Years ago, there was a TV ad — I think it was for the AMC Javelin or Gremlin automobile — in which a woman pulls into a gas station and the attendant (this really was many years ago), all oiled up from working on someone’s car (many many years ago), asks how much gas she wants.
“A dollar,” she says.
“A dollar?” he responds incredulously. “Are you sure you can use alllll thaaaat gas?”
She pauses for a moment and thinks and then says, “you’re right. Better make it…. a gallon.”
You don’t get it? You’re too young, then.
(I have searched in vain on YouTube for this commercial. If you find it, let me know, please.)
The good news is the higher prices may be saving lives, according to a new study.
Minnesota, along with Missouri and New Jersey, still has the nation’s lowest gas prices.