I see on one of the threads that the lottery states have begun promotions to offset the loss of sales, which they're naming fuel prices to be the cause. I've wondered sometimes whether maybe there's so much lottery sales they don't need to do such things. Even in good times you'd think it would have been gooder if they did promotions.
Dunno. But I'm betting these fuel prices are going to bring about a lot of changes in the way 'Mercans behave. Some of the changes will probably be positive, long-term, while on the short term I'd expect we won't like some of them, unless we happen to be the type people who enjoy seeing a lot of negativism in attitude and ripping up the rules on some things environmentally.
Might be high fuel prices will nudge things over the top for some actual changes in the freight hauling arena, force those guys to do their hauling locally and let the trains do the cross-country stuff. That would bleed into a lot of other positive changes, including healthier railways.
Maybe even a slight return of economical passenger service. They'd still be as slow as they used to be, but maybe there wouldn't have to be so much security as trying to fly somewhere.
Anyway, I'd surely like to see some of those promos with NM lotteries. But I look for them to be cutting off arms and legs over at the Lottery Authority before they'd turn loose of the potential dime a ticket and imagination to try something innovative.
Nice morning here, not so cold as the past few days.