Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Okay, my post title is stupid. Nevertheless, it seems I have a somewhat unique perspective on the current price of gas. In my observation, an amazing percentage of casual conversations these days are about fuel prices. In fact, sometimes, I have to pretend to be alarmed at the prices just so I can be part of daily conversations. In reality, I am not bothered by gas prices for 2 reasons: 1) There's nothing I could do to change them, so why complain? (Yes, even obeying the email forwards about boycotts will not change anything) and 2) I actually think they're more positives than negatives!


Lots of positives can come from high gas prices. For instance, it could cause people to be better organized so that they multi-task on each trip. Or, even better, it should cause people to spend more time at home with their families. What is needed more in America than that? So instead of complaining about gas prices, think of the going rate as a gift: The value of staying home just went up.


Dena said...

Aww, sounds like a great, sappy commercial, "the value of staying home just went up". How sweet...are you auditioning for husband of the year?

Katie said...

Great verbiage... unfortunately, it still doesn't get you out of trips to the grocery store. Sorry!

Jecca said...

even more reason for you to meet your biking quota this summer, matthew!

matthew said...

thanks for the reminder jessica. I'm currently at 12.5 miles, haha.

Bryan said...

At work when people ask me how to save gas I tell them to drive less LOL!

Lindy said...

Good attitude to have. Especially when you factor in the price everyone else in the world is paying for gas we really can't complain.

I hope that the result of high gas prices will be the abolition of SUV's.