Sunday, April 23, 2006

Got Gas?

I do believe Maxine is missing a few. A lot of people are sitting on it. Some people are talking through it.

Unfortuately, most of us are getting something shoved up it!

Who's operating that heavy equipment that's being driven so viciously along the Hershey Highway? Is taking the Cocoa Causeway some kind of short cut? I don't know about you, but I consider the Poop Parkway an exit ramp, not a friggin' expressway. I want Rectal Road closed to that kind of traffic. Sphincter Street should be made one way. Stay away from Anus Avenue too!

Of course, I am referring to the ever-escalating price of gasoline. For the past several weeks I have been filling up on a half a tank. The way it's going, it won't be long before I have to consider topping off at three-quarters of a tank. Just as surely as I am jamming that nozzle into my truck, I'm being assaulted from behind.

I have found a little bit of relief by comparing prices at the pumps of the local service stations near my home. I came across a site that has proven quite handy in this regard. If you are not familiar with the site, you should check it out. Gas Price Watch lets you monitor the price of gasoline in your area. After you've toured the site a bit, it is easy to use. You can enter your zip code or town name and state to get a list of your local gas prices at the various stations. The site will also provide you with a street map of the stations locations.

You can also become a member of the site. The prices are provided by individual drivers who post the prices as they come across them. Signing up allows you to also report the prices you find. I have found differences in gas prices ranging from two cents to nine cents this past week. Last week I found a station 12 cents cheaper than others in my area. Planning a trip out of town to a place unfamiliar to you? Type in the zip code and/or town name and find the cheapest gas there. You can also check out the stations along the route.

In closing, I have to let off some more steam because my ass hole is sore! If they aren't shoving it up our collective asses for one thing, they'll find something else.



Peter said...

And so say all of us even as far away as Oz Mike, we are be ing screwed over by experts.

Shannon akaMonty said...

I keep thinking that the power of the internet is so strong, there HAS to be a way for us to stage an uprising of some sort.

Let's all fill up our cars on monday and then NO ONE buy gas (or candy or cigarettes or cokes or coffee) at a gas station for two whole weeks.
We can carpool.
Wouldn't that be cool? ;)

Cheri said...

Thanks for the link to the Gas Watch. I think the are lying though. Everywhere I go, prices are over $3.09.

I agree, lets revolt...lets strike. We should just pick a day and do it. hee.hee you know me, I love controversy!! XOXO

OldHorsetailSnake said...

In the meantime, sleep on your stomach.

poet said...

$3.09 gallon? in US dollars, hmmm, what does that make our outrageously hiked price of $1.20.9/l? too freaking much i say, cost me $59.00 to fill my tank today, i drive a 1990 ford ranger, manual transmission. city driving, but still outrageous taxes and too high a price. oh cigarettes? $10.00 for a pack of 25 regular, Like players or the like. isn't that insane? dont' get me going on milk, we drink WAY too much of it.

TMelendez said...

WE definitely have to pick a day a9or two) and abstain from going to work... that has to go alone with a day (or two) of every not buying any gas for 2 days... but as long as we keep walking with the stick in our butt.. no one is going to take it out for us.

Im already planning to work from home a day this week a few next.. and do my little 2 cents in bringing demand down, and thus prices... specially when the gas companies have posted record profits for the second quarter in a row....!

right 'pointshaver'??.. how much XOM do you have???

ShooShoo said...

Thanks for the link. Though I'm also wondering about the accuracy, as there are several stations in the area listed at around $2.85, when everything I've been seeing has been $3+ ...I'll have to check out their recommendations and see for myself. ;)