Ok so I just read this horrifying article on cnn.com. I normally stick to less up-to-date or socially relevant topics on this blog, but this one struck such fear in my heart that I felt I needed to write about it. $100 to fill up a car? Does anyone else feel like throwing up? Thankfully, my Jetta is slightly more efficient and economical, but my husband’s F-150 is not. Fortunately he lives less than a mile from where he works, so we really hardly ever use his truck, but still!
The fact that the soaring gas prices are all I hear/read about on tv and the news does not help. Every time I am reminded of it (including all the times that I notice it myself when driving by gas stations), I can’t decide if I want to (a) curl up in the corner and cry, (b) call my parents and beg for money, or (c) call the President and complain. So far I have done none of the above.
It’s not like Brian and I are living in poverty and can’t afford it, but as newlyweds, we intrinsically strive to pinch pennies and stick to a tight budget. Needless to say, spending $4 for a gallon of gas is not helping. And please note that my idea to call President Bush is not to call and yell at him, because I certainly don’t blame him. But rather, when you are younger and see an act of injustice, your gut reaction is to find someone in a position of authority and tell on whoever is being unjust. So basically, I’m a tattle tale.