Monday, June 16, 2008

"91 Only"

From reader JB:

I had borrowed my mother's car and was going to fill up before dropping it off this morning. I pulled into the gas station she usually uses only to see '91 only' on all the pumps. This car doesn't need that octane so I drove away without buying anything. Went to another station instead (and paid $4.60/gallon). California, don't you know.

Yelena Kasyanova just made plans for another trip.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neighbor today said they are paying $20/day for auto gas, and they are anxiously looking for options. That's without maintenance and insurance, just fuel for their auto's to get to work and do their business. Our society's foundation is based on cheap transportation. It definitely is affecting lives and pushing families down. Stories I have read, indicate that the South gets hit harder than the North, rural gets hit harder than cities, in this situation.

In general, it just seems like the trajectory of our Nation's progress for a lot of people, has been heading in the wrong direction for some time now. We definitely can do better for all our fellow citizens.

6/16/2008 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine just bought a motorcycle in hopes it would save him gas. Not sure if he'll actually drive it enough to make it a worthwhile investment however.

6/19/2008 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

I'm extremely happy I live/work someplace where I don't need to own a car. It makes those food prices somewhat more...affordable. I know people who are having to make a choice between eating 3 meals a day and continuing to commute to their jobs so they can eat at least twice a day. It's scary out there.

6/22/2008 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the problem? This is great for the carbon footprint!

7/10/2008 6:14 PM  

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