The title should read annoying gas prices. Imagine driving by a station yesterday and thinking "gee, what a bargain, gas is $1.08/litre, I should fill up." Then you don't, drive by a gas station the next morning and see this. And there's little explanation.
We're patient people (sometimes). We like Quebec and Canada. But geez...the price of gas is ANNOYING. It can fluctuate 10-20 cents per LITRE over night. If there are almost four litres of gas to a gallon...well...you can do the math. We often joke about how price spikes like this would not be tolerated.
Needless to say, when we do travel to the states, we think gas is a bargain.