Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Gipsy Kings 'Mosaique'
I conducted a tour the other day for a large group of kids from the Davie County YMCA. We led them around the station and showed them things that they couldn’t give a dozen rabbit pellets about… All they cared about was… And I’m quoting the kids here… “Can I talk on the radio?”
Oh sure, they talk a good game. They want to talk on the radio and they’ll bug the pinworms out of you about it, but when you stick a microphone into their faces… Those buggers will shut up faster than Jack Woltz can get out of bed after waking up next to a horse’s severed head.
Anyway… It was time to close out the tour and answer any remaining questions that those young impressionable minds may have had.
“Do you guys have any questions?” I asked.
One little hand was raised by a little boy standing behind a couple of other kids right in front of me.
“What’s your question?” I asked the boy that grew an inch or two while he stood on his toes to be seen. As if I wouldn’t be able to see him.
His question came at me straight and to the point with absolutely no malice… “Do you ever comb your hair?”
--I went out of town over the weekend and I tried experimenting with something… Gas mileage.
Most of my trip would be on roads that have a posted speed limit of 65mph. I decided to drive at 60mph in all zones posted 55mph or above.
I saved a bit of gas and I arrived at my destination without bitching about some idiot(s) or white knuckles. As a matter of fact, I found it quite relaxing while other drivers hustled and bustled by me. I passed only one car on the way to my destination and passed four on the way back home. It was almost… Dare I write it… Delightful!
I did notice something other than my own fuel savings… There were quite a few SUV drivers out there using the same idea to save some gas. And that idea works!
When I opened my paper on Monday morning, there was an article about driving slower to save fuel. You can save up to 17% a gallon just by slowing down 10mph. And according to the article, that means saving roughly 69 cents per $4 dollar a gallon gas.
Finding that my gas gauge had barely moved towards the “E” was very pleasing. And the commute was relaxing and stress free.
I highly recommend it!