In The Wake Of Katrina  

keithcancook 60M
10710 posts
8/31/2005 10:58 pm
In The Wake Of Katrina


While driving home earlier this evening I passed four gas stations along a four mile stretch. Every one of them was jam-packed with cars. The lines spilled out of each lot and down the street. I needed gas, but decided to drive back at 1 am in the morning and avoid the lines.

So I did. The station had no lines. The pump would not accept my credit card though, so I went inside to pay prior to pumping. While standing in a short line in there, people started coming in from their cars. All the pumps had stopped. The station had run completely out of gas! Dang, I hate it when that happens. Does anybody recall the situation in the early seventies? Is rationing coming again?

Jeeze, what a mess. Da heck with this. It's time to utilize public transportation. Hmm, I suppose I can always fall back on bipedal transportation.


GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
9/1/2005 7:20 am

welcome back, buddy!!!!!


rm_dandth 47M/38F
173 posts
9/1/2005 8:23 am

Ahhh..... the good ol' days of buying gas on Odd numbered days with Odd number tags and borrowing your neighbors tag so you could make it to work on even numbered days, and following the tanker around town to see where he was delivering, only to find out there was already a line because the attendant had called his friends to let them know they had gas again (or at least for the next 2 hours).....

On the brighter side, the skill sets learned suring a gas shortage, are always helpful in other arenas Nothing like a woman that can suck 12 gallons of unleaded through a 50 foot hose from the nieghbors car-port to your tank.


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
9/1/2005 11:47 am

Welcome back Mr. Peccary... we missed you.



The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


007sexy40plus 51F  
7603 posts
9/1/2005 1:34 pm

It is indeed a mess, and it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. In some areas of GA, gas os as much a six dollars per gallon. I think it's horse and buggy time, seriously.

Glad to see you back, Keith

I am the real deal! "Come Get Me!!!"


rm_sweetkycpl05 48M/46F
13 posts
9/1/2005 1:43 pm

This was posted by the Associated Press just hours ago.

Quote: Bush asked Americans to be prudent in their consumption of energy, but called the hurricane a "temporary disruption" to gasoline supplies. "Don't buy gas if you don't need it," the president said. End Quote

I fear we are in for some very tight times in the near future. Gas isn't the only thing that is going to become expensive and in short supply. Without fuel to get goods to the stores, we can expect the cost to go up for simple groceries. It is going to come to more than rationing. It is going to come to get what you can when you can get it because it might not be there tomorrow.


interested13563 53M
2557 posts
9/1/2005 3:02 pm

Welcome back! - Another bipedal...


rm_pchamp012004 55M
2672 posts
9/1/2005 3:50 pm

I remember the early 70's, though not old enough to drive, I would wait with my dad in those endless lines for gas.


goddessofbitches 41M/33F

9/1/2005 4:20 pm

The price gauging has already started here.....THere are three gas stations off of the by-pass heading towards my house. THey all have different prices...and I know that is no accident. I tried to call someone about it...and no one cares. One gas station has it at 2.99, another at 3.15 and another at 3.20.

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


yellow9252 45M

9/1/2005 5:20 pm

Hope you've all booked your flights for your convention in October as the airlines only need half an excuse to raise their fares.


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
9/1/2005 7:55 pm

My sons friend stopped by tonight, (I see him more than I see my son now-a-days) and he told me that gas prices here in town are $3.09 a gallon and expected to be over $4.00 a gallon by the end of the month. *sigh* I need a raise just so I can make it back and forth to work.

Welcome back keith... missed you.

DustStormDiva


Tala4u2 54M  
2957 posts
9/1/2005 9:13 pm

What have you been away Keef? Disgraceful behaviour leaving the minions to themselves. Try bio diesel, use cooking oil to run diesel cars. of course you should filter it so the chicken bones dont choke the carburetor.

Tala, Wizard of The Kingdom of BooBoBia, DEITY,
PERVlander


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
9/2/2005 9:50 am

Don't worry about gasoline and what happens in the real world. Who needs that confusion & disappointment? Write more blogs!

