The Venezuelan Toilet Paper ShortageSubmitted by dice on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 20:07
CARACAS, VENEZUELA – Venezuelans are used to shortages. But now they are desperately running short of one thing normally taken for granted. The new president is importing 50-million rolls of toilet paper.
2,400 rolls sounds like a lot of toilet paper. But that big a shipment flew off the shelves in just a few hours at this store in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital.
“We send each other text messages. I just got one telling me “there’s toilet paper! There’s toilet paper!” And I left the office running to buy some toilet paper because I ran out.” said Venezuelan Consumer Daleydis Ravelo.