So, around my house, gas is.. get ready for this.. $2.89 a gallon.
UNDER THREE DOLLARS, PEOPLE.
The reason? Because gas around my hood SKYROCKETED to $4.50 a gallon when Hurricane Ike (didn’t) hit. It stayed that incredibly ridiculous price for a good month. And people around here? We tightened our belt. We carpooled. We didn’t go out if we didn’t have to, and we would hit all of our errands the few times we DID go out.
And gas has gone down.
I’m hoping you’ve seen a decrease in your hood, too. I’m hoping you can now fill up your car without worrying (as much!) about the outcome. But more than anything else, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t go all gas crazy now.
Demand went way down; so did the prices. If we all start driving stupid again, demand goes back up. (So does the price. You dig?)
So, people, please: be smart. Still conserve. I think things are going to worse before they get better, but even if I’m wrong, we’re all moving in the right direction.