After the tragic Newtown shootings last month, gun reform became a hot topic (again!), and all the discussion set off, at least here in Colorado, a rush to arms. The demand was so great that the wait time for required background checks soared from about 15 minutes to more than a week.
The mad rush reminded me of the hours-long lines at Denver Hostess stores in November, when the maker of Twinkies announced it was closing. And it made me think about the nationwide frenzy over flu shots a few years ago, when there was a shortage of the usually plentiful vaccine. And, before that, well, Tickle Me Elmo … need I say more?