It all happened so suddenly, but they should have seen the signs a mile off. One day, they could; they next, they could not. Some people had been having trouble anyway – when there’s little left, you can charge what you like – but there was truly nothing now.
People didn’t want to change. Of course not – they hadn’t changed before, they certainly wouldn’t change after. They needed all their toys.
Some people accepted that change was happening, and helped shield those who wouldn’t. They made things, so life appeared how it was before, keeping the greedy playing with all their toys.