It is pretty petty of me to complain about gasolene prices, when the hurricane that caused them wiped out homes and businesses and killed people. And, why should I tell YOU, you have tanks to fill too. But my Van took twenty one gallons to fill the tank. Not bad considering I only buy gas a couple of times a year. But, gasp, the bill. $68.61.
And now hurricane Rita is tearing toward Texas with the intent of wiping out more gulf refineries.
Speaking of petty, how about this. A 58 cent blunder. I bought a dozen pens at Staples for 97 cents. Wow, what a deal. Bought 'em on impulse because they were cheap. Opened the box, and used them, and liked them. But what is it about a box of pens.
You open the box and use a pen. Then the next time you need a pen, it is nowhere to be found. So you take another from the box, and then that one dissappears too. Where are they going? Like MacBeth's witches, they are "Vanished into the air, and what seemed corporal is wind." Well, I don't remember the quote exactly, but the the pens seem to POOF.
No problem, Back to Staples I go for a couple more boxes of pens. Aha, now they are $1.26. So the resupply cost 58 cents more than I expected. Compared to gasolene that is nothing. End of complaint.