[blog talldarkavg1]


rm_StripPokher 57M
387 posts
9/2/2005 1:25 pm

I think it's time that we concentrate on more stay-at-home love-making with our partners, and the law of supply and demand being what it is, the price will eventually come down (no pun intended).


redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
9/2/2005 3:00 pm

Why did I have sarcastic thoughts when I heard that Bush asked us all to conserve. Maybe it was because some of us have been doing it for a long, long time already.

Yup, I remember the first oil crisis. As I remember I wasn't depending on a car to get me anywhere I needed to go. Not so lucky now perhaps.

Welcome back Keith!


expatbrit49 62M

9/2/2005 5:05 pm

We have line ups at the gas stations here this week but its to avoid the daily price increases, as of today we are paying $4.75/Gallon.

Fuck it I cant afford to drive my baby and if this continues I could end up walking

Thank You for Your Time and Attention


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
9/2/2005 5:57 pm

Tala and Strip are both right!

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


five_speed 41M

9/3/2005 9:28 am

hey Keith, I'm wondering why it's taken me this long to check out your blog. Great stuff, man.

I'd write more, but I have to go pimp myself out on the corner to get the money for gas so I can drive across town to pick up my bicycle. Man-whoring wasn't as bad as I expected, but I'll still be glad to have my bike back so I can do other things (and women) of my choosing.


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
9/3/2005 11:32 am

I'm beginning to feel like I'm living in a movie written by the same person that wrote the Mad Max ones. Only we're in the prequel.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
9/3/2005 12:55 pm

hey


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/5/2005 8:53 am

To ALL my friends who have stopped in to welcome me I wish to say you have WARMED [size3]my heart and brought a smile to my face. Thanks!

Yep, that's just how it worked dandth.

The PECCARY'S are never far from the PECCARETTES my dear sweet PrincessKarma!

Horse and buggy timestraightten? I hope not. I do not wish to have a horse in my care. They are a lot of work!

Y'all are absolutely correct sweetkycpl. If goods are transported (and all of em are), then the cost of those goods will rise with the trasportation costs.

I hope it's not an arm and a leg katey.

It was manageable pcchamp. It kept gasoline available for all. BTW, it is GREAT to see you back in BlogLand again! The PECCARY'S have missed you.

It was 3.27 around here this week Mandy. But things have settled down and although many stations are still out of gas, there are plenty of stations that have it again. It was a zoo last week though.

Prices are on the rise everywhere now yellow.

Agreed duststormdiva. I am going to start taking the bus more now.

Sorry about that Tala. Hopefully the monarchy will recover its former ambitions. Viva la revolucion!
BTW, I recieved your CD's and am enjoying them now. It's good to hear your voice mate!

Noted TDA. I will attempt to do just that!

That is good advice StripPokher. All I need is a partner and I am there!

I gotta agree with the President on this one redswallow. Use energy sparingly and only when necessary. Of course this is not an entirely new message now is it?

Oh no! That would indeed be a tragedy expat ol pal. That beauty was meant to be driven not hidden!

Yes, they do make good points don't they PrincessKarma? Of course as a PECCARETTE this comes as no surprise to you.

Most of our cities are suburban in nature as you know humboldthonni. I wish I could lose the car. I definately will be using the bus more. My city is building a light rail service that now seems prophetic. It was a difficult sell to us taxpayers earlier.

It is almost unbelievable candysoveryverysweet. Almost. Yet this is the natural result of supply and demand. Also, WELCOME BACK!!!

waggypolly, I just knew you could do it. I will be over at your place to see for myself very soon! Congratulations!

Thanks five speed. The Venting Blog is excited to have you here. New activities are forthcoming for the fall season so stay tuned! One good turn deserves another so I will be visiting you in the very near future.

Interesting analagy 1hotwahine. I had always feared that that story was somewhat prophetic.

