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vailpass
05-23-2008, 03:01 PM
Filled my gas tank today and went over the hundred dollar mark for the first time. $105.58.

The crazy thing is the price will continue to rise.

Anyone else here old enough to remember when the gallon counter on the pump spun around faster than the dollar counter?

Guru
05-23-2008, 03:03 PM
Thats a big ass tank.

keg in kc
05-23-2008, 03:03 PM
It never fails to amaze me that I'm paying two and a half dollars a gallon more now than I was when I moved here a decade ago. 40 bucks to fill up the tank in my light truck.

Pablo
05-23-2008, 03:04 PM
Wow...25-30 gallon tank?

The most I've ever spent filling up was last week. Spent $46.

CrazyPhuD
05-23-2008, 03:05 PM
Thats a big ass tank.

THat's my thought too. I live in CA and still have yet to crest $50, but it's been $4 gas for a while here.

chasedude
05-23-2008, 03:06 PM
I was in line to get gas and this guy with a 4x4 Dodge Ram was filling up his. He had to stop after $100 and restart again to finish his tank. I never knew Gas stations put a limit to "pay-at-the-pump".

DaFace
05-23-2008, 03:08 PM
I was in line to get gas and this guy with a 4x4 Dodge Ram was filling up his. He had to stop after $100 and restart again to finish his tank. I never knew Gas stations put a limit to "pay-at-the-pump".

There's some weird law in my actual municipality that stops tanks from pumping after 30 gallons or something like that. I've always thought that was odd.

vailpass
05-23-2008, 03:09 PM
Wow...25-30 gallon tank?

The most I've ever spent filling up was last week. Spent $46.

Yukon Denali XL. I pumped around 28 gallons at $3.75/gallon.
The pump shut off at $75.00; had to re-insert my debit card and start again. Got another $30.58 into it before it was full. It is just plain weird paying that much for a tank of gas.

HemiEd
05-23-2008, 03:10 PM
Filled my gas tank today and went over the hundred dollar mark for the first time. $105.58.

The crazy thing is the price will continue to rise.

Anyone else here old enough to remember when the gallon counter on the pump spun around faster than the dollar counter?

When I worked at a Vickers station, 64 to 68, I pumped gas at .17 a gallon (the lowest it ever made it, there were "gas wars" on price). We also checked the tires, vacuumed the car, washed the windows and checked under the hood. If the female driver had a short skirt, the windows would get washed more than once.

Smed1065
05-23-2008, 03:10 PM
I was in line to get gas and this guy with a 4x4 Dodge Ram was filling up his. He had to stop after $100 and restart again to finish his tank. I never knew Gas stations put a limit to "pay-at-the-pump".


They use to have $50 limit at some stations here until $50 would not even start the pump. :banghead:

Mr. Flopnuts
05-23-2008, 03:10 PM
I broke a record this morning myself. $55. I'll be driving the SUV a lot less than the clunker I got.

vailpass
05-23-2008, 03:10 PM
When I worked at a Vickers station, 64 to 68, I pumped gas at .17 a gallon (the lowest it ever made it, there were "gas wars" on price). We also checked the tires, vacuumed the car, washed the windows and checked under the hood. If the female driver had a short skirt, the windows would get washed more than once LMAO .

Full Service. *sigh*

CrazyPhuD
05-23-2008, 03:13 PM
I know it's hard to agree at this time when the cost of fuel makes finances so much tighter, but I think this will ultimately be a good thing, much like the 70s embargo forced a dynamic shift in the US auto industry, we need this to force change. I know it would be unpopular, but if people truly believe oil/gas prices are going higher, then we really need to add a $1-$3 gas tax to fund public transport that works and or alternative technologies. Yes it would hurt in the short term but is the right long term plan(which is why the politicians will never do it).

HemiEd
05-23-2008, 03:14 PM
Full Service. *sigh*

Yep, it was before the "Convenience Store" or "Self Serve."

vailpass
05-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Yep, it was before the "Convenience Store" or "Self Serve."

