Not sure why this is happening, but I’ve noticed that the corner stores of my neighbourhood have stopped stocking Tic Tacs. First it was my local place. When they ran out, more never came. I checked other places, and the little vacuum-formed clear plastic trays that they were displayed in held less and less Tic Tac containers. Here and there, the odd Winterfresh mint flavour (apart from cinnamon, the only Tic Tac flavour I don’t like). Different types of corner stores – Oxxo, 7-Eleven, Circle K – all with less and less Tic Tacs. Last night, in a different neighbourhood, I found a place that still had a few, so I grabbed the two containers of mint, and the four containers of orange Tic Tacs, and squirrelled them away. This, I’m sure you will agree, is of great import, and frankly, deserves a charity song of some sort.