Overheard at the Dunn Bros in downtown St. Paul:
“It’s like gambling, losing all that money at the gas pumps these days.”
Complaining about gas prices is like complaining about a bad haircut. Each of us has the power to change the impact it has on us. In the case of cars; drive less, use public transit, bike, buy a car that gets better than a mile per gallon, or just stop whining.
Similarly, it should be illegal to complain about traffic and gas prices. They’re directly correlated.
To finish the metaphor, in the case of bad haircuts; get it re-cut by the same stylist, get a wig, re-cut it yourself, get a new stylist, let it grow out.