The New Rules Of The Road

How to plan a fun summer trip when a tank of gas costs $50

WHY I'M BUYING NEW GLASSES AND HOARDING COINS

The reels on the gas pumps spin so fast these days that it's become almost impossible to stop them on an even dollar figure. I hate it when a mosquito buzzes my ear. I flick it away and then look back at the pump--which I was monitoring fiercely until that moment--and see the colossal, untidy sum: $40.03. Luckily, most service stations now have LEAVE A PENNY, TAKE A PENNY dishes that are meant to help customers who come up short, but sadly there's often nothing in them because so many other people...

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