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gas prices - sign of the bus

May 28th, 2008 at 05:00 am

Saving log - $2 tip box
Spending log - $1.25 coffee + $10 lunch and snack

Laptop is still in the shop. I guess I'll have to suck it up, because you all are bored and there are others worse off than me (good luck Carolina Bound).

Got on my usual bus to get to work this morning. In the good old days, I could get a quick window seat on the front half of the bus. In the last few weeks, I could get the last, next to last, or next to next to last window seat in the back half of the bus. Today?

Half the bus was full, no window seat to be had, not even the seat in the articulated area (usually the last to go). I sat with another old timer.

I used my guile to get a window seat. I knew that several people got off at the next stop. Luckily one of them opened up a window seat which I pounced on.

Watching for Mad Max on the motorcycle riding over the Aurora Bridge. Now that's a good recession sign. Big Grin

5 Responses to “gas prices - sign of the bus”

  1. Petunia Says:

    LOL. I tried not to hyperventilate when I saw that gas was 4.05 this weekend. It appears to have dropped a penny or two since then (or maybe I'm just looking at different gas stations). I need to get Daisy off her training wheels. . .

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Sure wish we had more buses and light rail train.

  3. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Hubster had me check the bus routes & rates for him last night. Not sure that he'll break down and do it, but if gas prices rise significantly over what they are now I'm sure he'll seriously consider it. Would require a transfer halfway thru to his destination, although there is a bus-stop right outside his company door.

  4. baselle Says:

    Petunia - Yeah, is the Arco still under $4? That's always the absolute lowest.

    Joan.of.the.Arch - been there. Its miserable if the mass transit is weird and spotty.

    luxliving - have got to say he should repeat after me. "I'm saving x/week by taking the bus." "x" is probably a decent amount of coin. He should think about a pre-ride, to figure out the timing, know when he should transfer. He should also think about finding out where that bus stop right outside his door goes. Ya just never know - there might be a good transfer.

  5. Petunia Says:

    Meant to look at Arco today when I was out and about but was too busy paying attention to the road work. Smile It's 4.15 now at some local stations. Quite a jump in about one week.

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