After spending this past week back at home, my wife is heading back up to Michigan this Thursday. 8-D Our daughter Nora wanted to go see Megan, Jim, and Drew since she has a long weekend and invited Becka to ride up with her. Becka graciously accepted. I envy her the visit, but I don't envy her the highway time so soon, having done almost the same thing myself in March! Ugh!
Part of the downside of Becka and Nora's trip later this week, besides 22+ hours in a car, is the price of gasoline. With that in mind, I share the following....
If you think the price of gas (petrol) is too high, check out these prices per gallon. (Prices came from the internet, so they may or may not be accurate.)
|Product||Unit Cost||Price per Gallon|
|Lipton Ice Tea||$1.19/16 oz||$9.52 per gallon|
|Ocean Spray||$1.25/16 oz||$10.00 per gallon|
|Gatorade||$1.59 /20 oz||$10.17 per gallon|
|Diet Snapple||$1.29/16 oz||$10.32 per gallon|
|Evian water||$1.49 /9 oz||$21.19 per gallon|
|Witeout||$1.39 /7 oz||$25.42 per gallon|
|Brake Fluid||$3.15/12 oz||$33.60 per gallon|
|Scope||$0.99/1.5 oz||$84.48 per gallon|
|Vick's Nyquil||$8.35/6 oz||$178.13 per gallon|
|Pepto Bismol||$3.85/4 oz||$123.20 per gallon|
|Visine Advanced Eye Drops||$92.64/1 oz||$741.12 per gallon|
|Revlon Nail Enamel||$54.61/1 oz||$983.04 per gallon|
|Chanel No. 5 Parfum||$352.00/1 oz||$45,056.00 per gallon|
I know that the analogies are not exactly the same since we get a lot more "mileage" out of some of the products above, but it does highlight how overpriced some things may actually be. The following picture might bring a wry smile.
Here's a little family news - Megan has to have outpatient surgery tomorrow (Tuesday) to repair something that didn't heal correctly from the C-section. Nora loves teaching pre-school and would be a worthy candidate for the "Best Aunt of the Year" award, if there were such a thing. Mark and Katie have about two weeks of school left and will wed in 40 days, but who's counting?
"Godly disciple-makers will encounter opposition and persecution." - Dr. Drew Conley
Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?
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