There are lots of great things about living in the suburbs, really there are. One of the stupid things, though, is the town where we live doesn’t allow for self-service gas. There’s an arcane law that requires an attendant to pump gas for you. Something that should take a few minutes can often take a good 20 minutes because there’s just one attendant at a station, and when people are freaking out, as they were today, and the line to get gas is 10 cars deep, it’s a chore. And a bore.