I got an email yesterday from the woman who bought a bunch of my fleece fabric in July – she was requesting more. So I’m literally selling the last piece of red hat fleece that I have. VERY happy to be rid of it since that’s very much a “niche” pattern that only a select few people would have interest in! That’s the good.
The bad? Yesterday afternoon some rumors starting floating around our area that gas prices would be going up anywhere from $1 to $1.50 a gallon overnight. I first got an email from someone at work who has a friend who owns a convenience store. I emailed the co-worker back and said there was NO WAY it would go up that much – it didn’t even go up that much overnight with Hurricane Katrina. She swore up and down it would go up at LEAST by a $1 and I was quick to send her a link to the CNN page that showed oil was trading at $100.10/barrel as of 3:00 p.m. yesterday.
Then I go on my mommies forum and there’s ANOTHER post by a mommy claiming that a gas station in her area was running out of gas, put a 10-gallon cap on all purchases AND felt prices would be going up $1.50. $1.50? Really?
I don’t think so. There’s just no way.
So this morning I woke up early and saw on the news that several gas stations in our area are having gas runs where they have 30-40 cars waiting to buy gas. WHICH ONLY WENT UP 15 CENTS A GALLON OVERNIGHT. Why on EARTH are people panicking over a 15 cent increase? It’s ridiculous and pisses me off because all those gas runs are going to CREATE THE PRICE INCREASE – as more gas stations run out of gas, the ones that have gas left will absolutely raise their prices to whatever they want because they know they’ll get it. Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy!
Then I went on my mommies forum again and there was a whole thread about all these moms who went out last night and bought gas in an effort to avoid the price increase. So I posted my thoughts (being more diplomatic and tactful) that they were idiots for doing so and causing a problem for those us who REFUSE to panic.
I have enough gas to last until Tuesday. I REFUSE to give in to the panic by filling up. And I was gratified to see one station this morning selling gas for the EXACT SAME PRICE it was selling yesterday morning.