Helaine is shopping. She just called a few minutes ago while waiting in line for gas at BJs. They’re currently at $4.20 a gallon for regular – a bargain.
She’s cut back on her trips to the market because of the price of gas. While she’s out, she’s combining trips as best she can. That’s more symbolic than anything. After all, a round trip to the market probably uses under a half a gallon. The price is crazy nonetheless.
All 12 pumps at BJs are full, she reports. More cars are in line behind each one.
I told her, if she’s idling more than 10 seconds, it makes more sense to turn off the ignition. That’s what UPS trucks do as a matter of company policy. For us, it’s more symbolic than practical. She shut the car off anyway.
“It’s like the 70s,” she said.