|AKA someone's sucking our wallets dry again.|
Anyway, I’ve been trying to determine why. So sometimes news programs discuss this issue. That’s informative. And entertaining too. People are interviewed and stuff. It’s especially interesting when they ask gas companies to explain it. Hmm. Doesn’t that seem like a conflict of interest? A tad phony? Words like supply and demand are bantered about like punchlines. But the joke doesn't ring true to me.
So I google it. Ahhhh. Then it all becomes clear. Like fog. In the rain. After midnight. In a power outage. In deep space. In a black hole.
I like to fancy myself as a more than a doofus now and then and considering I have some higher education, shouldn’t I be able to understand why gas prices are so high? The long answer: nope. So therefore I’m forced to devise my own theories based on events that are clearly linked:
~Natural disasters disrupt millions throughout the world. Gas goes up.
~War in Libya. Gas goes up.
~Conflicts in Syria continue. Gas goes up.
~Osama bin Laden is killed; terrorists vow revenge. Gas goes up.
~The Canadian government decides to have an inquiry regarding high gas prices. Gas goes up.
~Someone claims the world is going to end next Saturday. Gas goes up.
~Oprah ends her show. Gas goes up.
~Arnold Schwarzenegger splits with his wife after 25 years of marriage. Gas goes up.
~Charlie Sheen says something stupid. Gas goes up.
~Donald Trump says something stupid. Gas goes up.
~An oil baron needs to buy another airline or maybe Mexico or something to make himself even more rich. Gas goes up.
~Uh oh. I just realized that by posting this...yup, you guessed it: gas goes up.