Not only do we have to contend with the Give Way Rules changing in just a few days, but all the news bulletins delivered the shocking news yesterday that we are about to run out of Marmite!
Now for the uninitiated, Marmite is made from yeast extract as a by product of beer brewing. Whilst it has the same name as it’s British counterpart, the New Zealand version is deemed to be far superior by Marmite connoiseurs.
Marmageddon, as this crisis has been dubbed, is a result of damage to the Christchurch manufacturing plant from the major earthquake last year, resulting in a complete halt to production. So big is this crisis that supermarkets are reporting panic buying of the last remaining jars, and TradeMe already has numerous auctions for unopened jars of Marmite as people cash in during these desperate times.
Mums are already panicking at the thought of being unable to take cute pictures like this.
Thankfully I had the foresight to get this one nearly 2 years ago.
Australian’s are rubbing their hands with glee in anticipation of all the people forced to swap to Vegemite, and who may also become so accustomed to it that they may not swap back once Marmite production resumes. Not only that, all defective Australians who had a Marmite fetish have already had to make the change since all Marmite stocks were recalled to New Zealand. Crikey!
This video shows what happens when people don’t get their Marmite fix. Seriously!
My biggest concern now is how Marmite-deprived people will cope with the road rule changes that come in to effect at 5am on Sunday morning. Talk about bad timing. I wonder if they would have postponed the change had they been given more notice of the Marmite situation?
The end of the World is nigh folks!
How will you cope without Marmite?
By the way, I’m not joking when I say it’s been on all the news here. Even the Prime Minister, it has been reported, only has half a jar of Marmite left.
I love receiving comments, so do feel free to leave one, particularly if you are already suffering from Marmite withdrawal and are therefore more likely to say some really weird stuff.
P.S. There’s only 2 more days of voting in the Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Moms of 2012. Vote for me before Marmageddon causes the World to implode or something.