Gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in recent memory. We fueled up for $2.01 a gallon two days before Christmas, and we have friends telling us that they saw it as low as $1.89! If the news reports are to be believed, this may not be the end of the decline either. The news also tells me that this sudden decrease in gas prices should tempt me to do the following:
- Spend more money buying junk I don’t need because it cost me less to get to the store.
- Spend more money by driving more for the holidays since it costs less per gallon to get there.
- Spend more money by foregoing the fuel-efficient vehicles and opt for the gas-guzzling SUVs again since gas is so cheap now.
- Spend more money by buying that big gas-guzzling SUV so I can fill it with more junk that I can bring to our family on our extra-long holiday road trip.
Yay! Cheap gas prices will stimulate the economy because people will have more money to spend! Whoopee! Let’s celebrate! Ugh…
If you feel a rant coming on, you’re right, because this kind of talk is pure nonsense. [Read more…]