I sure I am glad that I don’t drive, because things are getting kind of ugly around here with regards to gasoline prices. It’s currently $4.17 to $4.57 at the Forbidden Shell in Pike/Pine. A talking head on the news this morning said that gas prices should come down 50 cents by mid-June, but I suppose I’ll believe it when I see it.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going soft on suburban commuters, but it’s much bigger than them. Gasoline prices are inflating transportation fees for materials and products, and this is translating to higher prices for consumer goods across the board.
Of course, these prices would come down dramatically if suburban commuters changed their habits, but we all know that’s not going to happen. It’s easier to throw some stuff in the recycling bin, drive to a couple of “Save the Earth” rallies, and call it a day.
It’s the American Way.