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A Little Afternoon Fun

On the radio over the weekend, they discussed a survey that had come out about gas prices and people’s habits.  It was reported that 20% of those responding said they would drive 10 miles out of their way to save 5 cents per gallon on gas…

For those of us that are mathematically disinclined, the average car would require an 80 gallon tank just to make that little investment break even.

For me, that survey response is not the scary part. The scary part is… how many of these people vote?


8 Comments so far

  1. Craig Klein July 28th, 2008 3:22 pm

    In real estate, fuel for your vehicle is a direct investment in business development. You just have to be smart about where you allocate the investment.

  2. Sean Purcell July 28th, 2008 3:39 pm


    First though, we must be smart enough to do the math.

  3. Cheryl Johnson July 28th, 2008 6:11 pm

    I just ~luv~ seeing the local news person-in-the-street interviews.

    Motorist leans out car window and says: “I drove 20 miles to buy gas here for 10 cents less per gallon” ….

    Hello, how much gas did you ~burn up~ driving those extra 20 miles?……

  4. genuine chirs johnson July 28th, 2008 7:11 pm


    I got the “boycot exxon,” thing. I (econ degree in hand) pointed out that it was a bunch of shit (in a nicer manner, sans perjoratives).

    Those that sent it said, “you don’t have to be rude.”

    I said, “I’m just trying to keep you from wasting your time.”

    Sez they: “I wish I had the time to respond to emails.”

    Anyhoo…god bless the man on the street.

  5. Sue July 28th, 2008 7:41 pm

    >>For me, that survey response is not the scary part. The scary part is… how many of these people vote?

    Sean, very funny and scary indeed!

  6. Sean Purcell July 28th, 2008 7:53 pm

    Cheryl – anything for a minute of fame!

  7. Sean Purcell July 28th, 2008 7:55 pm


    One of my all time favorites:

    Dilbert: I’m thinking about buying a more fuel-efficient car.

    Dogbert: Why?

    Dilbert: It’s my patriotic duty to reduce this country’s dependence on foreign sources of oil.

    Dogbert: Why?

    Dilbert: Because then the countries that hate us will have less money to fund terrorists.

    Dogbert: Actually, developing countries would buy the oil you saved. Thus adequately funding those same terrorists.

    Dilbert: At least I wouldn’t be funding them myself.

    Dogbert: Oil is a fungible commodity. The capitalist system virtually guarantees that you’ll end up buying the lowest cost oil from sources unknown to you.

    Dilbert: Well, maybe, but I want my car to make a statement.

    Dogbert: And the statement would be “Hey, everyone, I don’t understand what fungible means.”

  8. Sean Purcell July 28th, 2008 7:55 pm


    Thank you.