Gas Prices Hurting Long Distance Love?
I always thought long-distance relationships are a bit of a sham. When you see someone once a week, you always see his/her best side. You never live with the nitty gritty everyday stuff, like an interminable episode of post-chili cook-out flatulence or listening to her yak on the phone about Louis Vuitton purses during "the game" (or in my case, "the race"). How can you claim it's a real relationship when you never see your S-O's worst side? Now, though, high gas prices will now test the measure of long-distance love in Canada. CTVNews reports that soaring prices in Canada are making travel too expensive for many "couples." The impact reaches beyond those couples who unite automotively. As CTV notes: "The price of airplane tickets increased last month after Air Canada introduced its new fuel surcharges". All one-way domestic (U.S. & Canada) flights operated by Air Canada now include a $60 fuel charge. Ah, but is true love priceless, or is there a break-even point where a $60 roundtrip no longer returns positive net present value? [ED: spoken like a true accountant.]