A Month Ago I Would Have Been Mad… Now 3.99 Gas Looks Great
If you would have told me a few months ago that I would be excited to see gas hit $3.99 I would have laughed in your face. The idea of gas "dropping" to that low would have been wild to me since I was avoiding anywhere that was over $3.18, and yet here I am now writing a story about how I and Facebook friends lost our minds in excitement over the drop in price for a special at Hy-vee.
As I scrolled through Facebook yesterday, I noticed some friends sharing posts about a gas special.
I was shocked to see a price below $4. Now this was happening in Cedar Rapids Iowa, and I wasn't about to drive an hour for that price cause that makes zero sense, but it did make me think about how wild it is that in such a short time, a price I once thought was so high, was now considered low to me.
Why This Is Strange To Me
If you have been driving for some time then you've seen gas prices skyrocket before. Between 2006 and 2008 are a prime example. I wasn't driving at the time because I was still a kid, so this major rise in prices is new to me, and it's almost so outrageous that it's comical to see myself get excited about a price that only a month ago I thought was high. It truly is a crazy time to be alive.
Gas prices over the years
Here is a quick look at what prices in America roughly looked like in June over the years. Thankfully Iowa is usually below the average, meaning we are saving a little bit more than others.
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