Here we have a gas line. Yes, those are people. People armed with gas cans. People who still have no power in their homes and are living via gas-powered generators. Or people who have run out of gas and abandoned their cars in order to buy a gas can from the hardware store and walk to the gas station to get back to their cars before it gets towed, stripped or worse. I was one of these folks today as I did not plan well and drove into work thinking I’d have enough to get me home. Was not to be. Fortunately the mrs. had a good friend who donated a full 5 gallon can to the cause (that, in my book, is the type of person I want to be).
I find it fascinating that in a two-mile stretch there are four gas stations and three fast food joints and a diner – all with power. Wendy’s, McDonald’s, KFC and the local diner all seem able to get food trucked in but the gas companies, the most profitable and richest companies on the planet, can’t scrape it together to supply gas. Go figure.