Well, I may not exactly know why the caged bird sings, but I do understand now why those who burglarized my shed the weekend before last stole a little bitty almost-empty gallon gas can along with my power washer and lawn mower. During a visit to Home Depot to replace my mower, I found out that they had experienced a run on gas cans. According to the employee with whom I spoke, no Home Depot closer than Lebanon had any gas cans to sell. I eventually found cans at Auto Zone, but the folks there told me that they were going fast, along with locking gas caps, which they could not keep in stock.
Consumers seem a bit panicky about gas prices.