Well, boys and girls, we knew it was coming. But it's a freaking mob scene out there. By the mall today a little after two, gas was at $2.89 per gallon. In that area, it's usually a good ten cents above the cheaper parts of town. But by 5:20, barely three hours later, any place with that price had already been cleaned out by the mobs who then turned to the stations with $2.99.
I was naturally alarmed by this, so I decided to top Harvey off, even though I'd filled him on Sunday. Two depleted gas stations, three mob scenes, 29 dollars, and a quarter of a tank later, we hit full capacity. If you can get to a gas station, most especially if you're in the South, I'd urge you to do it now. But make sure you have something to entertain yourself while you sit in line. Don't wait, cause it's only going to get worse. Brave it, people, you'll thank yourselves later.
Of course, the underlying cause of this mess is Katrina. Please keep praying for her victims- I can't imagine the chaos there- for their homes, heartbreak, and health. And donate to the Red Cross if you can. God be with Louisiana and Mississippi and Alabama.