I can’t read and article about the impact of rising gas prices on poorer families without highlighting this nugget:
Morales and a cousin who lives next door are saving gas money by working together to cut trips. Maria Puicon, 28, a single mother of three, works in the office of a local hospital. If one of them is out, that one checks with the other to see if she needs anything.
They also gather at home on Friday nights instead of going out, and their kids play in the backyard.
“We cannot go anywhere because of the gas,” Puicon says.
Right, so now you know that my sense-of-humor tends toward the four-year-old mentality.