How much are you paying for a gallon of gas? Today I paid $2.45 for regular unleaded. That's 60 cents more than I was paying just 6 months ago.
I work as a repair plumber, which means that I'm in my truck most of the day. I went to fill up my truck today and discovered that I had to pay 14 more cents per gallon than I paid on Monday.
My business has slowed down so much that it's getting pretty frightening. I know that there's work out there, but no one is calling. When it comes to putting food in their mouths, and gas in the car, people are learning to live with dripping faucets, stopped up commodes, and no hot water.
But hey! Bush says that we've got a great economy, so it must be true.
(For my fellow friends here in JUB that don't live in the U.S., I know that y'all probably pay more than we do, but this hasn't been a gradual increase it's been in 10 cent increments, for weeks now. My pay hasn't increased to keep up with it, and in fact I've been losing business because everyone else is in the same boat is myself.)