I am not an economist, a politician or a fuel industry CEO. I have no idea who is and isn’t telling the truth about why gas prices are so high. I don’t know what the most workable solution is as to how to bring them down. But I DO know if I hear one more talking head on TV tell me that I should switch to driving a paper-clip sized hybrid, I’m going to reach through the TV and…and…and do something really bad to them. Where, oh where, do these people think I’m supposed to put my four children? On the luggage rack? Maybe they should curl up in the pea-sized trunk?
And, while we’re at it, do NOT tell me just to "drive less". I am making a concerted effort to decrease my time spent in the car these days, but there’s only so much I can do. I live in a mid-sized US city where public transportation is not a feasible option. No buses, no trains. And the children have to get to the pediatrician, and school, and church, and our already-limited number of extra-curricular activities, whether my gas budget has been exceeded or not. So there.
Sorry, just needed to get that off my chest. Now, would someone please just FIX THIS?