Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Secret of gas shortage revealed

I was buying some talapia this evening from the good man behind the seafood counter at Publix when he spoke of his hope of having enough gas to make it home after his shift was over.

We talked about all the craziness. And then he spoke of how he discovered last night in Spring Hill about why gas was in such short supply.

A fella next to him in a pickup truck not only was filling up his tank but three other five-gallon portable tanks in the pickup bed.

So now we know. Gas stations could reduce the shortage problem by forbidding drivers from filling up anything but their own gas tanks -- unless they have a business license requiring fuel for machinery.

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