a 3rd world country? Doesn't seem like they should be so I'm sort of wondering how this actually becomes a problem? 

Double PS: Just googled it, Venezuela is in fact a 3rd world country. Luckily they still have a supply of Buffalo Bills Super Bowl Champions t-shirts to use up until the TP crisis is solved.

Triple PS: Elaine would be of no help in this matter;