Our options: According to me.
- Continue to bitch about gas prices while bending over and taking it.
- Reduce the amount of gas that we use.
I'm not saying gas prices don't annoy me. They totally do. But if I get one more email about how all we need to do is stop buying gas from certain companies or on certain days, I'm going to flip out and use some really expensive gasoline to set the offending emailer on fire.
For starters, Jesse and I both work within 5 miles of our home. That hasn't always been the case, but I made a conscious decision that I was tired with all the commuting and all of the tank filling-up (I hate to stop for gas!). Additionally, I've decided not to use the air conditioning in my car while off the freeway. And I've been watching the way that I drive and I'm actually pretty good these days at not speeding. All of this helps. And it's actually making a difference in how far my tank goes. What can YOU do?
If you're not willing to change where you work or live, or your driving style, or your car, etc. I won't judge you. Unless you march around whining about the injustice of it all like a jerk. We all have choices. This is America!*
*This was actually used in the latest stupid email that I got. It was one of those powerpoint presentation-style emails where you have to page down through each screen. At one point, the author of said stupid email said that he/she didn't care that other countries were paying upwards of $5.00/gallon. It doesn't mean anything, after all, because: THIS IS AMERICA! (Apparently, they've written "gasoline under $2.00/gallon" into the Bill of Rights somewhere)