05/21/2004: Today's "Holy Shit!" moment....
The apartment building I live in is catercorner from a gas station/convenience store. As I was trying to decide what I was going to fix for dinner, a worker at the gas station caught my eye as I glanced out the kitchen window; he was changing the price sign at the station. And then I said, "Holy shit!"
The prices per gallon were: regular: $1.95, premium, $2.05, super-premium, $2.15.
I realize that, at this point, any readers I have from either of the coasts are thinking to themselves, "Stop sniveling, wuss!" I have taken business trips to both coasts, and my mind still reels from the gas prices in the Bay Area (IIRC, something like $2.75/$2.85/$2.95, and that was back in 1998 or 1999). Still, I don't recall ever having seen gas prices get that high here in the heartland.
Thank what powers that be, when I moved to midtown Memphis my commute shortened from about 20-25 miles/day to about 5 miles/day. Then I used to fill up every week, now it's more like every month (unless I make any car trips outside of the greater Memphis area). Otherwise, I'd be paying much more than I want to pay for gas.
Speaking of which, by cutting my gas comsumption by about 75% or so I'm doing my part to try to keep gas prices down. What are you doing about it?
Len on 05.21.04 @ 08:57 PM CST