Originally Posted by Rissask
What about driving them because they own boats or trailers or ATVs or fifth wheels...or like to hunt or help friends move or haul stuff, live on a farm or acreage? What would call their decision to do those things. they sure aren't 'necessary'?
not everyone can walk to work, or is fortunate enough to live in a climate where you don't need 4x4s, etc.
Originally Posted by Jacko
As ryberg says, you make your choices and live with the consequences.<shrug>
We made the decision to get up into the mountains more this winter, with the kids, and that requires more driving, and more driving in the less fuel efficient CX-9. Of course generally speaking we'd like to pay less for everything, you know.
But it would be kinda silly for us to make this decision and then complain so much about gas prices rising and to blame the current administration and so forth.
Or for example we entered a business in a situation in its field that leaves us similarly vulnerable to currency exchange rate fluctuations. But again it's not like that was a secret going in or something. Comes with the territory we chose.
If either if these issues becomes sufficiently problematic in its respective situation, well I guess we'll modify our decisions or our approach in appropriate ways to take that into account.