This is the lead-in to a story on CNN Money today:
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- With oil prices setting records over $90 a barrel and $100 looking ever more likely, experts say there's a good chance drivers will see $3 gasoline before the end of the year.
Ya know what REALLY sucks about this story? Here in California (most of it, anyway), we haven't had anything BUT $3 gas for almost a year now! The headline for this story confused me at first because it was telling me that something that I already had would be here soon. Then I realized, Ah, yes, they are talking to the rest of the country who has had $2 something gas all along. Joke's on me.
What this translates into is most likely that here in sunny California (ok, don't hate us, it is 70+ degrees and sunny here right now) we will be faced with $4 gas! AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! And all of this as we bring 2 new drivers into the family. Son #1 is already wishing we had bought him a geeky Hybrid instead of the cool Jeep he got. He said to me just the other day, "Mom, gas just isn't affordable!" He's right. Especially since he also just got a girlfriend (CHA CHING!). Son #2 only has **gasp** 1 more year before he is eligible to get his driver's permit.
How do people who have to drive 1/2 hour to get to minimum wage jobs afford gas? Pretty soon, the price of gas will surpass what these poor folks (I mean that literally and figuratively) make in an hour! Don't laugh. IT COULD HAPPEN!