No wonder sales of hybrids and fuel-efficient cars are rising. On Tuesday AAA announced that for the 1,000th straight day, the average price of gasoline in the U.S. is more than $3 a gallon. In fact, it's worse than it sounds: the average is $3.52. And oddly, it comes at a time when domestic oil production is soaring and consumption is falling. The new state of normal for Americans has already had lasting consequences: greater use of public transportation, efforts by automakers to increase gas mileage, and a record number of disbelieving eye-rolls at the pump.