Second, rawbery79 touched on a subject recently that I felt like ranting on. Gas is cheap. Like, less than $.90 a gallon cheap. I'm sure most of the world is thrilled about this but I for one am not, okay? I ride my bike to the tech center every day for a reason. I think about fuel economy in cars I'm riding in for a reason. That reason is that fuel is a precious natural resource, and I don't care what my Dad's conservative talk-show radio hosts all say, it's not going to be around forever. Even if it is going to be around forever, doesn't anyone ever think about the fact that America, with something like 10% of the world's population, uses like 30% of the world's energy resources? I'll find the exact figure on that if anyone here is a stickler for truth.
So when gas is $1.80 a gallon those suburban yuppies sometimes think about what they're guzzling SUV's consume. Yeah, I know, some of them are so rich they don't care, but the majority of them at least think about it. I think about it too, but I drive a much smaller car so it doesn't hurt me quite as much, when I fill up during those times it costs $20 every 10 days or so, not $50 like those people.
In high school I was the only kid (you think i'm kidding but I'm not) who rode my bike to school. When an administrator came to my english class to give the there's-not-enough-parking-but-please-be-n
I'm not saying I'm better than everybody else. Or maybe I am. I dunno, screw me, I don't know what I'm saying, but I think $1.50 a gallon is the perfect price for gas and that's the point of that whole awful rant. Crumbs, now I've gone and blown my merry christmassy shopping mood.