As my sainted grandmother called them: 'Service Stations'. Ah for the good old days.

I remember Vickers. We had one in Cedar Rapids.

Donger
05-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Excellent.

Guru
05-23-2008, 03:18 PM
I broke a record this morning myself. $55. I'll be driving the SUV a lot less than the clunker I got.
Yeah, our Town and Country spends a lot more time in our garage now.

Duck Dog
05-23-2008, 03:19 PM
I've hit the century mark a few times. I can remember in the eraly 90's buying gas on base in California for less than a dollar per gallon.

vailpass
05-23-2008, 03:19 PM
Excellent.

More emphasis is required, and an evil cackle wouldn't hurt your cause either, :)

Donger
05-23-2008, 03:21 PM
I keep telling you retards this: go in and negotiate the price BEFORE you fill up.

chasedude
05-23-2008, 03:22 PM
There's some weird law in my actual municipality that stops tanks from pumping after 30 gallons or something like that. I've always thought that was odd.

I don't understand the rational to come up with a law like that. Unless it was written in the 70's during the embargo.

vailpass
05-23-2008, 03:23 PM
I keep telling you retards this: go in and negotiate the price BEFORE you fill up.

WTF are you talking about? Or are you just being silly?

chasedude
05-23-2008, 03:23 PM
I keep telling you retards this: go in and negotiate the price BEFORE you fill up.

Yeah RIGHT! you go first! :LOL:

Donger
05-23-2008, 03:24 PM
WTF are you talking about? Or are you just being silly?

Give it a try. They aren't just going to offer it to you.

CrazyPhuD
05-23-2008, 03:25 PM
I keep telling you retards this: go in and negotiate the price BEFORE you fill up.

DO you recommend negotiating with a gas hose in one hand and a lighter in the other?

Donger
05-23-2008, 03:25 PM
Yeah RIGHT! you go first! :LOL:

It doesn't always work, mind you, but my wife has done so successfully many times.

vailpass
05-23-2008, 03:25 PM
Give it a try. They aren't just going to offer it to you.

1. I knew what gas would cost when I bought the thing. I'm not bitching, just making an observation.

2. Negotiate gas prices. You crack me up. Do people on your (former) side of the pond know what a Snipe Hunt is?

Skip Towne
05-23-2008, 03:30 PM
1. I knew what gas would cost when I bought the thing. I'm not bitching, just making an observation.

2. Negotiate gas prices. You crack me up. Do people on your (former) side of the pond know what a Snipe Hunt is?

He just learned about the Submarine races the other day.

ferrarispider95
05-23-2008, 03:30 PM
$100 won't barely get me to 3/4 tank. However it gets decent mileage for its size, 21.5 on highway at 70 mph.

Excursion Diesel

Donger
05-23-2008, 03:34 PM
1. I knew what gas would cost when I bought the thing. I'm not bitching, just making an observation.

2. Negotiate gas prices. You crack me up. Do people on your (former) side of the pond know what a Snipe Hunt is?

Of course we do. We used to own India. Didn't you know that?

little jacob
05-23-2008, 03:36 PM
35 gallons. that is like a whole barrel of oil

mine has a 20 gallon tank and cost $70 to fill from empty yesterday. but i only fill every 7 or 10 days so it's not so bad

Donger
05-23-2008, 03:39 PM
35 gallons. that is like a whole barrel of oil

mine has a 20 gallon tank and cost $70 to fill from empty yesterday. but i only fill every 7 or 10 days so it's not so bad

A barrel of crude is 42 gallons. From that, they make about 19.5 gallons of gasoline as well as a bunch of other petroleum products.

Short Leash Hootie
05-23-2008, 03:40 PM
It's around $4.30 per gallon here in Illinois...I can only imagine what it is in Chicago...probably at least $4.50...

