state of the nation
In the grocery line here in California today:
Clerk: "Gas looks like it's going up to $3.25...I found a place for $2.95...and a year ago I would have been screaming about that."
Me: "No kidding, and we have it cheap here compared to the rest of the world."
Clerk: "Yeah, but that's all tax, in England they pay $10 a gallon but it's all taxes."
Middle-Class Woman behind me: "But at least it goes to their country...our money just goes to all those people we're at war with over there."