- Apr 17, 1999
With gas prices at record highs, now is the worst time to waste money, and that's exactly what I do everytime I fill up. When I pump gas, I've gotten into the habit of rounding off my gas purchase to an even amount. Meaning, if I want to put $20 in gas in my truck and the price gague stops at $20.02, for some reason, I feel compelled to keep pumping until I reach and stop at exactly $21.00 - not 1 cent more or less. And if I screw up and go $21.01, again, I feel compelled to keep pumping until I reach $22.00. Usually I get it right in no more than 2 tries. Is there a name for this disorder besides wasteful? Be nice now ...