Y’know, things are very different in communist countries. Take Russia, there is very little on the shelves in food shops and electronic stores.
Skilled workmen are rare and if you want to buy a car you have to wait ten years for delivery, if you can even afford one.
One man had saved his coupons and went to the state garage to buy a car and was told the delivery date would be ten years to the day.
“TEN YEARS!” exclaimed the man. “Will that be a morning or afternoon delivery?”
“Don’t be ridiculous,” replied the salesman. “That is ten years away. What difference can that make?”
“I have got a plumber coming in the afternoon.”