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WickedSmaat wrote:Guess who lives in St. Cloud, MN?
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Madison wrote:Paid $3.08 a gallon tonight. Actually down 11 cents from a couple of weeks ago. The world must be coming to an end.
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
-- George Bernard Shaw
SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:Madison wrote:Paid $3.08 a gallon tonight. Actually down 11 cents from a couple of weeks ago. The world must be coming to an end.
Nah ... it's just big oil companies and big government sticking it to us again. Everyone acts like it's one or the other when it's really both of them in bed together with the crooked politicians getting the campaign contributions and big oil getting big tax breaks and huge incentives."The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
-- George Bernard Shaw
A man eats two eggs each morning for breakfast. When he goes to the
grocery store he pays 60 cents a dozen. Since a dozen eggs won't last a week
he normally buys two dozens at a time.
One day while buying eggs he notices that the price has risen to 72 cents.
The next time he buys groceries, eggs are .76 cents a dozen. When asked to
explain the price of eggs the store owner says, "the price has gone up and I
have to raise my price accordingly".
This store buys 100 dozen eggs a day. I checked around for a better price
and all the distributors have raised their prices. The distributors have
begun to buy from the huge egg farms. The small egg farms have been driven
out of business.
He checked out the huge egg farms and found they were selling 100,000 dozen
eggs to the distributors daily. Nothing had changed but the price of eggs.
This pattern continues until the price of eggs is 2.00 a dozen. The man
says,"there must be something we can do about the price of eggs".
He starts talking to all the people in his town and they decide to stop
buying eggs. This didn't work because everyone needed eggs. Finally, the man
suggested only buying what you need.
He ate 2 eggs a day. On the way home from work he would stop at the grocery
and buy two eggs. Everyone in town started buying 2 or 3 eggs a day.
The grocery store owner began complaining that he had too many eggs in his
cooler. He told the distributor that he didn't need any eggs. Maybe wouldn't
need any all week.
The distributor had eggs piling up at his warehouse. He told the huge egg
farms that he didn't have any room for eggs would not need any for at least
At the egg farm, the chickens just kept on laying eggs.
The distributor told the grocery store owner that he would lower the price
of the eggs if the store would start buying again. The grocery store owner
said, "I don't have room for more eggs. The customers are only buy 2 or 3
eggs at a time".
"Now if you were to drop the price of eggs back down to the original price,
the customers would start buying by the dozen again".
Finally, the egg farmers lowered the price of their eggs. But only a few
The customers still bought 2 or 3 eggs at a time. They said, "when the price
of eggs gets down to where it was before, we will start buying by the
Slowly the price of eggs started dropping. The distributors had to slash
their prices to make room for the eggs coming from the egg farmers. The egg
farmers cut their prices because the distributors wouldn't buy at a higher
price than they were selling eggs for.
Anyway, they had full warehouses and wouldn't need eggs for quite a while.
And them chickens kept on laying.
Eventually, the egg farmers cut their prices because they were throwing away
eggs they couldn't sell.. The distributors started buying again because the
eggs were priced to where the stores could afford to sell them at the lower
And the customers starting buying by the dozen again.
Now, transpose this analogy to the gasoline industry.
What if everyone only bought $10.00 worth of gas each time they pulled to
the pump. The dealers tanks would stay semi full all the time. The dealers
wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the huge tank farms. The tank
farms wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the refining plants. And
the refining plants wouldn't have room for the oil being off loaded from the
huge tankers coming from the Middle East.
Just $10.00 each time you buy gas. Don't fill it up. You may have to stop
for gas twice a week but, the price should come down.
Think about it.
As an added note..When I buy $10.00 worth of gas,that leaves my tank a
little under half full. The way prices are jumping around, you can buy gas
for $2.65 a gallon and then the next morning it can be $2.15. If you have
your tank full of $2.65 gas you don't have room for the $2.15 gas. You might
not understand the economics of only buying two eggs at a time but, you
can't buy cheaper gas if your tank is full of the high priced stuff.
Also, don't buy anything else at the gas station, no cigarettes, no bread,
milk or chewing gum, don't give them any more of your hard earned money than
what you spend on gas, until the prices come down.. Oh, some folks may not
see this message. Can you afford to print 10 at a time and pass them out
where you buy gas? If you can afford more, you may think of putting them on
windshields at the mall.
Fireball Express wrote:If you're mad at the energy companies for record profits you must be pissed as heck that Starbucks is also recording high profits.
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