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Got gas? [RANT]

February 29th, 2008 at 07:43 am

The title wasn't meant to be a double entendre, but now that I think about it, I did feel uncomfortable gurglings in my GI system yesterday after I went to the gas station. The guy asked, What d'ya want? and me in my blissful ignorance and assurance with having just visited the ATM, told him to 'Fill it up, regular.' The price of regular gas was $2.97, and I started doing the math in my head to pass the time. "13 gallon tank, so that's roughly $39 for gas...sigh..."

Well, guess what the total ended up being? $43 friggin bucks. No friggin way. But I checked the pump and turns out my lovely Camry has a bigger tank than I'd thought. I probably should beat my head hard for not "knowing" my car as well as i should, but back to money issues- $43!

For this month, gas spending was $20 for each Sunday ($80) plus this monster fillup. So $123. I did do some extra driving this month, shuttling my parents from their South Jersey house to Newark Airport, also drove to have dinner and see friends in the Edison/Raritan area. I guess I should be glad my daily commute is only 10-15 minutes (7 miles) each way.

I know I can't stop the rising price of gas but i guess i could be more careful about the amount of driving I do. This month I have been pretty bad about lunchtime jaunts- hopping in the car instead of walking/running the 1-1.5 miles from my office to the post office or Dunkin Donuts or whatnot. I can't really cortail weekend driving unless I become a total hermit (I'm already 90% of the way to achieving that dubious title) so, I don't know, maybe I'll just drive the speed limit instead of 5-10 miles above?

Every little bit of gas economy helps, especially in this day and age of outrageous gas prices!

5 Responses to “Got gas? [RANT]”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    It's enough to make us all start driving motorcycles...
    not really, but I have a camry too and it takes about $40 to fill up.

    I use a Shell gas card for all (and only) gas purchases. It gives me 5% back automatically every month. That reduces gas price from $3.35 to $3.18 right now.

  2. RegkinsOrDie Says:

    Gas is 3.39 here.. I'd love to see it under 3.00 again..

  3. Slowlygettingthere Says:

    $3.29 here. After reading the news about gas going to $4- I have definitely cut down on the driving.

  4. rduell Says:

    $3.19 here, for the next few minutes anyway. They say it will hit $4.00 a gallon this summer. Joy!

  5. Rachael Says:

    3.39 now in New York. Apparently its going to rise to almost $5.00 by May now Frown

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