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.]