Sunday, April 23, 2006
Give me a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee for a buck anytime...and some freaking sharks with laser beams
I see that people are, rightly, outraged at the price of gasoline, which is over $3 a gallon in a lot of the country.
Now, living in Manhattan, and not having or needing a car, it doesn't directly affect me that much. I have my monthly Metrocard for the subways and buses that run 24 hours a day, plus 30,000 yellow cabs, and they're all I need to get around.
Of course, the prices of goods shipped into the city are no doubt impacted when fuel prices drive up costs for stores and restaurants, but, the point is, I'm not feeling the pinch every week when I fill up a gas tank like those folks in suburbia have to do.
What I don't understand is people bitching at paying $3 for a gallon of gas, but thinking nothing of dropping $5 for a 12-ounce cup of coffee at Starbucks.
What is that per gallon? About $50, if my calculation is right.
It surely takes a lot more to obtain, refine, and distribute that gasoline selling for three bucks a gallon, than it does coffee selling for fifty bucks a gallon.
You Starbucks fans are just nuts. Topped with chocolate drizzle, of course.
Posted by J at 3:53 PM
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