100 Words - Gas Nerd

gas station

Norman insisted on buying the cheapest gas, no matter how out of the way the station might be. He would not understand that driving 50 miles to save ten cents per gallon was not a winning strategy. I made a spreadsheet proving this. He called me a nerd and kept driving.

When we finally got to the gas station, Norman pointed at the attached car wash. “See, that’s how I save my money.” Then explained that he gets an extra twenty cents a gallon if he gets a car wash. The car wash costs seven dollars. No logic can help.