I saw a question pop up on my timeline on Facebook that made me laugh, and it wasn't because it was hilarious. It just kind of makes me feel as a member of the media, now more than ever, you need to know that I'm on your side. A local Detroit news station recently listed the record high gas prices on their Facebook and asked the question, "How are these gas prices impacting your daily routine?" How are affecting us? IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

We have a responsibility to give back to you, our listening & reading audience to let you know about what is happening near us. We also enjoy engaging with you to get your thoughts on certain topics. But when it comes to things like a record high gas price of $5.17 average across the state, with higher prices already seen throughout and near Kalamazoo, we're just as affected by this as you. We live in this community and experience the same struggles.

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Every trip now comes with the conscious decision of importance, whether or not it's worth the price in gas. Burning through $53 in gas a week is insane. I feel bad for those who have anything higher than 10 gallon tanks. But at a time where we are struggling we also have a responsibility to reassure you we deal with the same issues.

As a member of the media, I feel the more we disconnect ourselves with our audience and make them feel like we are different or separate from them, the more they'll be pushed away. I get what they were trying to do, but I serve the people because I'm one of them. So to answer the question:

Our daily routine is now riddled with awful roads, construction, non-livable wages, highest rent prices ever and now, the highest gas prices we've ever seen in the state. So it sucks, a lot.

Here Are The Best Gas Apps To Help You Spend Less At The Pump

Everyone likes saving a few bucks at the pump. Here are the apps that can help do just that with all these high rising gas prices, that are probably out there killing not only you but your wallet.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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