We did! Of course, there was no guarantee that was going to happen. But when we got off the toll road yesterday badly needing gas and still a couple hours from home, the gas station right there at the exit advertised (proudly?) regular gas for $3.99. Hubby said, “No way! I’m sure we’ll come to another station soon, and if it’s $3.99 too then we’ll know that it’s just gone up that much today, and go ahead and pay it. But I bet we can find it cheaper.”
Sure enough, about ten miles down the road we came to a station advertising $3.49. We filled up and congratulated ourselves for saving $10.00.
I’ve always kind of thought it was funny how we all will shop around for our gas just to save a few cents per gallon. But for the first time yesterday when this happened, I thought “Wow! I’m glad we did shop around. That was worth it!”
I remember 20 cents a gallon gas when I was a teenager. I was the only one in my group of friends who had a car, so they would sometimes pool their money and buy 50 cents worth of gas for my car so that we could “buzz” the popular drive-in restaurants in town. And, just think, for that 20 cents a gallon, there was a filling station attendant (a part-time job for many high school boys) who pumped it for us, washed our windshield and checked our oil. And, if he was cute, we would flirt with him too. What a deal!