Tuesday, May 20

It's Getting Harder

I saw this article and read it today from CNN. It's about people actually "flipping" Geo Metros and making a profit. With the high gas prices going on, many can barely afford to fill their tanks. I for one, have not filled the tank in my truck in a couple of months. I can't afford to do it all at one time. You are talking $60 just to fill it. Instead I'll drop $10 or $20 in when it is needed. Just can't do it all at once. 

The article states that a brand new Geo Metro back in the day ran about $9,000. Now, they are being sold on Ebay for $7,000 - $8,000! Imagine that. The Metro, being a 3 cylinder, gets just as good of gas mileage as a hybrid. It really made me think of the extremes people are having to go to to get by. It's all about practicality now. 

Speaking of extremes and having no money, I also read an article about a middle class woman that got laid off and could no longer afford her condo. Now she is living out of her car with her two golden retrievers and sleeping in a parking lot "haven" that was created for people that have recently become homeless. It boggles my mind on how middle class people with decent jobs and nice homes and cars are now all of a sudden screwed and scrapping to get by. I just can't wrap my mind around it. How about you?


Mr. Fabulous said...

What I can't get my mind wrapped around is that the post was titled "It's Getting Harder" and there was no mention of...you know.

Cheryl said...

Ahhh..the Geo Metro - my first brand new car, the one we tailgated in at the Bucs game because it was raining....$10 to fill her up, and she would go for miles and miles!

The Big Leeboski said...

Nice one, Fab.

It's getting harder allright.

George Bush must have the best Viagra around because he's screwing the whole nation.

And I did NOT sleep with that young intern.

As a matter of fact, I WAS UP ALLLLLL NIGHTTTTT.....