Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hometown pride

Things like this can only happen in Nashville. If you have lived there, you know exactly what I mean.

Idiotic, maybe. But I think this story made me more homesick than ever.

7 comments:

loonytick said...

The story leaves out the part about how gas stations started running out of fuel on Tuesday, before the panic. There is an actual shortage, due to a slowdown on the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies this region. Of course, the resulting sense of panic exacerbated things. But despite what the crack reporters at CNN seem to think, it wasn't just based on "rumors."

Lulu Barbarian said...

I've been to Nashville just once. To someone from the arid west it seemed a green and lovely city.

Barbara said...

Nashville is the only city around without gas. Loonytick is correct, but folks have been hoarding gas, stored incorrectly in glass bottles, milk jugs, etc. This is very dangerous. As of Monday, Sept. 22, 3:37 p.m. CDT, the Exxon station at West End and Murphey Road is still out.
http://planettrash.wordpress.com

P.S. As an ex-pat, when you vote for President, how does it count?

susan said...

You should've seen them lined up around blocks and in turning lanes (a big hit) Dickson and the surrounding towns had plenty of gas.

Thanos said...

What do you know! Nashvilleans are actually greeks!

melusina said...

Barbara - the last thing I read about ex-pat votes was that our ballots are only counted if there is a run-off. I don't know if that has changed, because there are two new organizations for Democrats and Republicans abroad that apparently got a handful of delegates at the conventions.

It is true, Greeks succumb to gas panic now and then, especially during strikes. Just the Nashville thing (and the resulting video posted on the Nashville Scene site) seemed funny.

And yes, Lulu, Nashville *is* a green and lovely city!

Anonymous said...

Here is another great Tennessee story that just hit the newspaper yesterday...
http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081006/NEWS09/81006009/-1/RSS05

Doesn't it make you proud??