stop the madness

in the span of one day gas has gone up 30 cents here. it’s now $2.99 for regular unleaded. my parents said where they lived it went up 40 cents overnight. and the sad thing is, it’s only the wednesday before a holiday weekend. yes, labor day weekend is approaching and atlanta is rationing gas. two lines to bring fuel into the city are down. i’m worried that that will reach up here as well. it’s just not good. not good at all. the lines at the pumps today were insane. i was glad i filled up at 4 p.m. at $2.89 because at 6 p.m. when we went to the grocery store it was up 10 cents. i just heard on the news that $4/gallon gas is not unlikely. and i’m not doubting it now.

it’s just hard that it’s getting to the point where i have to choose between food and gas. food and seeing joe. that’s hard. i don’t want to have to digress back to only seeing each other on the weekends, but i have a feeling that’s what’s going to happen in the very near future, and it’s not making me happy.

and i think what really bothers me is that this probably could have been avoided. or at least curbed a little. we’ve had gas crises in the past, but did anyone stop and say, hey, maybe we should come up with a plan to prevent this from happening in the future? no. not really. guess it wasn’t important then. we can come up with all the plans we want now, but it’s not going to help. not in the short term at least. and that’s when we need it, not 10 years down the road.

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