Redrum_69
05-23-2008, 03:40 PM
Gas is F R E E at Liberty City...

actually...i LOL'd at the gas prices at some of the stations in GTA IV

Donger
05-23-2008, 03:41 PM
It's around $4.30 per gallon here in Illinois...I can only imagine what it is in Chicago...probably at least $4.50...

Let's ask frazod.

Frazod?

Stewie
05-23-2008, 03:42 PM
Let's ask frazod.

Frazod?

Chicago has a 20% tax on gasoline, so I'm sure it's higher.

Frazod :cuss:

bogey
05-23-2008, 03:42 PM
I have a 17 gal. tank it costs roughly $70.00 - $75.00 to fill up when I'm empty.

HemiEd
05-23-2008, 03:46 PM
I think this will ultimately be a good thing, much like the 70s embargo forced a dynamic shift in the US auto industry, we need this to force change.

You think the 73 Oil Embargo was a good thing?:cuss::cuss:

Do you realize it meant the end of the muscle car era?:#

Did you know that Chrysler had a "ball stud" cheaper to produce Hemi, almost completed and ready to release, as their standard big block?
The oil embargo killed it, they would have been a common piece that would be easy to attain, for hot rodders now.

Even Oldsmobile had a production Hemi loaded in the chamber, ready to fire.

The oil Embargo sucked the major one, it was and is a catastrophe.

Deberg_1990
05-23-2008, 04:00 PM
I hate BIG gas tank.

TEX
05-23-2008, 04:01 PM
Filled my gas tank today and went over the hundred dollar mark for the first time. $105.58.

The crazy thing is the price will continue to rise.

Anyone else here old enough to remember when the gallon counter on the pump spun around faster than the dollar counter?

Yep. When I started driving gas was 76 cents a gallon. Anyway, no reason for it. Supply and demand are about the same as they were last year - yet price is up some 25%. :hmmm:

It's all bull$hit anyway. Why should anyone having to do with the oil industry change a thing? There is absolutely no incentive for them to not make record profits. The whole time the government bitches, in the face of an election, yet they take in 60 cents a gallon for doing absolutely nothing.

Guru
05-23-2008, 04:03 PM
Yep. When I started driving gas was 76 cents a gallon. Anyway, no reason for it. Supply and demand are about the same as they were last year - yet price is up some 25%. :hmmm:

It's all bull$hit anyway. Why should anyone having to do with the oil industry change a thing? There is absolutely no incentive for them to not make record profits. The whole time the government bitches, in the face of an election, yet they take in 60 cents a gallon for doing absolutely nothing.

Those idiot politicians would be doing everyone a favor to just butt out and let the economy repair itself like it always does.

Micjones
05-23-2008, 04:05 PM
Gas has almost quadrupled in 10 years.
Sad...

Baconeater
05-23-2008, 04:05 PM
You think the 73 Oil Embargo was a good thing?:cuss::cuss:

Do you realize it meant the end of the muscle car era?:#

Did you know that Chrysler had a "ball stud" cheaper to produce Hemi, almost completed and ready to release, as their standard big block?
The oil embargo killed it, they would have been a common piece that would be easy to attain, for hot rodders now.

Even Oldsmobile had a production Hemi loaded in the chamber, ready to fire.

The oil Embargo sucked the major one, it was and is a catastrophe.
Are you kidding me? Without it we wouldn't have had the legendary driving machines such as the Pinto and the Chevette.

Guru
05-23-2008, 04:11 PM
Are you kidding me? Without it we wouldn't have had the legendary driving machines such as the Pinto and the Chevette.

