Letter in today's Houston Chronicle editorial section:
I find it very tiresome listening to people endlessly complain about the price of gasoline.
These are the same folks who stand in line to pay Starbucks $2.50 for a 65-cent cup of coffee they could make at home for 20 cents -- the same folks who buy "spring water" by the crate and could just as easily install a $6.95 filter on their kitchen faucet that would provide better water for about three months.
We live in interesting times.
--LAURENCE SHALLENBERGER, Houston
Yeah, they could just as easily refine their own crude oil in the backyard! Oh, or switch to biodiesel. That's simple and cheap and anybody can do it, right? I mean, it's not like biodiesel wouldn't work in their existing cars, right?
Yes, how dare people complain about the price per gallon of an industrially produced fluid that they need several gallons of every week to get to work every day, especially when it works out to a much lower price per gallon than of another, easier-to-make fluid which they use for a completely different purpose and which they buy no more than 20 ounces per day of!