BTW 61 if you don't consider even $3 .73 a gallon high you're better off than most people in this country. If you took a poll of the average Joe in this country and asked them what they thought of gas prices, a large majority would say they're too high.
When adjusted for infaltion the price of gas today is about the same as it was in 1981. It is higher than I would like, but it seems modt people and businesses have adjusted to it. People still seem to be able to afford to drive to the local store when they could walk.
where do you live? Mayberry? who the heck can walk to anything today?
I live in Houston. Everything a person could want is within a 15 min walk (I could probably find a craps game if I really wanted to). When I visit my farm I have to drive about 5 miles to town. I get everything I need once a week. If I need something mid-week I just wait. If people lived where they worked they wouldn't have to waste gas and cause themselves stress.