Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gas Price Perspective

People always complain about gas prices going up, fortunately they are low right now but they wont stay that way forever. It is one of the few things that we actually notice when the price goes up. Obviously the effect of other items goes up as well with inflation and all of that but it is much less noticeable. If you think about it though, gas really isn't that expensive. I mean how many people buy a Starbucks everyday for what, $4 or a 20 oz drink for a dollar even if you buy a 2 liter, you might get it for a dollar. But gas is still cheaper than that, lets be optimistic: if you bought a 20 oz soda for $1, that would be an average of $2.25 a gallon. How far does that really get you though? Maybe a few hours before its flat or warm, but $2.50 for a gallon of gas....that gets me 30 miles it could last me like a WEEK (only in Cedar City, but that's beside the point). The possibilities are endless within a 30 mile radius! I still get a way better deal buying a gallon of gas than I do spending that money on a soda. So next time you buy complain about gas prices, then go buy a soda, think of the consequences that soda REALLY has on your budget.

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