Do you remember when gas $.59/litre? Do you spell litre as “liter”? If no to both, then you’re probably not Canadian or you’re too young to be up this late reading a blog.
I have never commuted far distances in my life, so in the last six months, I have visited the gas station much more frequently then I have been accustomed to. And I drive a Honda Fit, so really my stops there about once a week, but that is about 3 times more than I normally used to go.
I remember when gas was $.59 and $.49 and $.39 even. For the $.39 I wasn’t legally able to drive, but I remember seeing the numbers. I also remember when gas hit $.99/litre. Unfortunately, I was in automotive industry at the time – making vehicle accessories for credit happy Americans driving gas sucking behemoths. When gas costs $.99/litre, people tend to stop driving Hummers, huge trucks and other type vehicles.
But they adjusted and the truck market somewhat recovered. And like you all – I’d abruptly stop and make a u-turn if I saw a station advertising $.99/litre.
February 21st, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: How many things that seemed outrageous just a couple years before become desired and mainstream? I ponder these things while I sit at the pump paying a $1.29/litre celebrating my good deal on gas.