Hey, Buddy. Can you spare some gas?

May 20, 2008

My TLM server came into the sacristy this a.m. with an interesting account of what he had just experienced.

While filling-up at the gas station, a woman approached him with a gas can, and asked him if he could help her out. He was able to fill her little gas can with two gallons. What has this nation come to?

I was reminded of the early Mel Gibson 1979 Mad Max film. [The story is set in Australia in the near future, depicting a poorly-funded police unit called the Main Force Patrol, which struggles to protect the Outback’s few remaining townspeople from violent motorcycle gangs. The film depicts the future Australia as a bleak, impoverished society that is facing a breakdown of civil order caused by widespread oil shortages.]

…Hmmm.

3 Responses to “Hey, Buddy. Can you spare some gas?”

  1. Sorka said

    These gas prices have effectively ended my plans to go to New Mexico this summer either by car or plane.

    I think hard and long about even going to the beach for the day now.

    Very sad.

  2. liz said

    could she not afford it or was there another problem?

  3. Anonymous said

    I think long and hard about going to the beach in any state or country, via any mode of transportation. Don’t want to terrify the other beach goers. Don’t want to hear them scream, “My eyes, they’re burning!” (Either that, or I don’t want countless numbers of fans milling around.)

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