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A Holiday Adventure at a Charging Station

It was miserably cold and snowing. The battery indicator readout was dangerously low and Granny’s house was still 150 miles away

The digital numbers were ticking near 20% and dropping rapidly on the display

Passing many service stations with high priced gas, the young mother would have gladly paid six dollars a gallon for a full tank and a seven minute stop

The three young kids all strapped in were fussy and the dog probably needed to pee. The past four hours of squinting through the blurry windshield left her ready to drop

Luckily she was able to pull into a vacant government charging station to plug in as she had downloaded the proper app

Perhaps she’d be able to get the three kids into the snack and restroom kiosk and once back in the car they’ll take a nap

The meter was showing it would be approximately 73 minutes to obtain enough charge to make it to Granny’s house

Guilted into this journey so Granny could spend the holidays with the grandkids, the young mother wasn’t real happy with her absent spouse

Now in addition to changing the kids in the family friendly kiosk facility she had to figure a way to walk the dog

Maybe her one break with the wintery weather is that no one would see the dog relieving himself just outside the car door in the snow and fog

“I’m tired of this movie when are we going to get there?’ asked the five year old from the back seat

Squawked another, “I’m hungry and my feet are cold would you please turn up the heat?”

Silently cursing the DC group that killed the oil industry, she now had to keep her group entertained for the same amount of time it would have taken to finish the trip to Granny’s

Maybe they’ll be willing to play “Find the french fry” that might have fallen into one of the nooks and crannies

As a final insult to this frustrating stop, she had to reach into her purse and get a firm grip on the pepper spray she had concealed

And hoping the dog’s frenzied barking would deter the strange looking man currently knocking on the windshield

Fred Was Ahead Of His Time

Fred was a visionary, when the work whistle sounded Fred slid off his Brontosaurus excavator and fired up his foot powered car

In the 60’s this was thought to be humorous. Sixty years later Fred’s green powered vehicle is considered exemplar

The wave of e-cars is coming. Light weight small battery powered autos will rule the highway

And all those foul gas guzzling vehicles of today will become a memory of yesterday

Except for the fact huge numbers of junkyards and landfills will be required to deal with all the hazardous material

Not a lot of thought went into banning the oil industry. Perhaps the new power crazy czars in DC thought that immaterial

They all gotta go. Look at all the cars on the highway next time in a traffic jam or just commuting to work

And don’t think for a minute the auto industry isn’t gearing up to treat you, their new customer like a naive jerk

They’ll take great delight telling you that $70,000 high end vehicle they sold you and are currently driving isn’t worth spit

Surprisingly not one part of your current ride will cross over. Because on your new e-car nothing from any current vehicle will fit

Not to mention the electric companies will have waiting lists advising when you will be able to purchase the new $1500 single vehicle charging station

Sure you’ll be able to charge your e-car with your current household power if you don’t plan on driving across a parking lot or take a vacation

Be aware on a public charger if you download the proper app and have an hour to spare you might get another 60 miles

That’s okay with the new green deal people because in a short time you’ll need to pay to recycle the exhausted battery for replacement with a cool $10,000 new one while DC lines their pockets and smiles

So here’s to Fred Flintstone he was apparently a leftist democrat and way ahead of you

YABBA DABBA DO

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