Many of us who drive a lot for work realize how high gas prices impact weekly budgets.
High fuel costs, caused by our national energy policy dictated by the current administration in the White House, have increased the cost of everything. The food you buy at the supermarket, the food you order at the restaurant, the cost of hiring and retaining employees, and the list goes on.
The good news is that the orange man is gone and we’re saving the planet, right? Pah leez!
People have been forced to find creative ways to save money, buying generic brands to cut their grocery bills, stopping less often for a $5 cup of coffee.
When you stop for gas, there’s not much you can do. Some people have turned to only putting $20 or $40 worth of gas in their car at a time, but you end up stopping more often to get gas. If people can drive less, they do.
A guy from south Jersey solved the problem of high gas prices.
He’s a regular listener to the Dennis & Judi Show and once in a while we let him call because he’s a little crazy. In this case, he is mad as a fox. He is very practical and has traded his skills at a local gas station for gasoline. He can fix minor problems with the building or the pumps. He has the equipment to do the maintenance that the owner doesn’t have, so whatever the gas station owner needs, he does for gas.
With the high cost of everything, it has become much harder for young people with huge college loan debt to make ends meet. Here’s a great example of why you should send your kids to a vocational school and learn how to do something useful and productive in our world rather than become a computer slave in a cube for a soulless society. If they know how to do things, they may be able to get some free stuff for their SKILLS, like free gas.
Go ahead, Billy!
The views expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.
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