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Gas prices terrify me

By Tony Hicks
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at 10:05 am in Uncategorized.

Ho-hum, nothing like going to the gas station to get a little fuel. Hum-dee-dum, just filling my tank and looking around, lots of cars going by, the sun is shining and all is, at the very least, Ok with the world … hum-dee-dum …

Beep-beep. Oh, looks like my tank is full … I’ll just put the nozzle back and be on my merry way … hum-dee …

WHATTHE?$#&%$HELLISTHAT%&*!$#NUMBERONTHEPUMP??!!

Oh … 50 dollars. I just spent 50 DOLLARS to fill up my SATURN??!!

That, by the way, is not a Saturn SUV. Nor is it a Saturn big-rig, house boat, RV, or space shuttle. I’m pretty sure Saturn doesn’t make a space shuttle, though maybe they should.

I wonder how long until someone snaps and goes off with a flamethrower at a gas station. I’m definitely not advocating such a course, but it’s inevitable. Keep a sharp eye on your fellow service-station customers. Watch the ones with knotted hair and a crazed look in their eyes.

In the meantime, I’m not driving anywhere I don’t have to. It sucks to be in the service industry this year, with so many people afraid to travel for fear that they’ll go broke. Love hearing those oil company guys up on Capitol Hill, telling us they wish they could lower prices but, gosh darn it, this is just an “up cycle.” I think those guys are the ones who should start watching out for loose cannons with … cannons. Or flamethrowers.

I’m definitely not advocating such a course. I’m just saying …

Picture of gas pump taken by Flickr user rick used under Creative Commons license

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3 Responses to “Gas prices terrify me”

  1. HeyJoe Says:

    My usual cheap gas station is now up to $4.07/gal. And that’s for the stuff with sludge floating in it that will clog your fuel lines.

    I’m shopping around for a horse.

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  3. Marian Says:

    Three years when the prices started inching up up up, I got a Harley to save $$ on gas (and because, well, it’s fun!). I have never regretted it. I get 55-60mph on the highway. It might not be for everyone but it works for me. I have saddlebags and a rack on it and I have a section on my website about what I’m hauling on the Harley (Yes, I do my grocery shopping on it quite successfully).

    I remember when it used to cost me maybe $15-20 to fill up my pickup truck. Now I won’t put any more than $20 in and it might fill it halfway. Disgusting…