I’ve been waiting in line over two hours for gas.
I want to give you a second to wrap your mind around that. The worst part? This is the second line I’ve waited in this morning.
I’m in a line of at least 50 cars, all with our engines off, and every five minutes or so, start our engines again so we can move up five feet. We do that every five minutes or so.
Things got hairy a few minutes ago when the line didn’t budge for about twenty minutes. You could smell the panic over the gas and exhaust fumes.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard how the areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy have been suffering from a gas shortage. Lines have been approaching the 3-hour mark since early last week, and though supposedly we will be “back to normal” by tomorrow, I haven’t seen any signs of that yet.
I mean, people are driving to Connecticut to get gas. That makes more sense for some people than waiting in these lines.
Of course, that’s assuming the gas stations around you have power and gas and even have lines for you to wait in.
Live update: I was looking down at my phone and didn’t notice that the car in front of me had moved up three feet. Someone shouted at me, “Could you move up, please?!”
These are crazy times, folks.
On the upside, it looks like I’m actually going to get gas within the next half hour or so (ugh). And there are apparently 28 million gallons of gas hitting New York today. So we should, theoretically, be back to normal by tomorrow.
Because, if not, so help me…