Mike was unbelievably thankful when stores began to open up again after The Great Shift. The body swapping even caused chaos and confusion throughout the world. Mike found himself in a hotel room thousands of miles away from home in a woman’s body. It also seemed her suitcase was filled with nothing but short skirts, revealing tops, and very high heels. None of it was comfortable. He wanted to go home, but transportation options were all shut down. Even buying things like sweatpants were out of the question, because stores were all shuttered. It took a few days for things to get back to normal with basic needs like grocery stores and restaurants opening first. The department stores soon followed, and Mike was so happy to buy even the most basic things to fit his new body while suiting his own personal tastes.