Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Don't Panic

Whatever You Do

South Georgia readers. Hell, all Georgia readers. Just stay home tonight. Do not go to the gas station. The sky is not falling. We have gasoline now. We will have more gasoline by tomorrow afternoon. Do not panic. Yes, prices will go up, but they will go up even further if you panic.

Luckily, I live on an Island where everyone has a bicycle. Thanks to the irresponsibility of our press, we almost had a panic. Thanks to the incompetence of our press, not many actually knew about it until they were on their way home. Thank you Southern dinners for calling us away to more reasonable persuits as well as prime time TV. Pictures will come when I have them developed. But, as SAWB can attest, we were without information down here for about an hour. I had to call him and Bandit to find out what's going on. Then we went to the local gas station to see the craziness. I'll be going back shortly.

As of 6:30pm, Frederica Road was almost empty. Updates tomorrow.


Meredith said...

Yeah, I opted to wait out the "updates" throughout the day, as my little Saturn goes for a couple of weeks on one tank, and the gas gauge was still well over "half". So I went out into the rather empty streets of Athens to return a couple of things and pick up a few others.

Does anyone remember what movie this is from?

"People are smart."
"No, a person is mart. People are dumb, panicky, and ______."

. . . or something like that. I can't remember what movie it's from, or the exact line, but that pretty much sums up today.

S.A.W.B. said...

Petrol seems to be settled in at around $3.10/gal up here, for the evening at least. Oddly enough, none of teh stations had their signs updated. I guess you don't get that many 3's in the giant plastic number set.

SAWB - the smart guy who knew enough to fill up last night while it was still $2.65/gal...

Meredith said...

gas was up to $3.15 this morning. It was at $2.99 wednesday night when I was driving home. Beats the $5.50 they were trying to charge in Atlanta!