Thursday, October 25, 2012
Library fines...let's do the math
I have two library books due today, but I think I'll return them tomorrow.
Because I don't need to drive by the the library today.
"Oh no," you say. "You'll get FINES!"
Yes, I will. Twenty cents. Ten cents per book per day late.
I don't want to pay the 20 cents, but in this case it does make sense.
Gas is about $3.50/gallon. My little car gets 28 mpg. That means I can go about 28 miles for $3.50.
The library is three and a half miles from my home.
Therefore, I would be spending 44 cents in gas to pay my 20 cent fine. The round trip would total 88 cents, of course.
I feel so rascally.