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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Dollars and Ouch

Somehow, I’ve managed to not do a lot of driving the past week or two. Consequently, yesterday was the first time I had to fill my tank since that price jump of about 20¢ or so per gallon.

$28.75!

For my current four-banger vehicle, I have never paid more than $23 and change. So that was a whole five bucks extra that was soaked into fuel.

I don’t even want to know how much it costs to fill my office’s Ford Excursion. I’m sure some of you SUV drivers look longingly at my paltry sub-$30 fill-up price and develop feelings of jealousy. And I also know there are some people who must drive large pickup trucks (e.g. independent contractor construction worker, etc.)

So I empathize for those must-drives, but for everyone else who drives a bottomless pit gas guzzler just because you want to—keep paying your $50, $60, $70, $80+ each time you fill up and stop sneering at me.

» Posted by ALBj at 02:13 PM (ET)
Category: Journal, Musings

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Washington is third highest in the country for gas prices behind Hawaii and California. The highest I’ve had to pay yet is $2.81 for low grade, but I’m sure I’ll be paying over $3.00 here very soon. At least my Corolla is good with gas.

» Posted by Queue
September 1, 2005 08:46 AM

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