Saturday, September 20, 2008

how do you spell CRISIS?

In middle Tennessee 85% of the gas stations have no gas. It was bad enough that prices were shooting toward $5 a gallon as a result of Ike, but apparently the gas stations refused to pay for the hiked prices and subsequently didn't have their tanks refilled.

Not so much of a problem for me, most of my journeying is around town (although I AM supposed to go to Sewanee on Tuesday for a clergy gathering, which is about 200 miles round trip). But what about people like Ken, whose livelihood depends on getting to the job site? Or most other mortals, who need to show up at a workplace in order to get paid? Public transportation is limited if you're outside of the metro area, and even inside--well, let's just say that cars are pretty much necessary (sad, but true).

Fortunately Ken filled up before Ike hit, paying less than $3 per gallon. But now it isn't so much what one pays, but whether or not gas is available. This is how we are spelling "crisis" here.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

These are scary times, aren't they? I've never seen such a shortage of gasoline, and so many stations closed. Now, the huge bailout of Wall Street... so much is happening so fast. I don't think we've seen the worst of it yet. Time to really pray.

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