So the other day I was at a gas station (a Speedway). The gas there was $2.63 a gallon. 40 miles south, where I live, the gas was $2.89 a gallon that day. So as you can imagine this station was VERY busy. Across the street was a BP station and for whatever reason their gas was $2.79 a gallon. So myself and many other motorists caught these stations in a mini price war before they had to go up to the new price. There was at least 30 cars at the Speedway station with me all jostling for position at any open pump. While waiting for an open pump, I noticed two amazing things. Outside our station was a very old looking man holding up a sign that read "Vietnam era vet. Need work for food and bills. Please Help God Bless." This man was clearly not one or two paychecks from turning things around either. The second thing I noticed was across the street at the BP station, the ONLY vehicle there to get gas was an H2 Hummer. Not only did this guy spend as much as some houses on his vehicle - he clearly didnt care to put the extra expensive gas in it either.
I think Hummer dirvers (and other large SUV drivers - fuck you too Ford) should have to display a bumper sticker like the one on top of this post I mocked up. I also think that a group of people should start posting pictures of dead soldiers on gas pumps as a way of non-violent protest to get more people to wake the fuck up. I think I might start printing up some fliers and taking them around to gas stations with me. Who's with me?