The UK is suffering from a Garden Gnome Shortage. We had Brexit and Megxit and a few pandemic news here and there but now this. How much more can people handle? 2021 will go down in history as the year of the Gnome Crisis.
I have to admit, I caught myself thinking, how much nicer a lockdown in Australia would’ve been. In that house with too many rooms and a huge garden … A Berliner shoe box is just fine, thanks, but I digress.
Rumors go, people in the UK embraced gardening in recent months and many had a newly found urge to gnome up their yards. While supplies were low already, some ship named Ever Given got stuck in some Suez Canal, causing massive delays in shipping. So, garden centers of Britain, excuse me garden centres of the UK, are gnomeless. Apart form the Garden Gnome Shortage, shops are also running out of outdoor furniture but who cares about that?
This thorny situation does not just affect gardens. The implications for British society as a whole are truly frightening. Thousands and thousands of people are scared now of gnome theft and will eventually take their gnomes inside. Gnome spotters have nothing to look at anymore on their daily walks. We’ll see a huge increase in obesity because people won’t exercise anymore. Even worse, there will be arguments between lucky gnome owners and gnomeless people. In the end, the UK might not be united for much longer.
Luckily, you won’t face a Garden Gnome shortage around here anytime soon. Have a happy Hump Day!