1. Gas Lines When I Was A Kid. I didn't then, nor do I now really understand them. I knew there wasn't a shortage of gas, and to see my dad stand in line for three hours to get enough gas in his F150 so he could go to the work for the week, really messed with my eleven-year old brain.
2. The Military Lay Offs. I went in the Navy in the early 80's. They were promising us the world. There was a shortage of volunteers. I figured that was just the way it was. After the fall of Donald Trump's homeland -- The Soviet Union -- we started closing bases and laying off soldiers and sailors. That blew my mind.