May 16, 2007
There has been a great deal written about the supposed Gas Boycott to be held on Tuesday May 15, 2007.
Maybe the whole concept it backwards. I will look this up later, but maybe instead of boycotting gas, something our cars need, on a certain day, maybe we change the way that we consume gas. This will have a longer and more clear message and effect on the pricing.
But another thing. I need to figure out how much a gas station, and in turn the oil company, makes on non-gas purchases. I am guilty of stopping in Speedway for a hot dog or two, a coffee and a Hershey Bar.
I wonder if everyone stopped shopping at the gas station stores, if this might not send a more clear message. Maybe we can all make coffee at home, or buy snacks at a grocery store instead. I know my kids love the freedom that you get when you can pickup any snack you want...but if I am giving them $30 to fill up my little Chevy Prizm, do I really want to give them an additional $6 for coffee and a few snacks?
Food for thought.
P.S. BP now has this ad campaign saying they are a fun place to get gas...dude, the fumes must be pretty bad in that Marketing Department.This entry was posted in the following categories: Completely Off Topic!