The price of gas will drop in a week...
... so please, everyone, just calm the f- down.
Gas prices, gas prices, gas prices. It's all I hear about anymore. On the morning news, the evening news, talk radio, Drudge Report, blah blah blah. I'm tired of it.
If you don't like the price of gas, try this: don't buy it.
If you think about it carefully (and honestly), you'll recall you've been hearing about allegedly "rising" gas prices for your entire life. They're not rising - in fact, when charted against Gold, gas prices are largely unchanged since 1945. What you're seeing is the effect of inflation, not a mythical greedy oil cartel.
I read today that a station owner in Texas changed his sign to read that gas now costs "an arm and a leg."
Ha, ha, ha! Hilarious, right? You'll have to be sure to forward that on to everyone you know!
Almost as funny as when another station owner did the same thing back in 2005.
Or when this station owner previously did the same.
The fact is, images like this date back to the beginning of the entire oil industry. Hell, I remember being 10 years old (in the mid 1980's) and hearing the talking head on whatever-channel-it-was brilliantly proclaim that "People are feeling the pinch at the pump!!" (And you fools all bought it back then, too.)
So please, everyone, STFU up about gas prices already. If you can't afford the same amount of gas that you could 10 years ago, it's for other reasons, all of which are probably your own fault.
Oh, and by the way - local market factors cause gas prices to temporarily spike before EVERY holiday weekend. Which means that you'll see a nice 10% drop next week. Not that it matters - I'm sure that you'll forget all about it by the time Labor Day comes around.
Posted by jkhat at May 22, 2008 03:21 PM
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|# May 22nd, 2008 3:27 PM BVBigBro|
|Most of us are paid in dollars, not gold. Hence the complaints. |
|# May 22nd, 2008 3:35 PM james|
|Then maybe people should ask for more dollars. Or perhaps find another job. Because if you can afford less fuel, food, toys, etc, you are making less money.
When I started working full-time in 1997, I eventually learned that my starting salary was about 30% higher than that of many people who had been with the company for 20 years, and who held more "senior" positions that I did. That was largely because people tend to accept a 3% increase in salary as a "raise," when it's nothing more than a cost of living increase, if even that.
A car that cost $7,000 in 1980 costs over $20,000 today. I don't see people bitching about that.
|# May 22nd, 2008 3:48 PM BVBigBro|
|Tell Ford that people aren't bitching about car prices.
I don't need more dollars, I get free gas.
|# May 22nd, 2008 3:50 PM james|
|well now you've gone and done it - 1000's of people are going to apply for your job now. |
|# May 27th, 2008 10:11 AM kris|
|So when are the prices going down? I had to gas up this morning and I have a feeling that I'm going to be a little mad next time I notice the prices ;-(
What's unusual is the big differences in gas prices from station to station around here - this weekend there were $.08 differences.
What kills me is that I even pay attention to it. I never used to because it's not like I wasn't going to buy gas if it got more expensive. Now I feel obliged to notice how expensive it is because people talk about it all of the time.