reply to post by watchitburn
I'm in Georgia, Northern middle area..about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. Reg is 3.78 and Premium is 3.98..we're just about there...they were saying 5
dollars....now they are expecting 7 dollars by the time summer comes. This is per the lady at the gas station.
If you think it about it..it makes sense really. I remember back in the late 90s...97-99, going into 2000, Gas for reg, was around 96 cents a gallon
here....9/11 came and about 6 months later SHTF. People panicked and thought they would shut the gas lines down due to our oil resources coming from
the middle east, so we had no gas. When gas finally did come back it was at almost 2 dollars a gallon, and that seemed like alot to us....it got into
the higher 2s, almost 3s, and it was outrageous. When it got knocked back down to 1.50, everyone was happy. Fast forward a bit and we had the
situation again with gas shortages, when that was said and done, prices were up in the high 3s and 4s, like they are now....when they dropped down
into the mid 2s, to higher 2s, everyone was once again happy..failing to remember the 1.50 per gallon just a short time before. Now, we are looking at
4s- 5s per gallon, possibly 6-7....and when it drops on down into the low 3s and stays there....we will be happy again
....or...big leap..if it does
by some change reach the 6-7 marks and they drop it down to the high 3s, we will be happy. They are conditioning us...much like Cigarettes..which
personally I hate....but thats another discussion for another time. I remember clearly my mother stating when I was 10 years old (1990) that when
packs reach 2 dollars, she would quit....she did in fact quit, but look at it now....almost 6 dollars a pack!
We wonder why people are crying of no money and on food stamps...consider this....say someone smokes a pack a day...thats 5 dollars a day..thats 35
dollars a week, thats 150+ a month! thats almost 2000 dollars a year! 2000 dollars...a year, that millions of people are giving to the tobacco
companies...to kill you! where is the logic in that? Throw in gas, alcohol and most people eating out now a days..no wonder we are all in the sink
Luckily...I'm a young mom, my husband and I married young, got great jobs really young and started our family young. We got our house young and
started our own business young. Unfortunately, and I do mean that...our business does amazing in this economy..see..people right now can't get loans
for new cars..so they have to come to us..the used car dealer, the buy here pay here....however, we are very guilt conscience, my husband and I would
never ever watch a family drive off our lot with a car and kids, knowing its going to give them problems down the road. These are used cars to be sure
and sometimes small things will happen, but anything big? and we fix it. This in turn makes us very well known for good reasons and gives us more
customers. Where am I going with this....I'm young and smart. The house we chose to buy in 2001? was below our means, but big enough to grow with us.
Its .4 miles from a grocery store, .6 miles from my daughters elementary school, .7 miles from my other daughters preschool. Walmart is right up the
road if we are feeling froggy. All of their activities are at the church in our neighborhood which is literally almost in my backyard...(soccer,
football, dance, karate, music, choir, basketball...etc etc etc) My gas lasts me a week and a half on full tank., with the prices going up, I'll be
doing alot more walking. If we would all stand up, and let go of convenience, if we would as a people stand up and let them know..."we set the prices"
not them...we wouldn't have to be happy when they condition us to 3 dollars a gallon.
edit on 9-3-2011 by Nkinga because: (no reason