“How can a poor man stand such times as these?”
I stopped on the way home tonight to fill the old car with gas. Prices are inching up again; even regular grade is over $3/gallon. Unfortunately, that 40 year old car of mine doesn’t run right with anything less than high-test in the tank. At least it gets 26 mpg and it’s only 12 miles from the house to the industrial wasteland where I earn my living.
On the news tonight they estimate that milk is expected to rise above $5/gallon this summer. I’ll stick with beer, but I hear that the price of beer is expected to rise also, due to farmers growing less barley and more corn in order to cash in on the ethanol craze.