One of the secrets to my success

One of the principles of success is to plan your day. Here are my plans for tomorrow…

As if driving 110 miles to buy a cell phone today wasn’t enough, tomorrow I am going to drive 117 miles to RENT A CAR!

Why am I going to do that?

First, because there is no reputable car rental agency “in the middle of nowhere” where I happen to be stuck.

You ask, “Why are you going to rent a car?”

Because Corsicana, Texas is 535 miles from Tucumcari, New Mexico.

So, let’s do the math…

535 miles…

at 13 miles per gallon…

(Okay, I admit it, Wild Bill gets 15 on a good day. But I am stuck in  Tucumcari, New Mexico towing a car that I tried to ship with a truck that I tried to sell SO WHY WOULD I EVER COUNT ON THAT?)…

As I was saying, 13 miles per gallon…

That comes to 41 gallons of gas…

at $4/gallon…

carry the one…

equals $164 in gas costs…

EACH WAY!

The rims (I have to buy the whole set) will cost me $200. The gas will cost $328!

However, if I rent a vehicle that gets 30 mpg, I will save $75 by renting a car!

You don’t believe me…

You think my math is wrong?

I spent all night figuring this out but let me check it again…

117 miles to the car rental place…

at 13 miles per gallon…

That comes to 9 gallons of gas…

at $4/gallon…

equals $36 in gas costs…

plus another $36 to get back home…

err, I mean here…

IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE!

But, boys and girls, we are not finished…

435 miles from Amarillo to Corsicana…

at 30 miles per gallon…

that’s 14.5 gallons of gas…

at $4/gallon…

equals $58…

times two…

equals $116…

add $35 to rent the car…

plus $72 to feed Wild Bill.

Huh…

You were right…

I will save $105!

Not to mention that I will save over two hours because I will be able to drive 75 mph as opposed to the Wild Bill’s 60 miles per hour top speed.

 Yes, folks, planning…that is how I got where I am today!
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One Response to One of the secrets to my success

  1. Jim Frazier says:

    Look, I know this guy, watch out road warriors on route 40. If you see a rusty ‘ol powder blue Ford f-150 towing a dinged-up, primered-up, wanna be race car. Stay outta his way please. Remember John Candy and Steve Martin in “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” – “Dosen’t look like much but it’ll get ya where you wanna go…even the radio works, go figure.” Sadly even the f-150’s radio is out. This is more of a large metal tumbleweed. but we love him anyway. Ahoy KC ahead, and away we go…..

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