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There’s no such thing as a free lunch…

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Or free gas.

I know that money is tight and that rising oil prices are starting to hurt. The FrummieHouse feels the pain too. $66.82. That’s what I paid to fill my tank at the beginning of the week. And I’ve got to “fill ‘er up” later today. A few less lattes…and so forth.

But at a certain point my time is actually worth something. There was a HORRENDOUS line of cars holding up traffic along the main throroughfare near the FrummieHouse today. Silly me. I thought that it must have been som God-awful accident.

But no. The gas station on the corner was giving away free gas. Yes, you read that correctly. FREE GAS. And so people spent the better part of the day IN LINE, waiting for a turn at the pump.

I just wanted to fill the tank. I didn’t want the free gas. I wanted to pay the exorbitant prices. But no, they couldn’t allow me to “cut” in line because that wouldn’t be fair to everyone else.

I’ll think about that logic later. Meanwhile, I went round the corner to a competitor and went on my merry way.

The one and only thing I learned from Econ is that bit about the free lunch. And it really comes in handy.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, 22 May 2008 6:33 pm

    that is just crrrraaaazzzzyyyyy! free gas!? not worth the wait, i guess.

    my new car currently is getting an average of 30.1 mpg…i ❤ it!

  2. Thursday, 22 May 2008 9:29 pm

    I just paid over $40 to fill mine up and I though this is a memorable day. Then God unleashed tornadoes upon the land, just to make sure I wouldn’t forget this day.

  3. Sunday, 25 May 2008 6:39 am

    That’s the only thing I remember from Econ too! That, and begging for my prof to pass me!!!

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