Sunday, April 27, 2008
WHAT OUR GAS PRICES ARE LEADING TO
Former Exxon president Lee Raymond spent part of his $400 million retirement package to acquire Shell. Prices immediately skyrocket.
Numeric prices just weren't high enough anymore.
Plan on spending your "stimulus check" there too.
Not to mention even the mower is cheaper than the gas these days, let alone the sheep.
What if you're unemployed? Then you're screwed!
Yeah, you really don't want to be registered with Mutual or Getty. Multiple mechanics told me a while back that they usually pump bottom of the barrel sludge. In fact, Getty gas clogged my fuel pump once. Never again!
A can like that could sell on Ebay for $5,000. Another $20,000 for the gas in it.
That pump won't get you far, but your car will smell pretty outside.
I have a conversion van. Bad enough. We don't need no steenkin' Hummer.
Usually by the time I get to a quarter tank my wallet's empty.
Little does this kid know Gramps is telling the truth. (BTW, when I started driving, I was paying about 60 cents a gallon for regular leaded and self-serve stations were just starting to make their mark in Rhode Island.)
Actually, they were a one-car family, and dad used the car to go to work, or the track, or the bar, or... never mind.
PS: Pics supplied to me by my wife. Captions by yours truly.