Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ridiculous - Gas Shortage.

Until now we've been relatively unaffected by the gas shortage. But now at 1/8 of a tank left, and a need to drive across town tomorrow for yet another class, I'm in a slow panic. I probably have enough to get there and back but what happens then?

I hate being confined to the house but if we have to we have to.

There are rumors out there that the gas shortages are nothing but a ploy on the part of politicians. I'm not sure what to think at this point.

Its rather amusing to me puny little mind that such things as the 1930's come to mind and the only thing I remember from grade 9 history class was the struggle buggies and great depressions. It kinda fits with the roaring 90's computer technology boom the subsequent stock market crash and now lay offs, mortgage crisis and other panics - and the gas shortages that come into play.

I'm not sure what my mind is driving at, as it runs on its own steam and tangents sometimes, but there is something in my mind (that I know.) And it keeps saying "This is Ridiculous!" But is it? Is it a political posturing manoeuvre? How could such political posturing really do the current government any good if it is hurting the economy more by making the people hurt more?

I remember my friend once talking about a book that suggested that the weather was controlled by the government... it sounded like a good book. Wouldn't it be a neat premise for yet another book, how the government kept the people down by stealing all the gas and making them think they were in crisis!? Hmmmmm

I'm rambling of course.... I'm just fed up with wondering when I'll get some gas... to the point that I want to buy a couple gas cans and store them in the garage in case we really do have a problem. I told the girls if it came down to it we'd siphon gas from daddy's little red car, using the frog's siphone tubes! LOL! The oldest was not impressed - "But mum won't that kill the frogs?" and "Oh mum that's disgusting - sucking gas from the tank... wouldn't it taste yucky!"


AmyDe said...

YES - it is entirely ridiculous! Your saying what you did about the Government stealing the gas reminds me of a Val Kilmer film where the Russians have stolen (and are hoarding) all the heating oil while the country freezes to death. What is that movie? Val Kilmer and Elizabeth Shue - about cold Fusion? Oh well - it will come to me in the middle of the night.

Grumpy said...

Apparently your brain thinks like mine.... in the middle of the night I wake up .... like we're talking the WEEE hours .... and then I can't sleep again because I've had a brain storm! LOL!

Dang all the good plots are taken already! Must see if I can get that movie... don't know the name of it but will hunt it down! :)

Grumpy said...

It appears the movie is "The Saint"