Friday, June 24, 2011
Would You Take The Food Or The Fuel?
I went to the Co-op to buy groceries and my bill was just shy of a hundred dollar bill. The picture above is what I got for my hundred bucks. I had three bags and not one of them was full.
Then I stopped at the gas station. My tank said half empty so I thought I'd bring it up to full. I know I have a Montana gas hog but how hoggie can it get? Fifty bucks to bring the needle to the top, which meant it would take a hundred for a fill.
I hate to be the cranky old woman who lives in the past, but I remember when we would drive up to a gas pump, toss a buck at the service attendant and tell him, "Give me a buck's worth." (We didn't pump our own gas back then.) We could do a lot of driving on that dollar and all the car engines were V-8's, too.
I notice the rising prices. They bite. Reagan said, "A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when "you" lose your's." Some economists say we are headed back to the "30's. Those were bleak times. Just ask your great grandparents, if they're still around. We never had a car during the 30's, couldn't afford one.
Do you think the economy will make us choose between food or fuel? I still see a lot of traffic on the highways and many of those cars get much better mileage than mine....... but, try driving one on Montana mountain roads.
Any one out there with a crystal ball?