Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurry! Go Get Gas!

Is everyone in your life freaking out about gas right now? I had two co-workers, Boss and GrannyP (she's new, I'll have to tell ya all about her later) come up to me and tell me that I "better run get gas, it's going up to $5.00 tonight."

really? really? really? You're telling me that it's going to go up $1.50 in a matter of a few hours?

Oh alright, I'll go get gas. I mean, since I am leaving and driving 6 hours right after work.... I kinda need it anyway.

While I'm at the gas station, Ben calls "You need to fill up. Gas is going up like crazy. Oh, and everytime you see a gas station on the way home, you need to stop and fill up." Seriously babe? EVERY SINGLE GAS STATION? Thanks, but no thanks.

So I'm paying a lovely $3.89 a gallon to fill up my baby and my mom calls "have ya heard is gas is going up?"


My question is this: Why is gas going up so quickly, when the gas company/station has already paid for the gas that is in the pumps at the time? And wait.... has the storm even hit yet? Do we know if the pipelines have been damaged? Oh, and aren't we supposed to have something like 65,000 gallons of gas on reserve for situations like this??? Call me crazy, but someone is making mad money off this. And it really pisses me off.

Hope you're tanks are full of gas, and you have a wonderful weekend. To everyone in Texas and in Ike's path - be careful. I'm saying a prayer for you!


Weeksie50 said...

Oh No! Going up again? I am so stinkin' sad..

I hope you are safe in your travels today!

Happy Weekend!

Insane Mama said...

Jumping the gun a bit. But I did it, I filled up

JKW said...

I know...I went and got gas too...and I am on the phone with AR and she is getting gas right is PURE craziness!!!

Jenna said...

I had a similar call earlier from Big Al (who has already recorded his next commercial, you'll be glad to know, haha).

He was like "do you have gas in your car?" All serious. Sounded like we were going to be on the run or something. People were lined up at every station I have seen today. Craziness.


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Joy said...

Wow, I'm glad I got gas yesterday. I didn't hear the news about prices going up.
Isn't it wonderful that you have so many people looking out for you!

Rae said...

I didn't hear about it either. My guess behind the gas increase would be the hurricane and off shore oil drilling (off the coast of Mexico) being discontinued? Just a guess....

Glad you got gas and didn't pay 5 bucks/gallon! Ick!!!

the undomesticated wife said...

Hi there, just stumbled upon your blog!

Oh yes, gas went up. And, even ran out. I'm in the DFW area, and I think there's that panic mentality. Everyone runs to get gas, and THAT is what caused our shortage. Grrr!

However, we got some good rain and our rain barrel is full! Yay!

Lauren @ Adventures of a Southern Newlywed said...

Gas has only gone up about $0.20 here. I think most of the worry was just hysteria. Remember what happened before Katrina?

Weith Kick said...

Wow, I heard all about this nonsense on the news and stuff. I guess I should consider myself lucky. We are still only paying about 3.37ish here. I hope gas goes down soon for you.