Hello there…welcome to my blog where I thrash and trash anything and everything…
One of the worst parts of dealing with the media is they still have the final say of things that I write and try to sell to them. I’ve sold many columns, but probably twice as many got rejected because they didn’t suit the editor or publisher.
So I’m giving blogging a try. And hopefully lots of you will agree (or disagree) and let me and the world know. here goes,
Insane gas prices
What a pleasant surprise I got this morning when I bought some gas and discovered twenty dollars gets me enough fuel to fill a couple of soda bottles. Here we go again. It infuriates me to no end that as soon as there’s trouble somewhere on the planet we get gouged at the pumps immediately. And when the price of crude falls it doesn’t trickle down to us because we’re told the fuel at the pumps was purchased when the world price was high.
It’s not fair. And it’s reckless on the part of the stock market and the oil companies. Don’t they realize we’re still staggering from the fuel spike sucker punch we received a couple of years ago? We’ve still got one foot in the recession cemetary. Another round of high fuel prices could drive us beyond the point of recovery.
We have to start being pro active. Car pool. Getting a drive to work one day a week with your buddies or co workers could cut your fuel consumption by 14% or more. Leaving your wheels home once a week isn’t a big sacrifice. Next I’d suggest someone call a meeting and put all the names of neighborhood gas stations in a hat. Pick one, post the results with the media and boycott the rest of them. And if anyone says that it isn’t fair, remind them that gouging us because there might be a shortage down the road isn’t fair either. We’ve been pushed around for too long. It’s time to start pushing back.