Toronto Mike

Grumpy Old Man


We're approaching $1.30 a litre for gas in this city.  Seriously, the local gas station is selling regular unleaded for $1.27 a litre.

Four years ago this week, I was ticked at the fact we were approaching a buck a litre.  I even have a note about the end of an era, the first time in my life I had to pay more than a buck a litre to fill up the tank.  That's when I shared this little nugget.

I'm not yet a senior citizen, but I have an old timer tale to share. For a period of time in the early 90s, I drove a 1985 Ford Escort hatchback. I managed to drive this car for years without ever paying more than 50¢ a litre to fill 'er up. I still remember when I first paid more than a half buck a litre and how disappointed I was.

That's right, this old bastard drove for years without paying more than 49¢ a litre on gas.  And we used to hike miles to work in 12 feet of snow, too.  No foolin'.

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