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luv
04-19-2006, 12:44 AM
I went to fill up my gas tank at 1:45PM today, and I paid $2.58/gallon. A co-worker said he thought he noticed that another station read $2.79 on his way to work at 3:00PM. When driving home from work, the station I filled up at now says $2.79 as well. And I thought $28.00 for a tank of gas was bad (for a simple 4 cylinder)!

greg63
04-19-2006, 12:46 AM
I went to fill up my gas tank at 1:45PM today, and I paid $2.58/gallon. A co-worker said he thought he noticed that another station read $2.79 on his way to work at 3:00PM. When driving home from work, the station I filled up at now says $2.79 as well. And I thought $28.00 for a tank of gas was bad (for a simple 4 cylinder)!


Wait until ya pay $40.00 like me. :banghead:

chefsos
04-19-2006, 12:49 AM
Went to $2.76 here sometime today, too. I'd start shutting off the motor and coasting down the hills, if we had any ****ing hills.

Baconeater
04-19-2006, 12:50 AM
It's been at $2.74 here for a week, which can only mean it's due to go up again soon.

luv
04-19-2006, 12:51 AM
Went to $2.76 here sometime today, too. I'd start shutting off the motor and coasting down the hills, if we had any ****ing hills.
I could do that going to work. But I might have problems getting home if I tried that.

greg63
04-19-2006, 12:51 AM
$2.75 here.

Dunit35
04-19-2006, 12:52 AM
$2.69 here.

mitchbade
04-19-2006, 12:53 AM
maybe if we stop talking about it it will go away

luv
04-19-2006, 12:54 AM
maybe if we stop talking about it it will go away
So don't say anything.

mitchbade
04-19-2006, 12:55 AM
maybe i wont

Demonpenz
04-19-2006, 12:56 AM
meanwhile bush just sits back and watches his cronies get fat. I wonder if the lake of the ozarks will be reasonable this year. Maybe the average person won't spend 400 dollars a gas tank down there and i can get some wave runnering in.

Taco John
04-19-2006, 12:57 AM
The nice thing about working from a home office is that I only fill my tank about once a month. I've hardly noticed gas prices the last 5 years.

greg63
04-19-2006, 12:58 AM
You got it Luv; I'm not say a word, not one single word. Ya don't have to tell me twice not to say anything; I can take a hint, and I know when someone doesn't want me to say anything about gas prices, so I'll just be quiet about the ever increasing price of gas. Ok? :D

listopencil
04-19-2006, 12:59 AM
I stopped at a Chevron and the price was $2.99 a gallon. I hadn't looked before I stopped because it was on a corner with two other stations and they are usually all the same. The other two were 2.95 and 2.94. Luckily a friend of mine was with me and he told me about a truck stop on the South side of town where it had been lower a couple of days before. I went there and it was $2.79 per. This stuff is nuts. We have ten gas stations right around town with a population of slightly over 6K.

greg63
04-19-2006, 12:59 AM
The nice thing about working from a home office is that I only fill my tank about once a month. I've hardly noticed gas prices the last 5 years.


I am, myself, working on just such a plan.

Dunit35
04-19-2006, 01:00 AM
The nice thing about not working at all and living on campus is that you don't have to drive anywhere.

luv
04-19-2006, 01:01 AM
The nice thing about working from a home office is that I only fill my tank about once a month. I've hardly noticed gas prices the last 5 years.
I live about 8 miles from where I work. I fill up every other week on average.

greg63
04-19-2006, 01:03 AM
I live about 8 miles from where I work. I fill up every other week on average.


17 miles for me and I fill up every week.:banghead:

chefsos
04-19-2006, 01:03 AM
I could do that going to work. But I might have problems getting home if I tried that.
No problem. Just get a hitchhiker to push.

luv
04-19-2006, 01:04 AM
No problem. Just get a hitchhiker to push.
Or some sucker with an SUV to push me up the hill.

Guru
04-19-2006, 01:06 AM
Or some sucker with an SUV to push me up the hill.

What is it with wanting these SUVs with gas getting higher and higher anyway?

luv
04-19-2006, 01:07 AM
What is it with wanting these SUVs with gas getting higher and higher anyway?
Better for them to waste their gas than for me to waste mine! :)

greg63
04-19-2006, 01:08 AM
What is it with wanting these SUVs with gas getting higher and higher anyway?


SUV's & Gas = BAD!

