High gas prices have me, like all Americans, mad. But I\’m not mad because I have to pay more at the pump. As many of you know, I\’m filthy rich. No, I\’m mad because I\’m tired of hearing people complain about prices and then doing dumb things about it
This video from DallasNews.Com red-lined my rage metre (like the English spelling? I\’m trying to be more English-like. So please notice my liberal use of the word \”cunt\”)
Here\’s the summary of the video.
Two Georgia men are biking their way to work, and saving big money without burning gasoline. What makes their commute so extreme? It\’s almost 21 miles long – each way.
BIG MONEY??? REALLY??
OK, lets do the math. 21 miles in an average car would be a little more than 1 gallon of gas. So, at $4/gallon, they are saving, what?, $5? Since they ride together, they could be carpooling, so really they\’re only saving $2.50 each way.
Not only that, but 21 miles, for me, would take at least 1 1/4 hours to bike ride. Worst case, in a car, 21 miles would take 30 minutes. So they are exchanging 45 minutes to save $2.50. That\’s not even minimum wage anymore.
And this is what\’s infuriating me about gas prices. People don\’t do the math. We have these stupid ads from Chevron on The Ticket telling us that if we slow down to 55mph from 65mph, we would get an extra 30-50 miles per tank.
That means for every hour you were driving 65mph, you are now driving an extra 12-13 minutes. So, essentially, for every 5 hours driving at 65, you now have to drive 6 hours. And the savings — 2 to 3 gallons of gas. That\’s $8-12. Would any of you do anything at a rate of $8/hours?
There is something more precious on this planet than money or gas, and that\’s your time. You only have so many hours here on Earth. Don\’t waste them trying to save a few bucks on gas.