Fill `Er Up

Maybe you heard how high are gas prices in California compared to most other states. The Featured Image attests to the gouging that we experience at the pumps. In a nice twist, and keeping with the Cal progressive push for equity, all grades cost the same. Well, if you’ve got to pay more, all the same is a small, but not meaningless, consolation.

Alas, the equity price hike didn’t last long. Hours later, regular grade sold for $4.06 a gallon. Now there’s a tactic for making you feel good about the high cost of gasoline. Four bucks six cents seems so reasonable when you could pay $4.83 more. (Wink. Wink.)

I used iPhone XS to shoot the photo, outside the filling station located at the corner of El Cajon Blvd and Texas Street—an opportune moment, while the signs were being serviced. Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 25, 1/3521 sec, 26mm (film equivalent); 2:18 p.m. PDT, yesterday; San Diego’s University Heights district.