Gas prices are fluid. Hourly.
We had to stop for gas on the way to the grocery store. We noted one of our frequented gas stations has gas for $1.97. Pssssshhhhh. I’ll take that. Vrrrmmmmm! Up to the gas pump we go. Paid for gas and went on to do our monthly shopping (No sillies, we don’t grocery shop only once a month. We do the main shopping once a month and randomly pick up little stuff. Ah, but I digress.) We took our time; weaving in and out of the shoobs in our grocery store then made our way to the check out. Yes. I said shoobs. We live in the biggest resort city on the eastern seaboard. Shoobs arrive with the warm weather. Big. Fun. Really.
I say the entire outing ran about two hours. We had to pass the same gas station on the way home. Guess what? Gas was now $1.99. (O.o)
Ever since I was a kid, I always noticed gas prices would change first thimg in the morning. This change was late afternoon. How do these stores know when to change the prices. I mean, is there somen pricing God who calls the stores. “Thou shalt change the price of gas” comes the booming voice over the phone. Orrr…there is some magical telegraph machine in the back that comes to life and taps out the new gas price in morse code? Is this why the random mid day change? Orrrr…There is some underground messaging tube connecting all stores where they send carrier moles with the prices on. Ok, maybe that is a bit far fetched in this electronic age. Realistically, how do they know when they run out of the $2.08 gas and now have to sell $1.99 gas? I thought it was all in the same three tanks under the store.
Is there some blind, bearded, old guy in overalls down there? (In some movie you should remember, he says “OH THANK GAWD! ” when he realizes his life as a raft paddling oil hop are now over…yup…there’s another..digressed.) I mean does he tap on the ceiling? BANG BANG..”Price change blitches!” Thn the overly snarky happy register person changes the price. Yea. I’ll go with that. Are there other conspiracies I missed?
What do YOU think?