Jump to content

Fill Up or Philip


Candyman
 Share

This topic is 5986 days old and is no longer open for new replies.  Replies are automatically disabled after two years of inactivity.  Please create a new topic instead of posting here.  

Recommended Posts

I was having second thoughts about driving up to NYC this weekend then I got a call from the guy I'm seeing. He asked if the gas was going to stop me from coming up and if it is I'll lower my fee for you. Knowing the NYC rates how could I pass that up :9 On BTW when I went out this AM in Philly gas was $2.93 in my area x(

 

When in doubt I whip it out :+

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was having second thoughts about driving up to NYC this weekend then I got a call from the guy I'm seeing. He asked if the gas was going to stop me from coming up and if it is I'll lower my fee for you. Knowing the NYC rates how could I pass that up :9 On BTW when I went out this AM in Philly gas was $2.93 in my area x(

 

When in doubt I whip it out :+

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know you both are being silly here-but there is a serious side to this.

If you are on a budget this will be a hardship.And people will start cancelling weekend(or longer)trips which will cause a downturn in hospitality jobs which will cause shrinkage in the retail and housing markets and on and on.....

There will be a point when folks will say enough!Get ready for the revolution!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know you both are being silly here-but there is a serious side to this.

If you are on a budget this will be a hardship.And people will start cancelling weekend(or longer)trips which will cause a downturn in hospitality jobs which will cause shrinkage in the retail and housing markets and on and on.....

There will be a point when folks will say enough!Get ready for the revolution!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest ReturnOfS

$2.93/ gallon? Thats cheap compared to here in the DC area where gas is $3.71/gallow. If a station down here was selling gas for $2.93/gallon it'll probably be out of gas within 3 hours. I've actually gone to three gas stations where they were out of gas.

 

Maybe I should go to Philly this weekend.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest ReturnOfS

$2.93/ gallon? Thats cheap compared to here in the DC area where gas is $3.71/gallow. If a station down here was selling gas for $2.93/gallon it'll probably be out of gas within 3 hours. I've actually gone to three gas stations where they were out of gas.

 

Maybe I should go to Philly this weekend.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

not to downplay the price of gas but europe has had prices like these for decades (mostly high because of taxes) and the sky hasn't fallen. it has caused them to drive fuel efficient cars, use public transportation, build cities denser for public transportation, etc. from an environmental point of view, the high prices may not be a "bad" thing. that said, coming all at once and not gradually will make it harder.

 

people will spend money on what they want; a pack a day smoker will have to decide: can i cut out a pack a week (about a 15% cut) or do i cut my driving or do i get a fuel efficient car?; do i insulate my house?; in the summer does my house remain at 68 degrees or do i up it to 70 degrees?

 

people where i live think nothing of driving 15 miles to a favorite resturant; will they now stay closer to home? my business partner likes it cold in the summer and the temperature is kept at about 65 degrees; will he now raise the thermostat?

 

the enviromentalists should be in heaven as finally prices will make people conserve. as prices go up on anything, people will use less.

 

yes, lives will have to change and the poor will have a harder time than the rich in making choices but it has always been that way. even when fuel was "cheep" in most cities it was the poor who rode the bus, who had old houses that need insulation in the winter, who had no air conditioning and needed help with fans in the summer, etc. society will need to make sure that the poor are helped with transportation, heat in the winter, etc. the rest of us will adjust our behavior to accomodate the prices of oil.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

>$2.93/ gallon? Thats cheap compared to here in the DC area

>where gas is $3.71/gallow.

 

Never thought I'd see a time when gas in LA is cheaper than the rest of the country!

 

I paid $3.02/gallon this afternoon. Even premium was only 3.49.

 

It's just friggin' spinning out of control.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

$3.89 as of last night in Westchester.......aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhha !!!

 

Still I spent the night with a few friends, driving around and bullshitting since one of them is moving away...why is it that the guy with the least money always ends up driving ? perhaps cause Im the only sober one :-) :-)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

People here and else where keep bitching about the price of gas and I just laugh at them. Ya what happend down south and the shut down of the refineries and the war in Iraq has had an impact on gas prices but they have slowly been going up for quite sometime now. Another reason why they have been going up is because some of you fools bought those stupid suv's. Really come on now do you really need a car that gets 15 miles to the gallon on the freeway? What are you trying to prove driving those pieces of crap? Those of you who are driving the suv's oh and the trucks that don't need them and I will go out on a limb and say 99% of the people who drive them don't need them. Quit your bitching and get a fuel efficent car, use public transportation, move to the city or move closer to work. Makes sence doesn't it? So quit your fucking bitching! Ok I have said my peace. Have a good holiday weekend.

 

Hugs,

Greg

P.S. For the record I walk to work and live in the city so no real need for a car.

Greg Seattle Wa [email protected]

http://www.male4malescorts.com/reviews/gregseattle.html

http://seaboy4hire.tripod.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really? Perhaps housing prices in your area are low enough to allow someone with a family to buy a house withing walking distance of work or one that has readily available public transportation. That is not the case in the DC area, as houses 50 to 60 miles away cost 350,000 and more. And since they are so far away there is little or no public transportation. Way too far to walk or bike, but then again, no need to have a suv.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

>Makes sence doesn't it?

 

Yep, if you can do it. Many can't.

 

I know many military personnel stationed in DC that don't have a choice where they work. Their pay isn't that great, and the cost of housing is astronomical. Many of them have a 75 mile commute just to find affordable housing for their families.

 

That's just one demographic group. The MDA telethon is currently broadcasting from the Beverly Hilton. Do you think the caiter-waiters working at that hotel can afford to live in Beverly Hills? (And LA's transit system is really mediocre.)

 

Now, with the economical wallop of Katrina looming, gas prices are going to continue to rise and so are prices of everything you buy. Your daily capuccino is going to triple, a loaf of bread will double. Those of us who lived through the oil crisis in the 70's know this is coming.

 

Scoff at it all you like. It is going to affect you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...