Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The High Price of Gas

The price of gas has been increasing the number of drive-offs without paying at my local gas station. First they converted the farthest pumps to prepay or prepay after dark. Then today, there was a young man recording the state and license number, manufacturer, make, and color of every car that stopped for gas; he said it was to prevent drive-offs. I don't see him there all the time, so the gas station must have figured out when the highest rate of drive-offs is and scheduled him then. Or maybe it is like police patrols, establishing a presence periodically to remind people to behave. Either way, it has just increased to cost of selling gas for this station.

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