My question became what would/should one do with such a skill in real life.
Adam suggested I patent it, but in my dream, this wasn’t an engineered process or anything I could explain – it just worked.
After thinking about it for a few days, I thought starting an Air-Gas Station would be the ideal. Let’s do the math.
Say it costs $45 to fill up an average gas tank these days, when we average out economy cars vs SUV, etc.
I need to undercut that significantly for people to come to my station – I don’t think I can price it up, since there’s no reason my service works as a luxury item. (One could make the argument it would be a novelty and worth more, but I think the customer base would be limited.)
If it takes me 5 minutes to fill someone’s tank with my precious exhalations, let’s figure I can do 10 cars in an hour.
So…say $30/tank at 10 tanks an hour is $300/hour. Let’s go 6 hours a day, so $1800 a day.
If I open 5 days/week, 50 weeks/year, I’m pulling $450,000/year, minus expenses, which are minimal. (I want to keep it simple, so won’t go with any snack shops or car washes.)
Even before taxes, for such an amazing ability, this just isn’t very much money. While I’d love to make all these new friends, thrilling them by both breathing into their gas tanks and saving them money, it doesn’t seem worth the effort.
I have to think the play is to sell myself to one of the oil companies for a couple years for a few hundred million bucks, right? They can study me, breed me, whatever they want, so long as they don’t dissect/kill me.
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Do you have a good alternative business plan for my vehicle-powering breath powers.