Guru
04-19-2006, 01:08 AM
Better for them to waste their gas than for me to waste mine! :)


They indirectly affect you too though. When they WASTE their gas, they are wasting our gas too.

Baconeater
04-19-2006, 01:19 AM
What is it with wanting these SUVs with gas getting higher and higher anyway?
How dare you question them. All the other soccer moms are driving them to their yoga classes too!

chefsos
04-19-2006, 01:20 AM
My first full-time job was pump jockey. I recall pumping gas at $.529/gal. And no, it wasn't THAT many years ago.

Well, now that I think about it, it was 30. Yikes.

greg63
04-19-2006, 01:21 AM
My first full-time job was pump jockey. I recall pumping gas at $.529/gal. And no, it wasn't THAT many years ago.

Well, now that I think about it, it was 30. Yikes.


Geez! You got to be about as old as I am. :D

Baconeater
04-19-2006, 01:23 AM
This thread is making me feel young.

chefsos
04-19-2006, 01:24 AM
Geez! You got to be about as old as I am. :D
Hell, you're just a kid. I'm 47. :)

luv
04-19-2006, 01:25 AM
This thread is making me feel young.
When I worked at a convenient store, around 10-11 years ago, the price of gas was about 1.09-1.19 on average.

luv
04-19-2006, 01:25 AM
Hell, you're just a kid. I'm 47. :)
You are technically old enough to be my dad. :)

chefsos
04-19-2006, 01:28 AM
When I worked at a convenient store, around 10-11 years ago, the price of gas was about 1.09-1.19 on average.
And we all probably moaned about that price, too. People in general just like to have something to bitch about.

chefsos
04-19-2006, 01:34 AM
You are technically old enough to be my dad. :)
I'd say. I have three daughters about your age. But remember, young lady, you're never too old to spank.

luv
04-19-2006, 01:35 AM
I'd say. I have three daughters about your age. But remember, young lady, you're never too old to spank.
You do know I'll be 30 this year, right? Start young?

Baconeater
04-19-2006, 01:36 AM
When I worked at a convenient store, around 10-11 years ago, the price of gas was about 1.09-1.19 on average.
I wouldn't have been able to afford to drive back then if the prices were what they are now. When I was a teenager my friends and I could scrounge up $5 for gas and cruise all night, now I use that just driving to and from work each day.

chefsos
04-19-2006, 01:41 AM
You do know I'll be 30 this year, right? Start young?
Ha, I'd better 'fess up here. Didn't expect anyone to do the math on me. They're step-daughters technically, but they're my girls and they consider me Dad. I met their mom when they were 12 (twins) and 14.

Rain Man
04-19-2006, 07:12 AM
Until earlier this year, or maybe late last year, I had never paid $20 for a fill-up, due in part to the fact that I usually never go below half a tank and due in part to usually driving smaller cars with smaller tanks.

I was shocked when I first had a $20 fill-up, and last night I put filled up the tank and it came to $29.83, for mid-grade fuel at $2.83 per gallon.

I still don't understand why prices doubled. Iraq was certainly not providing half the world's oil, and they're back up and running anyway. This whole thing is price-gouging, in my opinion, and it's no better than tripling plywood prices after a hurricane.

Mecca
04-19-2006, 07:16 AM
Until earlier this year, or maybe late last year, I had never paid $20 for a fill-up, due in part to the fact that I usually never go below half a tank and due in part to usually driving smaller cars with smaller tanks.

I was shocked when I first had a $20 fill-up, and last night I put filled up the tank and it came to $29.83, for mid-grade fuel at $2.83 per gallon.

I still don't understand why prices doubled. Iraq was certainly not providing half the world's oil, and they're back up and running anyway. This whole thing is price-gouging, in my opinion, and it's no better than tripling plywood prices after a hurricane.

That's what happens when every person in power in this country is making money off of it.......

We could have been off oil and on alternative fuel years ago but that isn't going to happen because of money. We won't use cheaper alternative fuels till they've sucked every last drop of oil out of the earth for every last penny.

Deberg_1990
04-19-2006, 07:28 AM
That's what happens when every person in power in this country is making money off of it.......

We could have been off oil and on alternative fuel years ago but that isn't going to happen because of money. We won't use cheaper alternative fuels till they've sucked every last drop of oil out of the earth for every last penny.

Agreed......the world is addicted to Oil. There will never be a true paradigm shift in the worlds mentality because too many people in power have too much to lose by shifting to alternative fuel sources.