The world is officially coming to an end.
Some of you might already be aware of this. Some of you have become aware this morning because a friend that I shared this with verbally was quick to get online. But for the rest of you who may not have heard, I felt it necessary to pass on a conversation that I had with the cashier at Vons this morning. I will call her Sally.
Beep. Beep. My groceries were happily floating across the scanner.
Beep went the sound of my orange and white, Halloween themed Circus Animal cookies.
Sally: "We still have some Mother's Cookies in the store?"
Me: (thinking that she must be referring to the Halloween rush) "Yep."
Sally: "Huh. Interesting."
Beep. Beep. As more groceries went by, I felt compelled to follow up on this.
Me: "Why? Are you almost out of Mother's Cookies?"
Sally: "No, they went out of business."
Sally: "Yeah, there was no warning or anything. Last week they announced that they've gone bankrupt and are shutting down. There won't be any more deliveries. Once we're out, we're out."
Me: (spoken as I felt the panic of my world crashing down around me) "Um, could you hang on while I run back and get some more cookies?"
No more pink and whites, no more macaroons with coffee for breakfast, no more evening snacks of English tea cookies and milk.