Question of the day: When gas reaches $5 a gallon I will no longer ___________

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 12:00 AM

Gas is now averaging $3.80 a gallon. John and Adaora are talking about how your habits have changed and how they might change as prices continue to rise. When gas reaches $5 a gallon I will no longer ___________. Share your story by clicking "get in the mix", by emailing mytake@thetakeaway.org, or by calling our SpinVox line at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE. Then, tune in Tuesday to hear what everyone else had to say.

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David Hollis

Am FAR less concerned about gasoline at $5 per gallon but when fuel oil -- home heating oil -- reaches $5 per gallon. This is not that far off. It was $4.01 in late April, the last time our tabk was filled.

Face it, winter in Upstate New York is not the place to scrimp (more than we already have) of heating. We already keep the thermostat at 6o degrees during the day and turn it to 54 at night. Hard to go any lower.

May. 21 2008 01:17 PM
Deborah Stacy

I already don't fill my tank to full and I have stopped driving places alone or duplicating places am going that my friends are also going, like the supermarket, if I cna possibly help it. I also buy more milk at one time to keep in the frig because I go to the store less. I have also read the way to get off oil at a website I found on TED.com, which would solve all our problems as fsat as possible, if we took it as seriously as it seems we should, as soon as we possibly can, NOW. The paper is by, Amory Lovins, cofounder of the Rocky Mountain Institute and the instigator of ingenious ideas to transform the energy and automobile industries. Watch his talk on TED.com under business or a greener future. And then say, "Yes, we can!"

May. 21 2008 12:12 PM
Evelyn C.

When gas reaches $5 a gallon, I will no longer assume my over-time earnings from 15 hr. days will be able to go in savings...oh, wait a minute...that's already happened... :^ /

May. 21 2008 12:06 PM
Emanuel Kelmenson

I have already started to avoid filling my tank till it is full. If everyone of the 200 million or more car owners filled up with five gallons less than their tank could hold, the gasoline sellers would have a billion extra gallons of gasoline in their inventory.
Supply and demand should lower the price.

May. 21 2008 11:14 AM
Genell Subak-Sharpe

We just returned from Austria and the Czech Republic, where regular gas is well over $8 a gallon. It's even higher in France. Food, clothing, and other goods are also much more expensive than in the US. Yet you don't hear people complaining the way Americans do. Europeans do drive, but they tend to have small, gas-efficient cars and they rely much more on public transportation, bicycles, and walking. We could learn a lot from their example! GSS

May. 21 2008 09:25 AM

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