High Gas Prices... What are you doing about them
June 13, 2008 8:15am CST
What if anything are you doing about the high gas prices in your area?? Me i walk a mile an a half to work everyday and then a mile an a half home..i walk to the store which is about a mile if i need anything fortunatly we are moving soon because my husband drives 104 miles round trip to go to work everyday so we will be moving closer to his work which i have no problem with since he makes more in one day then i do in two weeks..lol but we are looking for a place in the country so we can have animals such as sheep an goats because they are cheaper to care for then buying gasoline.. it has come down to deciding do we pay certain bills, buy groceries, buy our medications, or put gas in the car to go to work.. i know how hard it is on us i cant imagine how the seniors citizens are managing it.. this is just crazy i hear people complaining everyday but i see no one doing anything about it.. i no longer complain about high gas prices because i feel i am doing my part.. so my question is what are you doing if anything????
• United States
13 Jun 08
I drive a lot more carefully, coasting when I can and avoiding quick stops and starts. I drive about 30 miles per day back and forth to work and drive a high mpg car. I no longer drive around the countryside enjoying God's handiwork and do my shopping on the way home from work. I no longer go to movies or buy extras so that I can pay for the stupid gas.
• United States
14 Jun 08
Here in Wyoming, you HAVE to drive... period. Only if you live in town (which are few and FAR between) is there any chance at public transportation or walking, or some sort of "small" vehicle (scooter, bike, golf cart!). Even if I wanted to take the bus, I'd have to drive 20 miles ONE WAY just to GET to the bus! My mother (a senior citizen) is a good driver, but she simply does not go out much nor very far. She lives in town, so a tank of gas can go for MONTHS to add up to 300 miles per tank. And my sister (who is ... um.... "well off") doesn't worry as much about gas prices, and she takes Mom shopping, to church, etc. very often. I complain about prices, because they have force me to raise the rate I charge for house cleaning. Gas is a necessity and cannot be avoided. But with that raise, I have lost some clients, not gained "prospective" clients, and lost other clients because THEY have to cut back THEIR expenses...so one of the first "extravagant" expenses to go is the cleaning lady! So not only has my expenses SOARED but my INCOME has DROPPED because of the high gas prices. I'm caught in the middle!