July 24, 2008

Every little bit helps

I was running late for a meeting, and I only had a couple of minutes to grab lunch on the way. Well I wasn't really late, as our meetings never seem to start on time - but that is a subject for another day.

Since I was pressed for time, I stopped by McDonald's. I ran into the restaurant rather than going through drive-through. I remember reading some tips to save gas, and skipping drive-through is a good one. Roughly 7 cars were in line, all of them idling for 7-10 minutes. You can do the math on their gas mileage for those 10 minutes. As an added bonus there was no one in line inside, so I was in and out in a minute or two.

So next time your grabbing lunch, stopping by the bank, or getting your coffee consider hopping out of your car and saving some gas.


matt said...

Went through the drive through at In-N-out today at noon - 15 minutes easy. Then couldn't find a place to eat other than my car so I sat in the parking lot with the engine on and ac running for at least 20 min. Just doing my part to support the Saudi's I guess . . . Yikes.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good idea.....except not with 2 kids in tow. Luckily we don't hit the drive-thrus that often anyway.