Sure, you've been paying more at the pump for fuel lately. But how expensive is it these days, really? Or rather: How much more expensive than every other liquid you buy? Pretty cheap, actually, at least in the US!
Good put together this handy infographic (click to embiggen) of how much various items cost were you to purchase them by the gallon. What's petrol cheaper than? Fiji bottled water. Two Buck Chuck wine (which could probably fuel your car in a pinch). And you could buy about 250 gallons of fuel for the same amount as one gallon of nail polish.
That's not to say that gasoline isn't relatively expensive compared to what it was three months ago; of course it is! And that's frustrating. But the next time unleaded eats up your paycheck, be comforted in the knowledge that short of bleach, there's not much cheaper liquid out there to pump. [GOOD]