Wait…How Much Does Gas Cost in Westbrook, Maine???
We’ve recently felt a breath of fresh air and a sense of relief with gas prices here in Maine. For quite a while, we were used to seeing prices up in the high $4 range and even topping off a little over $5.
It got to the point where you would see gas for $4.30 and think WOW! That is a great deal! Which is scary.
I think it was last week when I started to see prices fall below $4 and when I saw my first $3.94, I peeled into the gas station and filled ‘er right up.
Over the weekend, however, I had a heart attack.
I was pulling out of one gas station in Westbrook and looked across the street to a different one and saw with disbelief that the price said loud and proud “$9.89” on their light-up sign near the road. I yelled “what!” and immediately stopped the car to take a photo.
At first, I thought I might need a new glasses prescription. Then, I asked my passenger seat driver if they saw what I was seeing. Once that was confirmed, we decided it had to be a typo, there was no freaking way otherwise.
As we drove by, I broke my neck to look in all directions to compare any other signs they may have up and a tiny one near the gas pump read, “$3.89.” Okay. Phew.
Definitely a typo.
But can you imagine paying close to $10 for a gallon of gas? Back when the prices were rising at alarming rates, I remember hearing news anchors on the TV and reading headlines on my feeds that we could expect to see prices near that toward the end of summer.
I am happy to see the prices dropping rather than heading back up the other way but that gas station typo made my stomach flip. I hope I never live to see that day!