Why this isn’t national news is beyond me. The Charlotte area is in the midst of a severe gas crisis. We are literally out of gas. I live in a small town just outside of Charlotte and my town has been out of gas for weeks. Let me just tell you what happened to me yesterday. So I took Jorge (my RAV4) out to get gas as it was low and CSP was painting the dining room. CSP drives Jorge to work and leaves me the truck since Jorge is so much better on gas. My gas light came on not 2 miles into my journey. I would have gotten gas on the way home from my Mom’s house on Monday but there was none to be found. I had to go to 9 (NINE) gas stations before I could find gas. I called CSP every few minutes to let him know where I was just in case I ran out of gas and had to sit on the side of the road. Then finally, FINALLY, I found gas. Then I had to wait in line for 45 minutes. While in line I witnessed people hanging out of their car windows yelling at each other for breaking in line. All the ginormous SUVs with their ginormous tanks, I just wanted to smack those drivers. Save some for us little guys! People are camping out overnight on gas delivery days. It’s just nuts here, and not looking to get better.
We’re being fed a bunch of hooey about how it’s all because of the hurricanes. People, I’ve lived in the SE all my life and this gas situation only just started with Katrina. I’m not sure what the problem really is, but it HAS to get fixed. People aren’t able to go to their jobs. It’s insane! Why we aren’t all driving around with solar panels on the roofs of our cars is beyond me. I don’t get political on my blog much, but this is too much to ignore. Since when did we have to plan out gas getting trips? Allocating at least an hour? I will never take gas for granted again.