Of all of the reminders that the price of gas is crazy fucking expensive, none have hit me harder than this one. Today I went to get gas and whoever used the pump before me bought $5 worth of gas…
… and got 1.077 gallons for their troubles. That just ain’t right.
Who among us hasn’t put $5 in the tank to keep it on the road until payday, or given a friend $5 for gas after driving you to the airport? If I offered a friend that much for gas today they’d ask me if I was joking or if I lost my job because that much gas won’t even get you across town and back. Plus, the knowledge that $5 could maybe get me to work and back hurt more than the fact that I paid ten times that amount to fill my tank.
These are sad days.