2 litre justification…

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R24 difference.

Vehicle 1.4l Polo 2.0l Polo
km per day 16 16
km per month 352 352
l/100km 6.9 7.6
liters per month 24.29 26.75
Rands per litre 9.5 9.5
Rands per month R 230.74 R 254.14

The fuel economy numbers come from the “combined cycle” values for the vehicles from vw.co.za

The distance is my round trip to work and back every day. I’m obviously ignoring weekends, but even if you double it, R48 a month extra isn’t all that bad.

Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

– Dylan Thomas

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No no, no one died… I just believe that perhaps deaths door is a little too late to begin raging… plus, I like the poem.

You've got to love old ladies who lie through their teeth because they know you'll never call an old lady a liar!

Seriously, you do.

I had the fortune of dealing with a granny yesterday on the phone. She was supposed to have called me a week ago with a quote  but she never did. When I asked her why, her reply was that “One of my ladies had called her and gotten the price from her”… Um, no. I don’t have any “ladies” that would have called her… She’s just plain lying! But you can’t call someone’s granny a liar so you just nod and say “Okay, I’ll ask around and find out who called you, but in the mean time can I get those prices…”.

Damn grannies.

ath.