If gas goes up, you're stuck. Despite tailgaters, all you can do is drive economically as possible, but you kind of need it. Starbucks coffee, on the other hand, is something I'm addicted to and I'm running an annual tab of about $1,000 (after tax dollars) per year (and I don't even drink the fancy girly cocktails they offer for about $4 each). Now that they've raised prices again and I'm done. I don't need it like I need gas and this is where I draw the line. My coffee in work is $0.35 (about a fifth of 1 tall). I'll see how long I make it.
I'm into my third day of workplace coffee. Mmmm, Soma is good, I must be in heaven.