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TOYS AND GAMES: Yeti, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Low Gas Prices

My friend Adam Davidson provided this insight about Yeti with the following Facebook post:

If you need your drink to stay cold for four hours you are probably not thirsty. Keep pounding those empty calories!

When people can’t see your Mercedes or BMW, pull out your $60 personalized Yeti to prove to people you have money to burn on a drink container.

Oh wait, yes it saves you money because you don’t pour out as many drinks and you don’t spend as much on ice. Now I get it. I’m sold.

Note to Mrs. Davidson: Adam wants a Yeti for Christmas.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Dunkin’ Donuts now has a delivery service in the Windy City. Similar launches have taken place in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Dunkin’ Donuts (Wikimedia Commons) Dunkin’ Donuts (Wikimedia Commons)

Thus, from the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., delicious Dunkin’ Donuts products delivered to your home within 45 minutes.

The good news: A French cruller could be at my doorstep in under an hour by simply letting my fingers dance across my cell phone.


The bad news: A French cruller can be at my doorstep in under an hour by simply letting my fingers dance across my cell phone.

Fortunately the service has not yet spread to Tampa, but just to be safe, I’ll go ahead and order the pictured t-shirt to prevent plumber’s crack.

plumber’s crack

Note to Dunkin’ Donuts: Dude, you might want to set up the service in Denver and Seattle to complement a certain appetite stimulant that is available to the masses.

Finally, I’ve been giddy about gas prices in our area. If I look carefully I can usually fill up for less than $2 a gallon. So I felt a little used when I read in The Detroit News that the average gas price in Michigan is a country-low $1.78 a gallon.

Thus, filling a 16-gallon tank at, say, $1.95 per gallon in Tampa would cost $31.20. That same tank would require $28.48 to fill in Michigan.

Hmm, that’s a $2.72 difference. For a two-car family averaging 2 1/2 fill-ups per month, that’s $163 more a year with no reasonable explanation why.

Oh well, I can’t fill up in Michigan.

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