10 April 2005

It just feels good . . .

So I usually say "Damn, George W. Bush!" when I go to the gas station and pay outrageous amounts of money for oil. I know it's not really his fault, but it just feels good to say it. Now after reading this that was sent to me via e-mail, I realize how unfair this is. I realize that I should take all of these other opportunities to say it, too.

(Note: Evian is good water. And it comes from Evian-les-Bains, a town in the French Alps. And it says it on the bottle . . . so what is this e-mail forward author talking about?)

Just a little humor to help ease the pain of your next trip to the pump... 

    Compare with Gasoline......

Think a gallon of gas is expensive?

This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective.

 Diet Snapple   16 oz $1.29 ....... $10.32 per gallon 
 Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ...........$9.52 per gallon 
 Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon 
 Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 .......... $10.00 per gallon
 Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ........... $33.60 per gallon
 Vick's Nyquil  6 oz $8.35 .... $178.13 per gallon 
 Pepto Bismol  4 oz $3.85 ... $123.20 per gallon 
Whiteout  7 oz $1.39 ........ . $25.42 per gallon 
 Scope   1.5 oz $0.99 .....$84.48 per gallon

                                   And this is the REAL KICKER...

Evian water 9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?!  $21.19 for WATER - and the buyers don't even know the source.   (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, or God forbid, Pepto Bismol or Nyquil.

Author Unknown . . . from an e-mail forward


Gwynefere said...

Wow! That puts in perspective. It does hurt to fill up the tank these days. $38.10 is what it cost me the other day to fill up my car! I'd love nothing more than to curse Bush's name but I too know it's not his fault.

At the same time I also know that we pay less for gas than any other country so I shouldn't whine. However, we also rely on our personal mode of transportation far more than any other country! I can't really get very far from where I live in podunk!

(BTW, I don't know why they couldn't find the locale on the bottle of Evian too! It's quite obvious!)

LARouse said...

Try spending about $57 each time you pump gas into your 2-door, stick-shift Clio.

Thanks for offering a perspective.

However, I thought you were going to say that your realized that we don't have the right to "damn" anything or anyone. Though Bush and a few other people who I believe "have it all wrong" can definitely be a mad temptation. :)

Love you!

Ciona said...

Yeah, yeah . . . you're right, Lanecia! Thanks for the moral reminder . . . yada, yada, yada!