When I first started driving, back in 1973, I think the price of regular gas was about 27.9 cents a gallon.
In those long ago days, the idea that Americans would pay more than $60 to fill up their gas tanks would have been absolutely ludicrous. Now, unfortunately, it is commonplace.
Which is why I felt young again when Kish and I stopped to fill up the tank at Giant Eagle on Sunday, and our accumulated Fuel Points allowed us to get premium unleaded gasoline for the ’70s-era price of 55.9 cents a gallon. A complete fill-up for less than $10! I felt like going out for a sausage pizza at Tommy’s and then taking Kish to watch the terrifying new thriller Jaws.
Who would have thought that a marketing technique like Fuel Points could make you feel like you were back in high school?