Random thoughts about roadside art, National Parks, historic preservation, philosophy of technology, and whatever else happens to cross my mind.
Safeway is two blocks away and Helen spends so much on cat food that I always get a ten cent a gallon discount on my gas.
I'm not sure what minimum wage is here, about ten bucks an hour I think.
Yes and no. It is also a dollar you wouldn't have otherwise. At some point time becomes valueless and you look at survival. I see that all the time, here in Ukraine. How long is irrelevant, how much is everything.
The S.O. and I have this debate all the time -- I tend to go to the gas station right across the street (it's close, it's an easy and out, and it's never busy), but it's usually about a nickel more per gallon than the gas station about 1/4 mile up the road. That one is always busy because the prices are always slightly lower than every place else, it's harder to get in and out of, and you can end up having to sit waiting for a pump to open up. He wants to save the 50 cents or so difference it'll make (small car, small tank, rarely takes more than 10 gallons) in what we spend; I go for the less hassle. Then again, I'm such a spendthrift (or so lazy) that when the S.O. isn't around, I've been known to stop at the full-service station and pay the extra 20 cents per gallon just to enjoy the luxury of sitting in the car while someone else runs around fueling it, checking the tire pressure, washing the windshield, etc. It's like a trip back in time -- they do all stuff service stations used to do routinely for just a few pennies more per gallon.
I go for the less expensive gas at Costco when I can combine it with shopping. Otherwise I go for one of the less offensive oil companies - if that isn't an oxymoron. I don't know that there is full service offered anywhere around here - I had forgotten it ever existed...
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