Monday, September 05, 2005

It Had To Happen Sooner or Later...

Let's see how much spam I get from this post...

Gas Prices Drive Man to Commute by Horse - Yahoo! News

Sun Sep 4, 9:07 PM ET
MINOT, N.D. - Jim Jundt was so determined to rein in his spending on gasoline that he got out of bed early and rode his 14-year-old quarterhorse mare to work.
Jundt lives 15 miles south of Minot and works as a mechanic at Goodyear Tire & Auto Service in the city.
He said he and his co-workers had been talking about rising fuel prices, and he joked that he would ride his horse to work if gasoline ever hit $3 a gallon.
His co-workers laughed, but when the price at the pump soared to $3.20 last week, Jundt headed for the barn.
He said he was only five minutes late riding his mare, Patty, to work.
While he worked, Patty waited patiently, eating hay out of the back of a truck.

Comments on "It Had To Happen Sooner or Later..."

 

Blogger Lee Stevens said ... (September 05, 2005 11:30 AM) : 

WEAR AND TEAR ON A HORSE FAR EXCEEDS FUEL PRICES. TRUST ME.

 

Blogger Eaglewing said ... (September 05, 2005 12:08 PM) : 

I'm sure the horse would agree with you 100%. :) It'd be interesting to see an actual cost comparison of taking care of a horse and the time / money / energy involved vs taking care of a vehicle and the cost of fuel. Is either system any good? Weren't we all supposed to have personal jetpacks by now anyway?

Thanks for stopping by. I'll have to check your blog out when I get a minute...

 

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