Thursday, May 05, 2005

Your Gas Sickens Me

Overview: I'm tired of people bitching about gas prices.

Why: It's a few bucks, dude.

Imagine if you had a hybrid or a Chevy Cavalier (something with a 10 gallon gas tank). I know that those cars aren't dirt cheap and that insurance can be pricey, etc., but gas is almost a non-factor with them. If the price of gas has doubled in the past 6 years, then you are paying roughly $10 more per tank. These are not the folks doing the bitching. It's the soccer mom and dad trying to use a Ford Expedition with a 30-gallon gas tank for a station wagon. Seriously folks, you don't need an SUV, get a Subaru station wagon, a Volvo, a mini-van, anything on a car-chassis, better yet: take the bus. Otherwise, stop yer bitching.

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4 comments:

hillary said...

Hey. I'm kinda doing the bitching. It cost us almost $20 to fill up the teeny '92 Corolla the other day. We've _never_ broken the $20 mark.

mattbucher said...

Alls I'm saying is a guy with insurance has two grand in medical bills and he's bitching about a few bucks at the gas pump. It's the big picture, I guess. I'm all for bitching about FICA or property tax or whatever, but gas is relatively cheap.

harm said...

what bothers me most is the provinciality of the sentiment; e.g. those inbetween the coasts, bitchin about their 2.20/gallon when i have to dish out 2.90, & then us on the coast, who have to dish out 2.90 when euromonkeys have been paying double that price for decades now...

hillary said...

Look, the people who live 45 minutes from their jobs so they can have a huge damn house in the suburbs and make tons of money and have an H2 have no right to bitch. The people who live in town, near their jobs, and generally make an effort to be conservation-minded and make $20K a year kind of do. I'm not saying I expect or even want my bitching to make a difference, but I'm allowed to do it.