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I am confused. I filled my gas tank yesterday and paid only $3.25 per gallon. Actually, I paid $3.259 per gallon but no one pays attention to that "9/10" anymore. What happened to us? We complained bitterly as gas rose and then we stopped. We just accepted the high prices.
We have done this over and over again in the past. I remember my brother-in-law asking me what the price of gas was in West Palm Beach before I moved here. He was angry that he had to pay over $1.85 a gallon for Extra (for his Cadillac). I heard the howls of anger as it climbed over $3.00 a gallon back in the spring of 2008.
And then it dropped. It dropped down to below $1.80 at the end of 2008. Since then it has climbed and climbed and climbed.
But I no longer hear the complaints, I no longer hear the outrage.
It's just another straw for the camel, I guess, and the camel bears it... unlike the idiom.
The chart above was generated at Gasbuddy.com
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