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I bet lots of money....

that there would be a ton of suicides from people that either couldn't or think they couldn't afford the price of living on such high gasoline prices in the extremely near future...including yours truly.

I know that OK has probably the lowest of all the states and that there are places that are alredy about $2. or more already....but gosh...how can anyone survive when the gas prices are gouging us!

And Bush thinks the economy is good? Bush thinks he's doing a good thing overseas?

possibly time to expose the white bones of my wrist to the elements....after I see the dreaded $1.99 or $2.09 on all the signs.

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cagirl4ever
May. 5th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
People who complain about the gas prices being high really need to try living in California. It's at $2.50 in some places. Granted, you can find it for cheaper, but I drive all over Los Angeles county all day and the lowest I saw was $2.13. It's not just the gas prices that gouge us out here in California, it's the entire cost of living. Everything from bread to milk to gasoline to rent cost more out here...and I'm not even referring to the beach cities. Not trying to be a bitch or anything, but it's just that I would give my left arm to have gas prices below $2 per gallon out here. And those who are enjoying it now, should really just be thankful. It could always be worse.

P.S. You had better be kidding about the "suicide" thing. And if you were, it really wasn't funny. A lot of people have serious problems that they feel they can't deal with any other way, and that comment makes light of a very serious issue.
skrain_bodak
May. 5th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC)
Well....
I wasn't kidding but at the same time I know I couldn't do it. I don't know why.

Even the few times I have tried to slash myself, there must have been some crazy thing in me that kept me from doing it or maybe it was just I was way to upset at the time to know and figure out how to really do it. Like for instance the last time I slashed myself, I look back at it and now realize that it would have been better if I had cut along the vein instead of across it and maybe that would have been more effective...

and yeah I've had a serious issue....It probably is the case that I might not be looking hard enough but here in my area, there's apparently no $10. an hour jobs....or so very few of them...then possibly all the jobs here seem to be so very disabled-phobic. They claim to be non discriminatory and stuff and about half of them at least hire only one disabled person to be their "token" and then just shove them on the menials and then after a time, start seriously jacking them around....

I could write an entire post of how Mazzio's (or more specifically, the only boss I've had working for the company for most of my six years working for them) has jacked me around starting from my third year. Much recently, her two peons came to me and sat me down a few weeks ago and told me that I've "slowed down" since last summer since they were able to get me a little help so I won't be stretched anymore between dining room and dish pit and that if I don't "speed up" that they'd cut my hours...

and then I heard from one of my friends that the manager is going to start bringing in managers to train and so she's cutting everyone....so that "slow" stuff is bs....anyway the short of it is, that they had cut me down to 6.5 hours a week! That's the least I've worked ever. The least amount that I've worked for my first employer was 10.5 hours a week. I almost was going to be starting to have a one day, 4.5 hour week too but I'm glad I kept my mouth shut and decided to wait until today to check the schedule and I got my hours back...

but yea it could be worse, I could be having a 4.5 hour week at $5.85 an hour.
star_tigress
May. 6th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
About California,

You guys make more money over there hence the inflation of prices. :) It's the same with Washington D.C. So California isn't the red-headed stepchild here. Believe me, I've been to BOTH coasts and saw the same thing.

It's about economy baby.

Yeah. I'm having a hard time finding a job AND paying for college expenses including gas in Ohio.

Ohio is such a cesspit for jobs that it isn't funny and being disabled does NOT make it a picnic. It's not so easy to get a job when you have to put down your insurance and what kind of limitations you have. I mean, HELLO? That's discriminatory!! Maybe next time I fill out a job application, I'll just put down: "I can do everything except hear." but then I'd have to put down, "I have a cochlear implant so I can't be near anything that can cause head trauma and dislodge it or have magnetic currents such as MRIs..." for hospital purpose & insurance.

*muttering*
loreeley
May. 7th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC)
Move to a place with better public transport then!
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