Monday, September 29, 2008

Déjà vu

The gas shortage here in Georgia stretches over a week now with no immediate relief in sight. The frantic search for gas causes long lines at the few open stations, short tempers, and cars following tanker trucks like the Pied Piper.

We ventured out yesterday afternoon to nearby Dawsonville for dinner and a movie. All the gas stations we passed were out of gas, it was surprising to see so many cars on the road, they were probably out looking for gas so they could go to work this week. By late afternoon on the way home two stations were open with very long lines.

Déjà vu of the 70s, been there, done that:



Just another perk of working at home for me, but not so for a lot of frustrated folks out there.


5 comments:

dot said...

It's getting that way in our county also. I remember the shortage in the 70's and when we were asked not to drive on Sunday's except for the necessary.

ET said...

We have to drive to the Atlanta airport Saturday (probably a 60 mile round trip) to pick up my son - I hope it is all OK by then... I'm a dreamer aren't I?

lg said...

it really is something... sad but true.

Gypsy Quilter said...

I remember the 70's gas lines. I did not drive yet, but my sister did. I wonder what percentage of cars are smaller now when compared to back then.

FARfetched said...

I've been stuck in the middle of this too.

Under normal circumstances, if I have to go to the airport I'll jump the train at North Springs… with gas supplies the way they are right now, it's a no-brainer!

Supposedly they're starting to put fuel in the pipeline, but it takes a week to get here from there. Just remember, we had spot shortages with Katrina just 3 years ago, so don't assume it's a one-time thing…