Don't for get the Pacer and Gremlin. LMAO

J Diddy
05-23-2008, 04:45 PM
Don't for get the Pacer and Gremlin. LMAO

I used to have a gremlin, oh yeah.

it was a ladies car, fo sure

chasedude
05-23-2008, 05:05 PM
Don't for get the Pacer and Gremlin. LMAO

Party Time!!! Excellent! LMAO

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/04/04/automobiles/04amc.garth.jpg

stumppy
05-23-2008, 05:33 PM
You think the 73 Oil Embargo was a good thing?:cuss::cuss:

Do you realize it meant the end of the muscle car era?:#

Did you know that Chrysler had a "ball stud" cheaper to produce Hemi, almost completed and ready to release, as their standard big block?
The oil embargo killed it, they would have been a common piece that would be easy to attain, for hot rodders now.

Even Oldsmobile had a production Hemi loaded in the chamber, ready to fire.

The oil Embargo sucked the major one, it was and is a catastrophe.


Excuse me now while I go have a good cry.

Thig Lyfe
05-23-2008, 05:57 PM
My Segway pays for itself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joie
05-23-2008, 06:19 PM
Gas has almost quadrupled in 10 years.
Sad...

It HAS quadrupled, plus some! My friends and I went on a road trip shortly after graduation (I graduated in 1997), and we spent $0.75 a gallon at the cheapest and $0.80 at the highest. Gas is now $3.77 at the QuikTrip down the street. The same road trip would cost us 5x more in gas money today. There's no way we could have afforded that.

Ari Chi3fs
05-23-2008, 06:35 PM
My tank was filled for over $50 earlier this week. first time ever. I cussed the name of Bush, very loudly and a republican looked at me oddly.

tmax63
05-23-2008, 07:27 PM
And don't forget the mighty muscle car and chick-magnet, the Chevy Chevette. I remember 28.8 back around 1970 give or take a few years. 5 gallon can for a dollar. Of course that was back when farmers had fuel barrels and if you were running out of gas going home after a night on the town, you could stop, put 3-4 gallons in the tank and leave a buck in the nozzle without getting shot.

DJJasonp
05-23-2008, 09:12 PM
my debit card cut me off at 99 dollars this morning....so I was about 90% full.

I paid 3.93 at costco here in san diego....but the Mobil down the street is $4.21....the cheapest non-costco in the area is $4.07 that I saw today.

Let the bleeding continue.....

Sam Hall
05-23-2008, 09:53 PM
On one hand, I'm paying less per week than most people because I have a Chevy Aveo. However, I'm in college, so I don't have the money to deal with the high prices. It would've cost $10 to fill my tank pre-9/11.

BWillie
05-23-2008, 10:10 PM
Can't even pump your own gas in Oregon. They should charge more for the state making them sit in their car while someone pumps it

BWillie
05-23-2008, 10:12 PM
My tank was filled for over $50 earlier this week. first time ever. I cussed the name of Bush, very loudly and a republican looked at me oddly.

Yeah, it's Bush's fault. I fault president Bush almost ZERO for the economy. He's done nothing to hinder it. I fault him for being a dumbass on foreign policy yes, but not on the economy. Rising gas prices and cylical effects from the economy is what is hindering it. Everybody does realize that even at the US dollar rate that gas is still the cheapest in America compared to almost any other country right? I know we bitch about it, and it is ridiculous but it's like 8 bucks a gallon in Britain.

Deberg_1990
05-23-2008, 10:16 PM
Everybody does realize that even at the US dollar rate that gas is still the cheapest in America compared to almost any other country right? I know we bitch about it, and it is ridiculous but it's like 8 bucks a gallon in Britain.

American culture is also alot different than European cultures. We drive alot more on average. Longer commutes and we dont like to rely on public transportation as much.

But that may change if this trend continues.

America loves the Automobile.

BWillie
05-23-2008, 10:18 PM
American culture is also alot different that European cultures. We drive alot more on average. Longer commutes and we dont like to rely on public transportation as much.

But that may change if this trend continues.

American loves the Automobile.

You are right, European cultures are a little more compact and they like to walk more. Fu*k that. My job depends on stupid people driving SUV's 30 miles to work and running a red lights putting some old lady in a wheel chair. I've given up on gas prices, we need to have the govt invest in technology to make all cars at least 50 mpg.

