|Re: An observation from today's roamings
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Author: DandyDan Date: Mar 6, 2008 22:35
> Something I noted today and am wondering if a trend is developing. I
> reached the refuel point on my car (essentially when the needle
> reaches 3/4 of a tank) and pulled into a gas station along the way.
> Had to go in to get the receipt and there were signs on the door
> saying to the effect that the station would be closing permanently on
> March 10.
> No biggie to me, but further on in my morning travels, I noted another
> station whose price (US$3.09) hadn't changed in weeks. Something
> caught my eye on one pump (the bright red bag over the handle) and
> looking at the others that I could see from the intersection (stopped
> at a red light) they all were similarly covered.
> Gave me pause to think (yeah, I know that's a strange concept...), is
> selling gasoline becomming so unprofitable and/or a pain in the ass
> that people are getting out of the business? The second station did
> appear as if the C-store was still open, but I don't think they are
> selling gas. �
> "You can fool some of the people all the time,
> �and those are the ones you want to
> �concentrate on."
> � � � � � � --President George W. Bush
I've noticed the bags over the handle thing as well at the place I
used to get gas recently as well, but somehow, the associated
convenience store stays open, which makes me wonder what people go
there for. (Then again, its next to a high school and they probably
draw the kids cheating class.) I've also seen some gas stations
close as well, but they were usually of the ones with 4 to 8 pumps.
If they have lots of pumps, they are open.