I had a flashback of sorts yesterday. I went to Kansas City for Thanksgiving and stopped at QuikTrip on my way back to fill up the tank. Total cost to fill ‘er up? $25.07. For 18 gallons. It was $1.39 a gallon.
It reminded me of those days long, long ago when as a cash-starved high school kid I would feed my 1982 Ford Escort with wood-grain paneling — yes, I was THAT cool — $5 at a time. The year was 1988. I don’t remember exactly how much gas was then, but I figure it was close to 90 cents a gallon.
There was a point this summer when I never thought we’d see $2 gas again. Now I’m wondering if we’ll see $1 gas. If we do, I might have to break out my letter jacket.