I was watching some older McDonald’s commercials when I ran across this one.
I was thinking “Hey, I remember that commercial.” but when I was a child I didn’t understand what it was all about. I would have been around 13 years old then, but I do not have any memories about that gas shortages. Maybe it had to do with the fact that we lived in a small rural town, so I didn’t see the long lines at the gas pump.
Through the eyes of the child, the world is still a magical place, and we don’t always understand the real problems of the world that is going on around us. It reminds me of my father. I have talked with him several times about WWII. He was 7 when Pearl Harbor was bombed, and he said he can remember seeing the bombers flying in the sky but it didn’t mean anything to him. He had no idea what was really going on in the world.
How ironic that the same issues exist today that occurred in 1979. (For us in the states anyway.)