14 April 2008

Getting Robbed at the Gas Station

High gas prices these days are really driving me nuts. Every time I go to the pump I ponder the greediness of the gasoline executives (I ususally stop daydreaming when the gas spills out of my car and soaks into my shoes. Not recommended) and finally it hit me like pistol in the back of the head. Are you ready for the secret: The gas people don't know how to count! I don't know if you noticed this or not, but gas prices go 3 digits past the decimal! HA! Those sneaky gas people have been insidiously deceiving us for years, maybe even decades. But not me! I don't know why no one has figured this out yet. Can you imagine if other businesses tried the same no-good, dirty technique? I can see it now, "Take a Penny, Leave a Penny" would be replaced by "Take a Shard of a Penny, Leave a Shard of a Penny." Or imagine this conversation taking place:
Grocer: "That will be $30.284"
David: ".....Ummm.... Do you take credit?"
Grocer: "No, cash only."
David: "......Ummmmm...... Do you have change for a $.01?"
It's outrageous, and I think the solution is walking and bicycles.

2 comments:

justpulse said...

Amen. Though it would probably take me 4 or 5 hours to walk to work. Maybe more...

Emily said...

I guess I won't complain about my monthly metrocard going up in price.