While reading our local Washington Post “Express” newspaper on the metro this morning, I had a “Roll the eyes” moment. They had an article titled Prices at the Pump Starting to Climb
Here’s the quote (with bold added by me):
It kills me,” said Gloria Nunez, 53, as she filled her Ford Explorer SUV at a San Jose gas station. Nunez, a clerk for a communications company, has started working a couple hours of overtime each week to help soften the blow.
“All of a sudden you kind of have to watch your pennies,” she said.
Really? You think you should just watch how you’re driving now that gas is a quarter more per gallon? Before today, nothing made you think “Hey, I’m paying over $2.00 a gallon right now, and it’s not going to change for a long, long time, if ever, so I’ll be a contentious driver and conserve fuel from now on”?
Honestly, people get used to a certain price as a “Way of Life”. No one will really change their driving habits until there’s a DRASTIC change in gas prices.
Did you think it was a stupid quote?