On her Facebook wall, Katrina Swaim cheers: “Yay! Gas is $2.84! I'm simultaneously excited about it and dismayed that I've been conditioned to think of $2.84/gallon as a good price.”
Question: I agree with Katrina. We've been conditioned to think $2.84 is a decent price for gas. Then, it's much better than the average price of gas in Washington — $3.28. What do you think is a “decent price for gas”?
D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Huckleberries Online was judged the best 2008 Idaho newspaper blog by the Idaho Press Club. And the best 2007 news blog in the Pacific Northwest by the Society for Professional Journalist. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.
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