A few days ago I went to a gas station and put $50.00 in my tank. It was $50.00 of the cheapest unleaded I could find and my tank still wasn’t full! I looked around at the other people buying gas and thought that I was in a scene from the Walking Dead!
No one was complaining or saying anything. They just had this dazed look about themselves. But a few years ago, people were screaming when gas rose above $3.00 a gallon. What happened? I wondered if I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone.
Just about five years ago, any spike in gas prices was all over the news. There were stories about people trying to figure out how they were going to buy enough gas to go to work. Reporters stationed themselves at gas stations and found people that had to decide if they would buy gas or food.
Where are those stories?
Where is the outcry?
Where are the pressitutes?
Even my friends appear obvious to these astronomical prices. They were enraged at $3.00 plus gas prices, but I hear nary a peep from them regarding these $4.00 plus prices. What happened? Did the government pass out free gas cards and I didn’t get one? Am I alone? Am I the only one suffering? Or am I really in the Twilight Zone?
I remember the 70’s when I had to get in a gas line at 3:00 A.M. Everyone was complaining. Today there is no line and there is
plenty of gas, but the prices are so high that many of us can’t afford to pump it. Since it appears that no one is complaining and the media isn’t concerned, maybe this is just a bad dream and I will wake up. Or maybe if I walk around the back of the station away from the gas tanks, I will spot Rod Serling puffing on a cigarette. I just don’t know?