Isn’t it great to live in a country where the average person can own a car for the sake of mere convenience? After having moved close to the Forest Glen metro station, I no longer rely on my car, Janus, to take me to the train. Janus now sits quietly at home day after day, while I work. She’s now used for non-essential trips — Pleasure, if you will. I’m literally one block from church. 7/10 of a mile from the hospital and the train station. A mile from the mall and grocery stores. Everything is right here. Yet I’m paying for a car that, essentially, is used to shuttle me back and forth between volleyball and the gym.
The monthly cost of staying in shape:
- volleyball and gym memberships: $40
- car payment: $341
- depreciation: $134
- insurance: $50
- fuel: $60
- misc. car expenses: $20
There. The estimated monthly amount required to keep my body in peak shape: $645. $21 a day?