Monday, September 22

Gas Crisis?! REALLY people!!

SOOOO---in case you didn't know. My town which happens to be the capital of my state....has run out of gas. You read it right. It all started with the hurricane {Ike well actually Gustav before that}. Everyone heard we weren't going to have gas so GO FILL UP the night before it hits. Still gas...go TOP OFF because surely we won't have it the next day. Guess what now we DON'T!

SO all the crazies in my town have out demanded the supply of gas in our 620,000 or so people city. What the ?!!!! Every city around us has gas....it is just us!! This is the craziest thing I have EVER seen! We get our gas from the pipeline that runs from Houston to New Jersey. It was shut down after the hurricane and then gas was only coming up the pipeline at 20% but NOW it is at full capacity. yada yada yada There is lots more to it of course. But the point is that WE HAVE FUEL CRAZY PEOPLE HERE IN MY TOWN!!!! Quit getting all your lawnmower gas cans and weedeater gas cans and dusting all the cobwebs off any other gas cans you just happen to have in your garage {milk jugs} and topping off your car every time you see a station with gas!! YOU are causing this crisis! It's not a game people!! Get gas like normal and it will correct itself in a few days. duh!

No joke there are...hmmmm.....let me count them....1,2,3,4,5,6 gas stations within a 2 mile radius of us and ONE had gas the past 2 days.....that is it! And the line for it was a quarter of a mile long. I am talking like 75-100 people lined up to get gas and this isn't some big trucking gas station with lots of pumps---nope its a mom and pop joint with very little parking lot so it of course spilled out into the main road causing a traffic jam. I mean it is just ridiculous. Then what happens is when a station gets gas in SOOO many people rush to get it that the station runs out as soon as they get it. I drove past a station on Saturday on my way to the store that had just gotten a shipment and had a LOOONG line. I drove back by 1 hr later........out of gas.......

My hubby went out late tonight to get gas in both of our vehicles because---unlike everyone else we are just getting gas when we need it! We were both close to empty. He had to go several miles from our house after searching ALL OVER to find a station that had gas and then he had to wait in line.

Hopefully this crazy mess will end soon....I mean we are doing it to ourselves.....how do you explain that to people who can't see the BIG picture. wow! frustrating.............

4 comments:

pookiesmom said...

OMG..I know! It's making me crazy! I actually needed gas Saturday and had to drive around forever to find a place that a. had gas and b. didn't have a line a mile long. :(

Kim said...

I'm still on "e"!

Jenn said...

Atlanta doesn't have gas either...they are actually directing traffic into gas stations and people are running out of gas waiting for gas...crazy.

Anonymous said...

The fun still continues in Atlanta! Liz

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