So, yesterday, on the way out of town, my wife and I filled up for $3.63 a gallon. That is a stupid high price (I refuse to be conditioned!), but that’s where we are, right? $100 a barrel.
Well, in light of the current situation in the Gulf with hurricane Ike and all, the supply of gas in our area has temporarily been affected. This morning we drove around to a few gas stations and the ones that still had gas left were priced at $3.95/gallon for regular. Thinking it was insane to see the price jump 33 cents overnight just because of a little supply problem, we decided to keep looking. I refused to pay $3.95 a gallon, just on principle.
Well, our trusty Tom Thumb gas stations, as usual, can be relied upon. Out of the two that I went to, one was out of gas, but the other was still priced at $3.63 a gallon. I could have kissed the manager for being honest when others were being greedy.