More Than Just 'Rich Golfers'
Talking about being out of touch!
Tom Crosby, AAA vice president of communication for the Carolinas, was quoted recently saying the price of gas in Moore County, which is the highest in the state and runs 25-30 cents per gallon more than surrounding counties, is higher because, “It’s a lot of rich people playing golf, right? That is why it is more expensive.”
Thanks, Tom, for that bit of info! But keep in mind there are more people in Moore County than rich golfers. We also have a working class of people struggling to just make ends meet.
Drive through Pinehurst and surrounding communities and see how many golfers you see.
The other thousands you see are the “other than rich” going about their jobs, if lucky enough to have one, and of course burning gas bought at the premium price.
Of course, the major players and suppliers will not return phone calls. They are ashamed to face the working public with the hurt they are inflicting. Why not just come out and tell us we are getting it put to us by the controlling few in Moore County? Frankly I have seen few “rich golfers” lately, and if I did they were not buying gas.
Personally, I am not a “rich golfer,” nor even a golfer, just a person in the textile industry, or what is left of it. My older son and daughter-in law are not golfers either, just a family with two children trying to manage. My other son and his family, not golfers, the same, all working and trying to survive.
Look around Moore County, Tom. You will see a lot of other than “rich golfers,” all paying the price at the pump. Maybe we are creating “rich golfers”? Or maybe just “rich”?
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