I have absolutely no plans to go anyplace this weekend what with having to work an 8-hour day Saturday, a 14-hour day Sunday, and a 12-hour day on Monday. However, I thought it might be a good idea to top off the gas in my car before prices went up any higher as the last time I put gas in I paid $3.83 a gallon. What I ended up with was this -
I've got to say I'm counting my blessings that I have a very short ride to work (about 3 miles roundtrip) because I'm able to get away with filling up about once every two weeks. I'm not sure how people who have to drive further than that are affording to put gas in their tanks while also buying groceries and paying their other bills. The worst thing is - there doesn't seem to be any end in sight and I've got no doubt that gas will either be at - or hovering around - $5 a gallon by the end of the summer.
The thought occurred to me (blogger that I am!) as I was grimacing at how fast the sale numbers were flying by while the gallons inched along that there was no reason we couldn't try to have some fun with this while biting the bullet. After all, the rising cost of gas had to be good for something other than the bank accounts of oil executives, right? Maybe I could do something creative with this? Maybe I could write a post? Maybe I could start a meme? Yes, that's it - a meme! A "Pain at the Pump" meme! Brilliant!
A meme needs some sort of rules and structure though or it's not actually a meme (at least I think that's written in the Royal Book of Meme Rules somewhere) so here we go ...
- Rule #1 - Take a picture of the gas prices in your local area.
- Rule #2 - Post that picture on your blog to share with other readers.
- Rule #3 - Tag other bloggers as you like - or not! It's entirely up to you!
- Rule #4 - If you'd be so kind, refer folks back to me at my Pain at the Pump Meme so that I can either feel envious of or sorry for people in other parts of the country/world and their cost of gas!
For my contribution, this is what Amanda and I found while en route to the grocery store this afternoon. Made me glad I paid only $4.12 a gallon at my local Cumberland Farms!
As for tags, if you're on my sidebar consider yourself tagged and if you're not on my sidebar but stopped by to visit, consider yourself tagged, too! Or not!