Simply Red
05-23-2008, 10:26 PM
I don't understand the rational to come up with a law like that. Unless it was written in the 70's during the embargo.

GD!

Let me write that down!

history buffs!:shake:

Joie
05-23-2008, 10:40 PM
I recall when my Dad would put $5 or $10 in the tank and it would last for days.

I also remember paying for gas with the change we found in the car in high school. Today's high school kids can't do that....well, not efficiently.

Ugly Duck
05-23-2008, 10:47 PM
Just paid $70 to fill up my Volvo XC70 at $4.34 per.

Heck.... I can remember paying 25 cents per gallon. $70 was a weeks pay back then & I just put that much into my gas tank.

Skip Towne
05-23-2008, 10:50 PM
I recall when my Dad would put $5 or $10 in the tank and it would last for days.

I also remember paying for gas with the change we found in the car in high school. Today's high school kids can't do that....well, not efficiently.

Gas was about .25 per gallon when I was in high school. We could " ride around" all night for $3.

Joie
05-23-2008, 10:55 PM
Gas was about .25 per gallon when I was in high school. We could " ride around" all night for $3.

It was about $0.75 per gallon the year I graduated. So it tripled from the time you were in high school until I was (1997 graduate) and has quintupled since I graduated.

Joie
05-23-2008, 10:55 PM
In fairness though, the year I graduated gas prices were falling dramatically. I miss that :(

Skip Towne
05-23-2008, 11:01 PM
It was about $0.75 per gallon the year I graduated. So it tripled from the time you were in high school until I was (1997 graduate) and has quintupled since I graduated.

That's about right. Oil stayed at the $10 per barrel mark for a hell of a long time. And has just exploded in the last 10 years.

Discuss Thrower
05-23-2008, 11:24 PM
I remember looking out the backseat window as a little kid and seeing $.87. When I first started driving in 2004 it averaged $2.00.. If that.

Joie
05-23-2008, 11:40 PM
I remember looking out the backseat window as a little kid and seeing $.87. When I first started driving in 2004 it averaged $2.00.. If that.

$2.00 in 2004 sounds just a touch high....I'm thinking closer to $1.50. I spent the first third of that year commuting between Iowa and KC before finally moving down here to live w/ Aces. A year later we moved 40 miles closer to his job in anticipation of gas jumping from just under $2.00 a gallon to god forbid....$2.25!!

PastorMikH
05-24-2008, 12:22 AM
You think the 73 Oil Embargo was a good thing?:cuss::cuss:

Do you realize it meant the end of the muscle car era?:#

Did you know that Chrysler had a "ball stud" cheaper to produce Hemi, almost completed and ready to release, as their standard big block?
The oil embargo killed it, they would have been a common piece that would be easy to attain, for hot rodders now.

Even Oldsmobile had a production Hemi loaded in the chamber, ready to fire.

The oil Embargo sucked the major one, it was and is a catastrophe.



I'd never thought about that. The oil embargo also saved us from more MOPAR junk hitting the streets.

:D

PastorMikH
05-24-2008, 12:23 AM
Gas was about .25 per gallon when I was in high school. We could " ride around" all night for $3.




Gone are the days of digging through the sofa for enough change to buy gas to go cruising with all night.

PastorMikH
05-24-2008, 12:27 AM
That's about right. Oil stayed at the $10 per barrel mark for a hell of a long time. And has just exploded in the last 10 years.



I remember back in the early 80s when OPEC dropped their price to the point that the american companies quit producing because they couldn't pump it for profit anymore.

RedNeckRaider
05-24-2008, 12:27 AM
Gone are the days of digging through the sofa for enough change to buy gas to go cruising with all night.
So say you non drinkers! heck after a night out and a power nap on the sofa there is subject to be a 4 or 5 bucks worth of change!

