I heard on the radio yesterday that AAA is reporting a 17% increase in the number of “I ran out of gas” calls to the roadside assistance service in Southern California. (Nationwide it is up almost double that.) Most people are putting off buying gas as long as they can and then running out on the road. But I wonder if a few are trying to get that “free” gallon when the AAA truck pulls up. (If you are a “Plus” or “Premiere” member, your fuel is free.) But think about it people, you are probably paying at least $75 a year for that membership, so that gallon of “free” gas costs a lot more than $4.65.
The other interesting tidbit comes from our yard crew who told me that both of their gas cans were stolen from their truck earlier in June. (They have since bought chains.) I love the instant karma part of the crime though — lawnmowers use a combo of gas and oil, so whoever stole that particular can is going to going to be in for a rude shock and will end up paying a lot more to get their car fixed. (Unless it was some competing yard crew trying to avoid having to add a “fuel surcharge.”)
The bikes, buses, trains and your own two feet keep looking better and better.
(Image by WhisperToMe and is in the public domain.)