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When is the last time that gas prices were under $3 per gallon?  I honestly can’t remember.  If I had to guess, it was probably last winter.  Apparently gas prices normally drop in the winter (which I knew) because they don’t have to add some additive in that helps with pollution that they add in the summer (which I didn’t know).  Either way, it is a nice sign.

But at the same time I wonder why I should be happy about that.  Why should anyone be happy about that?  $3 per gallon is still ridiculous.  I still believe that $2 per gallon is a ridiculous price.  But I guess there isn’t much else that we can do about it.  I don’t know all the ins-and-outs of it but I am sure it involves greedy corporations and wealthy businessmen and politics.  People can’t beat those groups back, unfortunately.  No matter who is elected into office or how much we complain about the 1%.  But this is a totally different topic I don’t normally get into.

The reason for this discussion is more about how I hate how people freak out over a few pennies here and there.  Yes, I know over time that a few pennies per gallon can add up, but does it really?  I have a 21 gallon tank and used to fill up 2 times per month.  So if I used 42 gallons per month and gas dropped $0.10 then I would save a whopping $4.20 per month.  That’s only about $50 per year.  In the grand scheme of things, it’s nothing.

So why do I have to fight off herds of people flocking to the gas station at the first sign of prices dropping?  I just wanted a drink and a donut, why must I fight over $0.10 per gallon?  It seems insane.  I saw people parked (literally) out in the streets, people nearly backing into other vehicles, people trying to cut others off.  It is insane mob mentality that makes me feel sad for the human race.

I’m glad I started using my legs more and using public transportation more.  That is less that I have to deal with the herds at the gas station.  And what does this have to do with exercising?

Nothing really…

Meals:

Breakfast – Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches
Snacks – Pork Jerky and granola bars
Lunch – Pizza
Dinner – Parmesan Chicken with zucchini, broccoli and mashed potatoes
Dessert – Donuts

Exercise:

An hour+ of walking at work
3.1 miles doing C25K with my wife followed by a 1.44 mile run in the evening

One thought on “Day 183… It’s Under 3!

  1. hahaha $3.00 a gallon…blimey!!

    over here it is £5.92 per gallon which according to the magic of the internet is $9.40! that is for unleaded, diesel id more expensive…of course i have a diesel car…and it costs me about £110 to fill up my tank ($158)

    I had noticed it has gone down in price recently…now I know why 🙂

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