Unexpected Shortage

Yesterday, I was at the supermarket when my friend sent me a text and asked me to pick up an onion and bring it with me.

I circled around for a bit going all through the products looking for the individual onions, but I couldn’t seem to find any.

Then, when I realized that the empty spaces in this section were all for onions.

What kind of bizarre onion quest was somebody on?

Why on earth with no loose onions?

I just bought a bag of onions instead but I still find it weird that I couldn’t buy just one, that this whole section was empty.

A photo in the produce section of a supermarket showing the egg-carton-like containers where individual onions would normally be displayed but all of the little spaces in the black trays are empty.