Last week, I mentioned that gas prices have risen. Again. I’m surprised that announcement didnt get any traction.
“You ought not be,” Liz Arden told me. “People are no longer caring, as gas prices and fluctuations and such have been so much news items and we’ve grown so used to near $4.00/gal prices. It’s ho hum.”
And therein lies the problem.
Gas prices nationally were below $1/gallon on and off in 1998; $1 was still the “price point.” Prices started spiking then although there was a drop below $1.20 in ’02. My gut reminds me that the price of hamburger has done about the same over the same period.
$4 is the price point now.
Has your paycheck quadrupled since gas cost a buck?