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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

At the pump...

The gas situation in our country scared me today for the first time. I wish that I would have had my camera so I could just show you a picture!

My gas light was on, and I could not find a station with gas. I passed one station after another..out of gas, empty, out.

Finally, I found one. I mean one pump, literally. One station with one pump. And what was the scary part... a sign on the pump that read "Limit 10 Gallons". I didn't quite know what to think about that, but I knew I did not want to climb Lookout Mountain on foot, towing a 7-week old baby.

I pumped 10 gallons.

Shortly thereafter, I saw a man walking toward his truck parked on the side of the road. He was carrying a gas can in his right hand. I suppose this poor fellow's gas light had been on too, but he didn't find the one soon enough.

I've heard of gas rationing with WWII and in the 1970's, but I just don't get it...

And the crisis in the American economy... It's a big, tangled, complicated mess that my simple brain cannot comprehend.

Just thinking on it makes my heart pound.

I will choose to not dwell on these things. I suppose I will render unto Uncle Sam what belongs to him and will render unto God what belongs to Him. He owns Uncle Sam, anyway.


Paula (SweetPea) said...

Wow, that is scary. I mean it's one thing for the gas prices to be outrages. It's one thing for those who may not have enough money but even still there's hope in sight...borrowing money, taking out credit. But, when there is NO gas, all the money in the world cannot supply gas if there is none.

I wondered about the no gas being available or running out when we were hit with the effects of Ike here in Indiana.

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tiffle's mom said...

wow, that was scary. i almost went into panic mode last week when I paid $4.39 and was rationed to $20.00's worth. But I've tried to keep gas in the tank since.