Rome, Italy - As word of the planned boycott of pasta, because the rising cost of the county's food staple spreads throughout the country, so does widespread panic. It is rumored that the Pope has already left the country advising priest and nuns to do the same, leaving only a skeleton crew behind to run the Vatican, not enough to hear confessions or conduct Mass in this dire hour of need. Police have called up all reserve forces and placed the entire country on tactical alert falling just short of declaring martial law.
Responding quickly to the people's demanded for action from their duly elected representatives, The Italian National Assembly has announced today that they have just reached a breakthrough in negotiations in forming a new government in an anticipation of the fall of the current regime.
Reports throughout the country confirm an eerie calm as citizens of Italy prepare for their one-day pasta boycott and all-out bloodbath.
"We had to do something, said Dino Atalano, consumer advocate rights group that is inadvertently responsible for near shutting down the county, bring it to a near state of anarchy. "The price of food staples was rising due to sorting wheat prices. People are finding increasingly difficult to afford food. The pasta boycott was just meant to bring attention to that plight symbolically."
Only no one could have calculated how much the peoples of Italy love their culinary cuisine or the extent they would go, if anyone attempted to take it from them, even for a day as a symbolic gesture.
However, when the consumer group explained that the action was voluntary, not mandatory, order was quickly restore throughout the country, the police taken off tactical alert and the Pope quickly returned to the Vatican.