posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 09:38 PM
I work in Atlanta, and I'll say that we are still functioning. However, on Friday and today, a couple of my coworkers have had to telework (in
addition to the 1 day a week we already work from home) due to not being able to get gas. Before the week is over, I may end up having to do the same,
and we are lucky we have the ability to do so.
So, while one of the worst traffic cities in the US is running on fumes, the most annoying thing is that now the media is saying that "experts" are
attributing the situation to "public panic". THIS IS INSULTING, especially when people are running out of gas at the stations. Personally, I have
put 10 gallons of gas in my tank in the last 17 days since Ike hit and stations started drying up, and I drive 40 miles round trip to work, 4 days a
week. I, along with pretty much everyone I know, did not react with panic when we first found out about stations running out. Not even when hour+
lines started forming. I get what I need to keep doing my job. Nobody I know is hording gasoline, and nobody I know is about to wait over an hour just
to top off their tank everyday (that's if they can even find a station with gas).
So, while possibly there are the few that might go to extremes and wait in insanely long lines just to be sure their tanks are filled at the end of
each day, the majority of us are doing what we have to do to keep the economy going down here in the Southeast. To be perfectly clear, this has
nothing to do with public panic.