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.
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.
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