Discuss Thrower
05-24-2008, 12:43 AM
$2.00 in 2004 sounds just a touch high....I'm thinking closer to $1.50. I spent the first third of that year commuting between Iowa and KC before finally moving down here to live w/ Aces. A year later we moved 40 miles closer to his job in anticipation of gas jumping from just under $2.00 a gallon to god forbid....$2.25!!

I remember going to Kentucky and most of the stations posting around $2.20 for unleaded...


But looking at Gasbuddy I seem to be very off. September 2004 gas was roughly $1.60... Gas has doubled in the span of my 3+ years of driving..

Rausch
05-24-2008, 12:57 AM
Last time I got gas I spent $25 and it didn't hit full.

I drive a ****ing 10 gallon Honda. A ****ING HONDA!

sportsman1
05-24-2008, 01:02 AM
$65 nets me a full tank in the Five Hundred. $53 is my usual fill up at a quarter tank.

penguinz
05-24-2008, 06:37 AM
Filled my gas tank today and went over the hundred dollar mark for the first time. $105.58.

The crazy thing is the price will continue to rise.

Anyone else here old enough to remember when the gallon counter on the pump spun around faster than the dollar counter?I am not old (33) and I remember when I got my license I could fill my tank and buy a snack and drink with a $10 bill. Gas was $0.75 when I started driving.

plbrdude
05-24-2008, 08:38 AM
can't wait for it to get in the $7-10 range. my truck(gas) was near 1/4 tank and i dropped about 6 gallon diesel in my trencher and wrote a check for $118. if it keeps up i don't know how the average middle class person will be able to afford to get to work.

Saulbadguy
05-24-2008, 08:48 AM
if it keeps up i don't know how the average middle class person will be able to afford to get to work.

The same way we always get to work - we drive.

If I were to only eat dinner out once a week, or cut my premium channels out of my cable package, or not buy a video game that I want - well, you get the idea. It's still pretty easy to afford gas at this price.

Fairplay
05-24-2008, 08:51 AM
Gone are the days of digging through the sofa for enough change to buy gas to go cruising with all night.

Now you get a drill and an empty bucket then drain someone who has a full tank of gas.

Then cruise all night.

Baconeater
05-24-2008, 08:55 AM
The same way we always get to work - we drive.

If I were to only eat dinner out once a week, or cut my premium channels out of my cable package, or not buy a video game that I want - well, you get the idea. It's still pretty easy to afford gas at this price.

Yep, I bet most people still spend more on going out to lunch than what they spend on gas to get to work.

Saulbadguy
05-24-2008, 09:28 AM
Yep, I bet most people still spend more on going out to lunch than what they spend on gas to get to work.

There is a guy at my work who eats out every single day. I've never, ever seen him go home, or pack his lunch. Granted he's only worked here a little less than a year, but at around 6-8 bucks a day, eating out gets expensive. Good thing i've never heard him bitch about gas prices, otherwise i'd let him have it. :evil:

Kerberos
05-24-2008, 09:38 AM
Anyone else here old enough to remember when the gallon counter on the pump spun around faster than the dollar counter?

I remember .79 a gallon when I first started driving and then gas jumped to $1.25 overnight around 1981 or so and DAMN you would have thought the world was coming to an end people bitched a moaned about $1.25 for a gallon of gas. It went back down under a buck somewhere after that but never went lower than 98.9 cents a gallon here and has been climbing ever since.

I bet OLD Farts like skip remember when it was even cheaper. ;)

whoman69
05-24-2008, 09:38 AM
If this keeps up I might have to spend more than $25 for two weeks of gas. OMG:banghead::cuss:nlm

Kerberos
05-24-2008, 09:43 AM
I remember .79 a gallon when I first started driving and then gas jumped to $1.25 overnight around 1981 or so and DAMN you would have thought the world was coming to an end people bitched a moaned about $1.25 for a gallon of gas. It went back down under a buck somewhere after that but never went lower than 98.9 cents a gallon here and has been climbing ever since.

