Gasoline Roulette [ August 19, 2003, 9:05 p.m. ]

I have an obsession with finding cheap gas. This morning for example I was on fumes.. ..and I waited until the last possible moment to fill er up because I was hoping the price would drop.

Now when I say “fumes” that means I am under a quarter of a tank. I also have a fear of running out of gas so I always fill it up when I could really drive another 120 miles without a problem. In fact, whenever I get in someone’s car.. ..I ALWAYS look to see how much gas they have. I can’t help myself. And I have a few friends who regularly drive on “E” and it drives me fucking nuts.

G. is famous for this one. I think I’d shit my pants she ever had a full tank of gas. We are getting ready to drive all over Cinci and she’s got enough fuel get us three blocks..and she gets on the highway.. ..

E. does the same thing..except when he stops for gas, he’ll buy like $5 worth. Then in 12 hours stop and buy $5 more. His reasoning?

“I don’t like to spend all that money on gas at once.”

It’s times like these I wish they sold Xanax at the Kwik-E-Mart.

So this morning while I was already running late, I had to stop to get gas and the price hadn’t gone down anyway. And usually the savings for holding out like this is minimal, like 64 cents total, so I don’t know why I have to make such a deal out of it.

I’m a freak.

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