posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 01:46 AM
reply to post by nwtrucker
Hi,thanks,that's interesting to know.Yeah jeez the price of gas here makes it hard to get around,I wish we were close enough to a border which we
could cross to fill up cheaper.Where's it all going to end,the hubby and I wonder,I am serious when I say that horsecarts may make a comeback in my
country if the price keeps rising.We have an emormous population of the very poor.That has spawned the vast minibus-taxi industry,that so many folks
either cannot affors a car,or the gas to regularly fill up if they do-but with the prices constantly rising the taxi drivers have to put Their prices
up to make their profit-and that in turn affects the millions of low-income or very poor workers who have to use this form of transport to get to
I was chatting to a parking lot security guy the other day while waiting for the hubby.He told me that his low+paid job as a car+parking lot guard for
a company that supplies guards to local supermarket franchises,actually benefits him more than a better-paid job he had in the capital city.He used
to work at the courthouse in the provincial capital,as a court security guard-but the capital is over 40 clix from here,and as he saw petrol prices
rise+therefore his taxi fares,it was becoming untenable for him.So he took this job because now he has very minimal taxi fares from center of town to
one of the local black townships.
I felt badly for him,because in my country where it gets murderously hot in summer,parking lot work is not pleasant,compared to an air-conditioned
court building.Just one example of how the price of gas can directly influence the course+quality of a person's life,even just in respect to one's
job.But the job is a huge part of a working person's life,and in return has an effect on other spheres of life.
edit on 7-11-2013 by Raxoxane because: typo