"Gas Prices Stink"

That was the sum total statement of a 6" circle of vinyl plastered to the back of the vehicle in front of me this morning. The vehicle in question was a Chevy Silverado full-size pickup sporting a V-8 engine that gets, on average, about 15-16 MPG.

For the driver, I suppose the sticker was a statement of rock-bottom truth. I'm sure in his case, gas prices do stink. Nevertheless...

The truck was new. Spiffy-shiny new, I mean. Which means he bought it knowing full well what gas prices have been doing (there's no way the truck could be over a year old). From that, we can deduce that the driver is either (a) clinically insane, or (b) an idiot.

There's an interesting deduction to be made, as well, from the juxtaposition of his mini gas-rant with his other sticker -- "American And Proud Of It." Ah -- doubtless one of Dick Cheney's "The American way of life is not negotiable" crowd.

It figures.