Anecdotal Fuel Story


I went by Wal–Mart for their 3¢ discount on fuel from MurphyUSA. One thing I learned in my Junior Miser training was that if you ever see the truck unloading fuel, you’re gonna be filling your car with more vapor that liquid. When I went to the pump, the supply truck was dumping fuel, so I decided to try something else for a while.
I’ve seen advertisements for the $2.99 Double Cheeseburger Extra Value Meal™ all over [my admittedly not–wildly wealthy or urbane] town. Giving in to market pressures, I decided to clog my arteries even further with the fresh taste of capitalism. And lousy fries. I don’t like McDonalds’ fries. Fodder for another post, I digress.
Standing at the counter, I ask for, “one of them gallon–of–gas meals.”
“Oh, I wish!” replied my teen–aged counter agent.
Then we reminisced of the days back when gasoline was under $3 a gallon.

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  1. Larry says:

    Seems to me there was a point wherein I demonstrated that gas at nearly $5.00 was about what we paid back in the late ’70’s / early ’80’s after being adjusted for inflation. Of course Obombnible’s promise to guarantee no bankruptcy for seniors won’t cause any financial issues by adding more money without benefit of new products.

  2. Mac says:

    $3.88 for a gallon of milk, and we have yet to call out the National Guard. Stuff just costs more now.
    I blame those old people who keep on living.

  3. Larry says:

    I’m an old, , old guy that plans on living as long as, well, as long as God Wills it … high cost of milk or not.

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