I bet OLD Farts like skip remember when it was even cheaper. ;)



BTW I have a 40 gallon tank on my suburban and if I let it go empty you can do the math. :banghead: :cuss: (It's all Dongers fault)

Calcountry
05-24-2008, 11:29 AM
Filled my gas tank today and went over the hundred dollar mark for the first time. $105.58.

The crazy thing is the price will continue to rise.

Anyone else here old enough to remember when the gallon counter on the pump spun around faster than the dollar counter?For sure. I remember analog pumps. We use to complain that the penny wheel spun so fast that it pinged every time it caught the dime wheel.

Calcountry
05-24-2008, 11:30 AM
THat's my thought too. I live in CA and still have yet to crest $50, but it's been $4 gas for a while here.You don't drive a Suburban, simple.

MOhillbilly
05-24-2008, 11:58 AM
i probably havent paid a hundred dollars in petrol in the last year.
company cars are :thumb:

Joie
05-24-2008, 01:51 PM
The same way we always get to work - we drive.

If I were to only eat dinner out once a week, or cut my premium channels out of my cable package, or not buy a video game that I want - well, you get the idea. It's still pretty easy to afford gas at this price.

Okay....What about people who can't afford the premium channels now? That eat out almost never because it's too damn expensive? That don't even own a video game console because they can't drop that kind of money?

Got a solution for them?

Baconeater
05-24-2008, 01:56 PM
Okay....What about people who can't afford the premium channels now? That eat out almost never because it's too damn expensive? That don't even own a video game console because they can't drop that kind of money?

Got a solution for them?

Stop buying food? :shrug:

Donger
05-24-2008, 01:56 PM
Okay....What about people who can't afford the premium channels now? That eat out almost never because it's too damn expensive? That don't even own a video game console because they can't drop that kind of money?

Got a solution for them?

The world needs ditch-diggers, too.

MOhillbilly
05-24-2008, 02:06 PM
The world needs ditch-diggers, too.

somebodys gotta flip my burger.

Sure-Oz
05-24-2008, 02:21 PM
Spent $55.01 today and filled up 14.6 gallons, the highest ive spent on gas yet

Frazod
05-24-2008, 02:31 PM
Unless I'm going a major road trip, I now just fill the car to half a tank. Makes me feel a bit better seeing the end cost in the $30 range instead of the $60 range. Plus, if I'm just driving around town, I get better gas mileage not hauling the extra half tank of gas around.

Skip Towne
05-24-2008, 02:31 PM
The world needs ditch-diggers, too.

My brother is a ditch digger. And a millionaire. 15 employees and multiple back hoes and boring machines. He'd probably make fun of you.

Joie
05-24-2008, 02:35 PM
somebodys gotta flip my burger.

They already do. That's how they're making $6 an hour.

Donger
05-24-2008, 02:52 PM
My brother is a ditch digger. And a millionaire. 15 employees and multiple back hoes and boring machines. He'd probably make fun of you.

Good for him. But, do you really think I would care?

BWillie
05-24-2008, 02:58 PM
can't wait for it to get in the $7-10 range. my truck(gas) was near 1/4 tank and i dropped about 6 gallon diesel in my trencher and wrote a check for $118. if it keeps up i don't know how the average middle class person will be able to afford to get to work.

No kidding. It costs me about 8 dollars a day to go to and from work. That is $185 dollars a month. They offered me a chance to go "virtual" and work from home. I might as well do it, it'd be like getting a $2200 raise a year.

MOhillbilly
05-24-2008, 03:04 PM
Good for him. But, do you really think I would care?


you care about everybody elses stupid shit.

Programmer
05-24-2008, 03:08 PM
Orlando Florida, December 2001 gas was less than a dollar a gallon.

Donger
05-24-2008, 03:30 PM
you care about everybody elses stupid shit.

No more than I care about any random zoo exhibit.

MOhillbilly
05-24-2008, 04:50 PM
No more than I care about any random zoo exhibit.
whatever you love the great apes.