Hey there jayR! How is the Siren of Sarcasm doing these days? Nevermind, I will go and see for myself!


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/5/2005 8:55 am

To ALL my friends who have stopped in to welcome me I wish to say you have WARMED my heart and brought a smile to my face. Thanks!

Yep, that's just how it worked dandth.

The PECCARY'S are never far from the PECCARETTES my dear sweet PrincessKarma!

Horse and buggy timestraightten? I hope not. I do not wish to have a horse in my care. They are a lot of work!

Y'all are absolutely correct sweetkycpl. If goods are transported (and all of em are), then the cost of those goods will rise with the trasportation costs.

I hope it's not an arm and a leg katey.

It was manageable pcchamp. It kept gasoline available for all. BTW, it is GREAT to see you back in BlogLand again! The PECCARY'S have missed you.

It was 3.27 around here this week Mandy. But things have settled down and although many stations are still out of gas, there are plenty of stations that have it again. It was a zoo last week though.

Prices are on the rise everywhere now yellow.

Agreed duststormdiva. I am going to start taking the bus more now.

Sorry about that Tala. Hopefully the monarchy will recover its former ambitions. Viva la revolucion!
BTW, I recieved your CD's and am enjoying them now. It's good to hear your voice mate!

Noted TDA. I will attempt to do just that!

That is good advice StripPokher. All I need is a partner and I am there!

I gotta agree with the President on this one redswallow. Use energy sparingly and only when necessary. Of course this is not an entirely new message now is it?

Oh no! That would indeed be a tragedy expat ol pal. That beauty was meant to be driven not hidden!

Yes, they do make good points don't they PrincessKarma? Of course as a PECCARETTE this comes as no surprise to you.

Most of our cities are suburban in nature as you know humboldthonni. I wish I could lose the car. I definately will be using the bus more. My city is building a light rail service that now seems prophetic. It was a difficult sell to us taxpayers earlier.

It is almost unbelievable candysoveryverysweet. Almost. Yet this is the natural result of supply and demand. Also, WELCOME BACK!!!

waggypolly, I just knew you could do it. I will be over at your place to see for myself very soon! Congratulations!

Thanks five speed. The Venting Blog is excited to have you here. New activities are forthcoming for the fall season so stay tuned! One good turn deserves another so I will be visiting you in the very near future.

Interesting analagy 1hotwahine. I had always feared that that story was somewhat prophetic.

Hey there jayR! How is the Siren of Sarcasm doing these days? Nevermind, I will go and see for myself!


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/5/2005 8:26 pm

Hey there mzhuny. Yummy.


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
9/6/2005 5:48 am

welcome back hun,i walk so i don't give a toss how much petrol is,


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


PailsDiverHonks 55F

9/6/2005 12:53 pm

Here my story of sitting in lines.

Wednesday I had my son at the orthodontist. Hubby called my cell phone and told me he heard they are going to start rationing gas in Georgia. I might want to fill my tank. I stepped outside, called “my friend” told him this. Left the orthodontist it was about 4:30. The first three gas stations on the way home were packed. I said screw this I’ll try the Texaco near my house. I get there and it’s closed. OHHHHH kay, I’m thinking this is for real. I headed down street, got to the Chevron. The drive was packed with cars but I did a few illegal moves and got my car into the drive. Gotta luv SUV’s they may cost a fortune to fill with gas but they take those curbs pretty good. I sat there for 30 minutes finally got the tank filled. I got home turned on the news to find out what was going on. I caught a story about some cough cough…foreign gas station owner who was charging 4.99 a gallon. His quote when the news guys asked him about gas gouging “It’s my gas, I can charge what I want” I’m surprised the guy didn’t get shot right then and there.
Now the price is about 3.69 a gallon.
Yes, I remember the odd/even days.


Barbiebunny69 43F

9/6/2005 4:26 pm

Keith, I can fed ex some gas to you if ya want


_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

9/10/2005 11:39 pm

I remember the 70's....does this mean I am old ?


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