A very close friend of mine has an annual membership to the zoo that will allow the two of us, plus my daughter and stepson, to get in tomorrow at a highly discounted rate. We've gone for the last two years and are looking forward to this trip as well. The arrangement has always been that she pays the entrance price and I spring for a picnic lunch at Subway. Then the kids can have fun and we can catch up.
There's a lot of driving involved, because my friend will come and get us at my house, which is a trip of about thirty minutes for her, then drive to the zoo and bring us back home. I don't drive, so meeting her somewhere isn't possible. I've offered to pitch in for gas before, an my friend has always said no. This time, I asked her if she could drop my stepson off at his mom's house on her way back to work after the trip. The thing is, she has to go right past the major intersecton by his mom's house, so it isn't out of the way for her at all. She agreed, but now in return, she wants me to chip in for gas.
I guess I don't have a problem paying for gas, but I'm a little hurt that she's turned down my offers before but now she's asked for it because she's dropping off my stepson, when doing so won't put her out of her way. And I haven't paid for gas in ages, so I don't know how much would be needed.
So, two questions, I guess. Am I wrong to feel a little funny about the way asking for gas came up? And how much money should I expect to put in the tank?
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