I think the laws of gravity of, “What goes up must come down” doesn’t hold true anymore, it appears that gas prices are on the rise.
It’s a big commotion here at my work about the price of gas, just yesterday; I paid $3.71 per gallon for 87 gas. One of my co-workers went by the gas station this morning, and the lady at the gas pump said that it’s going up to $4.00 by tomorrow, I believed that people in CA are paying over $4.00; as for me, there is not a lot I can do, I still have a full tank. One lady thought about doing carpool since she passes our house on her way to work. I’m all gung-ho for it, mainly because she comes in at 10 a.m., which means we’ve a good excuse to come in later, then to make up for it, we would have to leave early because she has to drop us off before going home, I’m not sure how my boss would feel about this, I might just email him to ask.
My other thought is to start training for a marathon. One of my co-workers asked me “which marathon are you running?” Ah… honestly, I really don’t have one, but it would save a lot of money on gas and wear and tear on my car, great exercise also, but it would sound stupid to tell people that I run to work because I couldn’t afford the price of gas, training for a marathon seems a lot cooler. Another lady said that she needs to get a laptop so that she could work from home….hmmm, interesting.
I’m beginning to think that our future transportation of choice might be the bicycle or the moped, one of my co-workers recently visited London and was impressed with so many people using the bicycle to get around. As I was searching in Flickr for some photos of people riding bicycles in London and came upon this photo, my mouth dropped open, I couldn’t believe, a bit overrated I believed; here is a nicer one, you get the picture, they even have the traffic lights just for bicycles, but they confuse the pedestrians I would imagine.
Another co-worker recently visited Karachi and the transportation of choice over there are the bicycle and the moped, look at this photo below, here we’ve a family of 5, who needs a convertible top when you can get around with this baby, the pink umbrella is so stylish, I think I need to get one just like it.