The sticker shock some are experiencing at the pumps has as much to do with user engagement than it does the actual prices of the gas, despite its sharp increase.
According to a report in The Washington Examiner, stickers have begun popping up on gas pumps around several states, including Alabama, Virginia, and Texas, pointing the blame at President Joe Biden for the price increases.
The sticker points at the total, or the price of gas above the gas selection, and shows Biden pointing a finger at the number saying, “I did that,” inside a speech bubble.
With the national average for gas topping $4 a gallon, the frustration with the economic crisis is also on the rise, and more stickers are starting to pop up.
“I take off five or six a day from our different pumps,” Perry Cagle, assistant manager of an Exxon station near Athens, told WAAY-TV in Alabama.
A variation on the theme was seen in northern Virginia where a sticker showing former President Donald Trump points to the total display, saying “Biden did that,” could be seen.
Cagle didn’t call it funny. He called it vandalism: “Put it on your car. Put it on your house,” he said. “Don’t vandalize private property.”
According to the Examiner, a pack of 100 of the 3-inch-high stickers costs anywhere from $10 to $13 on Amazon. Facebook Marketplace has numerous listings for the stickers, offering them for the modest price of 100 for $10, including shipping.
Prices of oil seem to only be on the rise as the nation cuts itself off from Russian oil supplies in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.