It's funny how fickle we are about the cost of fuel. I'd assume this fickleness ("fickleality"?) extends to countries outside the U.S., but I cannot say for sure.
Six months ago, gas in the U.S. was at record highs averaging nearly $4.50 per gallon in some cities. It has since dropped. Precipitously. I, for one (and Katie, for two), were ecstatic to watch the price plummet. It has gotten as low as $1.75 per gallon, the lowest price point in five or six years by most accounts.
But, as oil prices are wont to do, there has been some elasticity to pricing at the pump. It has gone up a few cents and back down a few cents. Over the weekend, it bumped back up at stations near our house to as high as $2.25 per gallon. Yesterday, I noticed some of these increased costs starting to settle back down. The Sam's Club near our house was selling it for $1.89.
While on the phone with her, Katie told me she'd be stopping at Sam's because the price at stations near where she works were up at $2.08.
We both sighed with disgust.
At $2.08 per gallon like we're being ripped off when it was north of four dollars only half a year ago if not more recently than that!
We humans are a fickle bunch.