I don't generally buy apocalyptic scenarios -- I think the future, even if dire, will be much more interesting than that -- but if I did, today's news that Sam's Club and Costco are limiting rice sales would be the third paragraph of the first chapter of any novel I were to write on the coming apocalypse, if I were to write one. It'd be that one little detail that came to importance in chapter 4.
I don't know what's worse news, that some customers feel they have to hoard grain or that the greedy merchants of capitalism can't sell it all to them.
It just makes you think. If the grocery stores were to close, it'd take me about three days -- maybe five -- until I had to become a rampaging thief.
The line it really quite thin, and getting even a tiny glimpse of it makes you think.