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    Angry Pumping Gas

    Notice now how hard it is to stop the pump at a given amount say like 30.00 even anymore.

    Just a tiny squeeze on the handle and those numbers jump like so fast you can't see them.

    Stopped this morning being in a hurry and pumped only 30. and realized I had just got about a 1/4 of a tank. WTFudge is that all about?

    Rick

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    I have a small Toyota Tacoma and it cost me $57 last week for a fill.


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    Tell me Dave, how did you get it to stop exactly at the 57.00

    I could see maybe 57.03 but 57.00 even.

    rick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Tell me Dave, how did you get it to stop exactly at the 57.00

    I could see maybe 57.03 but 57.00 even.

    rick
    You get good at it when your running out of money!


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    I'm going to have to siphon the gas out of my dead Explorer and into the new vehicle. No way I'm letting that liquid gold get towed away with the car.


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    I was at the gas station last week. Told the cashier " $15 on the red ford 150", she had that " Are you kidding" look. Then I told her " It's for the gas can, I'm going to cut the grass". Sad thing was it did not even fill up the can.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    I got the wife a new set of hand grass clipers for her birthday. boy she can move with the new ones. L.O.L.

    Best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    I got the wife a new set of hand grass clipers for her birthday. boy she can move with the new ones. L.O.L.

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    Ron
    One way to get her on her hands and knees


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    Well hate too pass the buck but its an additional 15 bucks per inspection. Filled the ford up yesterday, 85 dollars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    I got the wife a new set of hand grass clipers for her birthday. boy she can move with the new ones. L.O.L.

    Best

    Ron
    We hope you can move even quicker or she may cut away your manhood for being such a great husband thinking of her like that.

    Did I ever mention the new deer rifle I bought my wife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    Well hate too pass the buck but its an additional 15 bucks per inspection. Filled the ford up yesterday, 85 dollars.
    Matthew, I can't blame you a bit for raising fees to cover the gas expense but in my opinion you should not pass this bit of information on to your customers. I've learn over the years if I mention something as such they feel "penalized" for using your services.

    Just add it on and don't mention it is my advice.

    Your mileage may vary.

    rick


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    Heard this other day. I think you all can appreciate this one!


    "I went into the gas station today and
    asked for five dollars worth of gas.

    The clerk farted and gave me a receipt."


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    I just got this chart, (if I can figure out how to upload it)

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    We are just back in "The good old days", circa the Great Depression:



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    You've seen the past, now here's the future:










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    Ok just wha are you trying to say?

    We need more gas ?

    I went out on the harley at 9:00 AM To ride in a parade. hook up with the redwood hog chapter. We then stop to get gas.
    I have a 5 gal tank it cost almost $ 20.00 to fill it up. I may start doing inspection with.

    Ron


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    I have a 1972 FLH HD. It seems to get better mileage than the newer bikes. When riding with the newer bikes they need to stop for gas more often than I do.....or they may just need a break!....the young ones seem to have a softer behind than I do. My butt gets numb from the vibration in the first 100 miles so I'm good to go after that. I usually stop to add oil before I need gas.


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    I saw a 1972 FLH In a mag. that had been fix up and blue. that was one of the best looking bike i have ever look at. The exhaust has a richer smell raw gas and oil. Old schoool.

    Ride safe.

    Ron


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    Mine is 1968 Thunderbird green.....with drag pipes....NC redneck...yes sir!!

    But seriously I had been riding since 1970....bought a 1962 pan head police bike...number 69...had a foot clutch and a hand shift. Had a hole in the front fender for the siren to run on the wheel. Dad let me skip school when I was 16 to go buy it. Dad died last Monday...this brings back good memories....thanks


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    Hey james im with ya brother. I got FLHSTC 2002 2 Days after my dad hit 92. he has past on to be with the LORD now. But everytime i get on my bike he rides with me. He had his first bike back in the 1930.

    Bible vers for the day.
    To be absent From the Harley,
    Is to be present with the Lord!

    Ron
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    Dad was 78......peace...


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    I test drove cars to replace my wife's aging Pontiac Sunfire.

    #1 requirement: MUST get over 30 mpg.

    We will be buying a Civic. So yes, I will be inspecting houses in a Civic soon.


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    My Nissan Frontier Pickup gets 25 MPG +/-. Good little truck....check it out. Average gas cost for a inspection $8.00.


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    John G.

    Looking at your chart.

    Our gas would be ( soon to be ) $6 to $7.00 a gallon if the taxes were 70 to 80% of the Pump price.


    Michael,

    Your Production & Consumption Chart accurately reflects Exxon / Mobile's statement they were not projecting nor were they interested in increasing production but would focus on ( squeezing us ) returns for their shareholders.

    It Might have Choked Artie But it ain't gone'a choke Stymie! Our Gang " The Pooch " (1932)
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    Filled the motor home up after camping last time - $235.

    It's just going to get higher. Glad we don't have one of those 45 foot diesel ones. Gulp!

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    A lot of this latest run up in price is on speculation of future demand (and of course our sinking dollar). In reality the actual worldwide consumption has only gone up a small amount. So, there is a chance this is all a bubble of sorts that will burst at some point.

    I've listened to fairly lengthy radio talk with a few different economists. Of course nobody has a crystal ball but some of these guys say they wouldn't be surprised to see a 30% drop in crude at some point. Of course, their next breath is them saying it could just keep going up.


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