A few nights ago, I was talking to my dad on the phone. As our conversations go, we typically talk about practical things and that night was no different. Dad mentioned that the cost of gas had really gone up, but sort of stopped in the middle of his sentence and asked, “How much is it there?”
I relayed this question to the Brit who was sat next to me on the couch and his response, “I’ll get right back to you.”
You see…gas or ‘petrol’ in England (and actually Europe as a whole) is sold by the liter and not by the gallon. So, truthfully, when I see the price of gas advertised here, I have no idea what it means in terms I can understand aside from ‘expensive.’
The Brit did all of the calculations and determined that a gallon of gas here in England costs roughly $10 (and that is being generous).
I then give my dad the answer to his question and all I hear is, “I will never complain about the cost of gas again.”