. . . I can remember pooling our CHANGE to fill up the gas tank! I am really not that old, I just carried change with me as a toddler just in case my mom didn't want to break a $50! tee!hee!
Seriously, am I the only one that thinks gas prices are manipulated during the busy driving months/holidays? And yet we pay whatever price gas is because we gotta get where we are going! At what price would we say enough is enough and get out our bikes? Of course, since I live in the country, my medical bill for a heart attack as I was riding my bike would be much more than a tank of gas. But don't even get me started on the medical issue!
Wow! This post took a turn for the worse. Back to the photo . . .
Cute vintage gas stations like this were before my time but I think they should make a comeback. Do we really need to buy groceries while we are filling up? Do we need a stale slice of pizza with our big gulp to make it through until we get home? Is a gas station the place we would go to buy that last minute gift? Well, YES to all of the above! Convenience is worth alot but, people! We are sacrificing cuteness here!
Is there anything more nostalgic than a black and white photo of a gas station? Where someone filled the tank up for you, checked your oil and washed your windows. Too bad we are always in a hurry.
Linking to Tricia's Photo Feature Friday at A Rosy Note.
Now, go and pump up those bicycle tires!