Dear Sir Pumping Gas Next to Me,
Local gas prices of $4.19 per gallon sure are hitting everybody hard. I certainly don't like filling up the tank of my small Toyota and seeing my fuel cost over forty dollars. I wanted to thank you for giving me a good chuckle today. It's not every day that someone has the audacity to complain while pumping gas into their brand-new, still with temporary plates, Cadillac Escalade.
I'm sure you were looking for commiseration, but I really didn't have it in me. I peeked at your gas pump and saw your fuel cost over $120. Because I couldn't get this out of my head, I came home and researched the Escalade and found that your monthly car payment (assuming you didn't pay cash) is more than twice my monthly mortgage.
Perhaps you can consider the ability to pay for and squander all that fuel as a part of the status symbol of your vehicle. At any rate, please don't complain to me because it makes me feel very cranky.
The Woman Who Researched Fuel Efficiency Before Purchasing a Car