Save Gas, And Your Life By Cruising Grandpa

At the early warning shots of Gas Crisis 07, my wife and I, in our infinite wisdom, purchased two new SUVs.  Brilliant. Honestly, it wasn’t that bad until the full-on war of 08.  $3.89 absolutely sucks the bucks from my account. To save money, recall the Nixon Administration, and the 55 MPH Speed Limit–I SLOWED DOWN.

I went from 8 to 10 MPG–lying–10 to 12.5–lying–14 to 17.5 MPG. Yes, folks thats right 25% more gas by slowing my ass down. And what makes this even better is that my road rage has suddenly dissipated. I am not gunning for the top spot–slaying those in my path with imported fossil fuel. I am simply “Cruising Grandpa” my way to better efficiency.  That way I can store all my rage for the $5/hr employee at McDonalds. As Steve Covey says, “Win – Win.”

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Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

  • LG now works 1.5 miles from the house and our kids are out of school for the summer and home with me instead of taking those 3 15 mintue round trips every day…we are saving all kinds of gas here….and I’m not even going to mention that suburban that LG will never let me buy.

    I will have to try the slowing down thing….don’t know if I can, but you have been very convincing.

    My only question is do you wear your grandpa golf hat while cruising down the street at 5 mph?

  • eliana

    With gas prices well over $4, 23/6 has thoughtfully offered up some easy tips for how cope with the oil crisis. For example, have you considered forming a murderous clan? Farming and harvesting greasy adolescent youths as an alternative fuel source?

  • Speaking of gas stories. I had grilled salmon on Saturday and boy did my belly hurt. I think it was a day to old.

  • I wear knee-high black socks and a fedora.