© 2011 Aaron Atkinson

Four Dollar Gas

I remember in high school during that fateful summer just before I started driving, the price of gas dipped to 73 cents a gallon. As I drove past the pump today it read $3.73 and they are talking about it creeping up past four.

On a recent road trip a dear friend who shall remained unnamed unleashed a flatulent fury that literally made our eyes water. It reminded me of the time that the same dear friend held a van full of us captive in his gas chamber, van windows locked to maximize the longevity of the fragrance.

The upside is that such torment puts the prospect of $4 gas in perspective as I would have gladly paid my friend $40 just to get him to stop.

I guess you could say we all got a glimpse of $40 gas. And let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty.

Grown men wept.

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