Drink Don’t Drive But Also Be Wary of Suspicious Minds
What can you do when gas prices get more expensive than our favorite beverages?
There’s these funny Internet reports that wine is now cheaper than glass. “Drink don’t drive,” it says.
That IS funny. But is it true?
Well, I just spent $3 for a 750 ml., bottle of wine. Gallo Family Chardonnay, if you must know. It’s a good “stay at home” white wine, smooth and without any of those silly apple and pears other cheap chardonnays contain. Cheap but tasteful. Just the way I like my women.
According to my research, it would take 5 bottles of this to make up one gallon of gasoline. So that would be $15 a gallon. Even Two Buck Chuck – the reds are quite nice, by the way – would be $10 a gallon.
I saw a 12-pack of the Bud Light Platinum in a Los Angeles grocery store for about 11 bucks. That’s 144 ounces and there’s 128 ounces in a gallon. And considering that Bud Light Platinum is 6% alcohol, your car could run pretty darned strong on it or $11! But it’s still more than the price of gasoline.
So, like many things on the Internet (and nothing you will read here or on my parent site, PubClub.com, by the way, for we adhere to the long-lost art of actual journalism) what you see is not always what you get. Remember what Elvis said: You can’t fill your dreams with Suspicious Minds.
So don’t get caught in the Internet trap. However, the message from Elvis is a good one: Don’t stress over something you can’t control. Just drive less, complain on Facebook, Twitter and to the media. Eventually, your voices will be heard.
In the meantime, try and spend your money on wine instead of gas. Beer. Rum. Vodka. Whiskey. Perhaps you preferbourbon. Drink to forget? Heck no, drink to revenge!
Because, unlike the Elvis song, you’re not caught in a trap and you can walk out.