posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 05:21 PM
reply to post by RedPill
About two years ago my town had a gas shortage. The governor of our state notified the citizens that over the next week gas supplies would be short
and to ration gas accordingly. I got into work that day and everyone was asking if I had filled up my gas before coming into work. I said no I had a
little over half a tank.
On my way home I drove by gas stations with people fighting at the pumps, and police cars stationed at every gas station. The next day, all the gas
stations had signs that they had no gas. Good thing my work was only 5 miles from my home, I thought I would be able to wait it out. Every time a gas
station got a shipment of gas it would be gone in under an hour. The people were raving lunatics, hogging all the gas. Many were bringing extra gas
cans which started a majority of assaults at the pumps. Gas stations eventually limited gas purchases to $10 total per vehicle but people would just
go down the road to the next gas station and get another $10 worth.
After about a week my tank was nearly gone, and no gas within driving distance. On fumes I drove up the interstate 30 miles and found a gas station
with plenty of gas. I drove back with a full tank and laughed the next day as I saw people clamoring to get their $10 in gas.
Point in case, Americans are greedy bastards. While this is no rule of thumb and there are many very kind people in America. However, there is this
sentiment of "me first" when their is competition to get something and a limited supply of it. This ugly part of Americans I want nothing to do with
and consider it the downfall of our nation. Like the video you posted, most Americans can not think about cause and effect of their actions further
than what is directly in front of them. They feel entitled to step and push others to get to their goal. I think corporate America has imparted on us
very bad values indeed.