Yo homeboy, I am seeing mist's post here. I understand it feels gay that you have to pay for a ride, but it is actually normal. Everyone giving a ride loses money from gas, and everyone charges. I've been charged by every driver for something, even by Ambrose, but they are fair about it. If Mist is charging $5 for gas money from Toronto to Sauga, it is fair, that is what Ambrose charges.
But if more, try to negotiate. getting a ride is a million times better than bussing, what his parents can do in like 30 mins max takes you two-three hours. And a tv at Mikey's is reeeaalllyy needed, bringing the tv though will cancel out the fee of the ride.
Just trust me man, getting a ride is just too much better than a bus, and this way you bring a tv, contribute a lot to the community (more friendlies as well!!), get there faster, get home faster, and is much less stressing.
And I'll see you today, lol.