We're all hit by sticker shock when we go to the gas station to fuel up these days, and many of us are thinking twice about dashing to the store or are deciding to ride a bike or walk if we can (not that there's anything wrong with that...). And along with the price of a gallon of gas, it looks like big oil's profits are skyrocketing again. But aside from some grumbling and low-level complaining, from all appearances it doesn't seem to have hit a public nerve.
Now it looks like some folks have taken matters into their own hands. Though instead of protests and rallies, they've decided the best route is to steal from their fellow citizens. My husband hopped in his twenty-year-old truck to head to work this morning and saw through his rear window that his gas cap was sitting on the wheel well in the pickup bed. A quick check of the gas gauge revealed that it was down to a quarter tank, well below what it should have been since its last fill-up.
So now we're looking into getting locking gas caps, something we haven't had to do since the seventies and the last gas crisis. Is anyone paying attention?