News coverage of gas rationing back East in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy reminded me of something I read ages ago.
It was during a gas crisis of one kind or another. And a columnist — either Russell Baker or Mike Royko — came up with an alternative rationing plan.
If your license plate ends in an odd number: You could get gas on odd-numbered days.
If your license plate ends in an even number: You could get gas on even-numbered days.
If you have a vanity plate: No gas.