A MAN who forgot his girlfriend’s birthday has blamed the crisis affecting the global supply chain for her lack of presents.
Stephen Malley explained that the shipping containers with her hair straighteners, new shoes and whatever else she wanted had been delayed en route from China due to unavoidable supply chain breakdown.
He continued: “Also there was that thing with the ship blocking the Suez. That’s what happened to your espresso machine.
“It’s bad out there, love. Lorry drivers are pissing in bottles. Brexit’s torn all our illusions about the just-in-time economy apart. There were literally no cards in Clinton’s.
“Spiralling fuel prices, a shortage of containers, the pandemic, climate change, it’s the perfect storm. So it’s hard to say when you’ll get those presents I definitely bought and paid for.
“My new headphones that arrived yesterday from Amazon Prime? Well not everything’s run out. It’s just shortages in some selective areas.”
Girlfriend Jo Kramer said: “To be fair his Christmas present last year was a PlayStation 5. It’s not my fault they’re never available.”