Gas Prices Hurting Long Distance Love?

Samir Syed
by Samir Syed

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.]

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  • AJ AJ on Jun 23, 2008

    My now wife once went off to an eight month internship after college. I flew her home three times, plus I drove across six states to pick her up. So I feel for those of you in long distance relationships. But it was worth it! :)

  • George Labrador George Labrador on Jun 23, 2008

    At the OPEC meeting in S. Arbia on the weekend, one Opec person said that with $4.00 a gallon Gas in the USA it was too low, he indicated that it should be a lot higher to get US Consumers to change there speed ways! Ahh nice eh?

  • John Horner John Horner on Jun 23, 2008

    Do do doot, do do doot

  • Shaker Shaker on Jun 23, 2008

    These days, she'll have to meet me halfway - at the Motel 6.