The Times is wrong. Not all Americans are hating every minute of it. Heather walked outside a few of days ago, and noted that gas was $3.99 at the BP on 13th and N. The next morning, she was thrilled to find it was $4.15.
Why are we so happy? Because we bet against cars a long time ago. The higher the price gets, the more people will realize they don’t really need their cars, and the fewer cars on the road means better air quality, less pollution, safer streets, and continued vitalization of the city - just to name a few. That’s not even to mention fewer parking disputes.
So, yeah. Some of us are enjoying the high gas prices, because we know it signals a major transition in the wasteful way the majority of Americans live their lives.