A friend recently told me how much they pay for petrol; after doing the conversion from liters to gallons and the exchange rate...$7 per gallon!!!!
We really are sheltered here in the US from the realities of truly expensive gas. When I think of the vast distances that have to be covered by our trucks it makes me shudder. From my house to the nearest store/gas station is eight miles; work is about 45 miles away. Imagine how difficult it would (will?) be if we bore the burden of that $7 gas bill.
I'm feeling anxious just thinking about it.