I drive around a lot with my job.
I deliver mail.
My route is over 60 miles per day.
I burn some gas.
I can’t help it.
I burn gas.
AND THE GAS IS GETTING CHEAPER!! JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!!! EVERY PENNY THAT GAS GOES DOWN IS ANOTHER DOLLAR IN MY POCKET!!
EVERY DOLLAR IN MY POCKET IS ANOTHER TRIP THAT I COULD NOW AFFORD!!!
I guess that we can thank FRACKING for that.
Fracking must be good to make my oil cheap.
Thank goodness for fracking.
That’s a conclusion that I guess I can arrive at.
I suppose that I should adopt an attitude of “whatever it takes”.
Whatever it takes to get me out on the road and doing what I do unconsciously.
I don’t even worry about the other metal boxes hurtling towards me at 60….or 70….or 80 miles an hour….passing me, going the opposing direction, everyday…..with feet to spare.
No matter that they might be old and falling asleep on their motorized couch….or young and absorbed in the latest cute text (LOL!) from their sorority sister….or challenged in some way that takes their attention away from avoiding the metal box that I am riding down the road.
They might spill some sauce from the McRibb they’re enjoying….and crash into me as they furiously try to get it off their white polyester pants.
Something could happen.
Now, they/them/the ones are talking about the Keystone Pipeline getting “real”.
All this cheap gas….makes me join the folks saying, “GO!!! Give me the cheap gas! Keep me on the road!!”.
Damn the environment! I need progress!! I need motorvation.
I’m kidding….I kind of like the environment.
You can’t back up from some of this damage that we do.
But I like to drive….I like to go places.
I like to stay employed.
I wonder if this cheap gas is just a timely way of convincing us that some of these damaging events….like encouraging the pipeline construction or continuing to expand fracking operations….aren’t really all that bad?
If they make the gas a little cheaper, why not?
We’re swayed by what we have to spend our money on.
Financial concerns are big motivators.
I don’t trust what I can’t really understand.
I’ll still fill up my Jeep when the gas gets cheap.
Here’s a video about Cuba….and how they responded to shortages in gas.
It’s a little more hopeful to see how the people cope with a problem than it is to watch the videos of the Mad Max gas thieves cutting each other up.