Thursday, March 13, 2008

Starting Off

Hey there. Post #1. Hope to start this off right and show the world what kind of shit goes through my mind. It's funny how things and ideas just pop into your head. Whether it be driving, walking, or working, a random thought crosses your mind and makes you wonder. Other times, it's just a sign you see or something you hear. I'm going to be discussing those thoughts here and hope that everyone else voices their opinions. I want to know who out there shares my views and who does not. Am I really in tune with other people or am I way out there? Looks like we'll find out soon. Not like it matters, but curiosity always gets the best of me.

I was driving home the other day, and as we passed by a gas station, it hit me... Why the hell would anyone sell gas where the price ends in "9/10"ths of a cent??? I mentioned it to my wife to see what she thought and she quipped that long ago, people would dig through their pockets for a "9/10"ths coin. I laughed. I thought it was funny, then I thought about the Simpsons where that one gas station was a "discount" gas station selling gas ending in "8/10"ths of a cent... lol But, really it made me wonder why the gas companies would end their prices with that. They are thieves as it is, with gas hitting close to $4 a gallon, I don't wanna pay the bastards more than I have to. I don't want to round up my last cent to pay them more. They make millions, if not billions already. I read online (can't remember where) that gas companies do that because that extra "1/10"th per gallon generates an "extra" $140 Million a year. $140 Million!!! And then the government bitches about why the economy is slow and us American's don't buy shit. We kill all our money on gas! If they stepped in and regulated gas prices, then maybe I'd have the money to go out there and buy a PS3 or whatever. Until then, I'll be handling Guitar Hero III on my old PS2. Later!

1 comment:

  1. I remember that simpsons episode! I actually saw the rerun of it quite recently, and to be honest, I'm not even a simpsons fan. Remember the sign though, lol. I bet 9/10 coins went out because everyone just saved them in jars at home for "rainy days" until the government stopped making them, and the were snuffed from circulation due to the introduction of the mighty penny. umm. yeah.


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