I always tell people that gas prices are around where they should be compared to when I started driving in 1987 and we’ve been spoiled with low prices for so long. People looked at the numbers on the pump and thought I was crazy. Of course, they were wrong. And I was EXACTLY RIGHT, but I never could get people to do more than patronize me when I tried explaining the inclusion of inflation into the equation.
Here’s a link to a comparison of gas prices, with ADJUSTED PRICES for accurate comparison.
It puts today’s prices about right compared to 1987 (less than in 1985 and more than 1990, around the middle). And guess what? We were spiled with the LOWEST prices EVER in the 90s and even recently with the exception of the understandably troubled economic year of 2001.
The point is LISTEN TO ME. I’m not always right, but I’m not always crazy either. While everyone was complaining about gas prices, I was thankful. Why? Because I had an accurate perspective, while the general public did not (or ever does except by coincidence).
Now that I’m done bragging about my superior (or lucky) intellect, you may go about your business.
Way back when, (right about the time we met), when I had my Chevy Cavilier, Around 1995, (I remember the year because I dident start driving till 1995, and It was when I was Dating Steven the Evil, right when I had met you.) WHen I was Paying $.97 for gas and, that wasent at the resrvation.
God we WERE spoiled than.
You are smart! And if you had actually provided the link to the thing you were talking about, just imagine how smart you would be then!
I double-checked something I wasn’t sure of.
The crest in prices in 2001 was due to an OPEC reduction in production in April of that year, unrelated to 9-11.