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Panic (over gasoline)

September 22, 2008

Just a little stress venting here. Argh. For those of you elsewhere, Nashville has been having a little gasoline problem. As in, we don’t have any, and when we do have it, it runs out really quickly. Gas stations are hiring security guards when they do have gas – I spoke to a guard this morning, and one of her colleagues had a gun pulled on him while working a station over the weekend.

All last week, I was refusing to buy into the panic buying of gas that is just making the situation worse. Now, though, I don’t have enough gas to go looking for gas in outlying areas. At this point, the husband and I (who share a fuel-efficient Civic) are going to have to wait until gas shows up close to home. We took a cab this weekend to see some friends who had come in from out of town, and ordered pizza delivery last night. I can get groceries delivered tomorrow, but I don’t really want to order them because the place is expensive and I keep hoping gas will turn up. Today I’m going to do some errands walking during my lunch – primarily for TP and cat food.

Luckily I can ride the bus to work – although this morning one bus just kept going b/c it was too full, and the one I caught was so full of standers that we all had to get off and on repeatedly so people could exit. Too bad Nashville cut several bus routes recently!


Update: Woo-hoo! The husband found gas close enough to get some – the “empty” light was on the whole time he was waiting in line!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jen permalink
    September 22, 2008 4:00 pm

    There’s no reason for a gas shortage, not yet anyway. Its’ just fear tactics to keep people hungry for it and desperate. They’re easier to control that way.

  2. naomidagenbloom permalink
    September 24, 2008 10:15 am

    rachel,feels like 1970s redux…and we learned exactly what? my favorite moment from that time in baltimore was the lawyer who threw his briefcase (all paper pre-computers) at the departing bus.

    here’s hoping this changes for you.


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