I received an interesting email tonight. It got me to thinking: it seems we may have the gas companies running scared.
The email is below:
All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap;
it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are....
You will be really shocked by the last one!!!!
(At least, I was...)
Compared 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 pe r gallon
Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ........ $33.60 per gallon
Vick's Ny quil 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.)
Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap?
So they have you hooked for the ink.
Someone calculated the cost of the ink at................
you won't believe it...................
but it is true.........................
$5,200 a gal. (five thousand two hundred dollars)
So, the next time you're at the pump,
be glad your car doesn't run on
water, Scope, or Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil
or God forbid, Printer Ink!!!!!
And - If you don't pass this along to at least one person, your muffler will fall off!!
Now, for MY perspective:
If you buy the drinks listed here by the pint [ 1 serving] they cost a whole lot more than if you buy em by the 1/2 gallon or 1 gallon sizes. Betcha if you price them by the cost to buy a gallon at the supermarket instead of by the pint at the 7/11 they cost a lot less than the prices listed here.
And, do YOU drink Pepto Bismol or even Gatorade by the gallon? Either one would make you deathly ill. And, drink a gallon of NyQuil and you die.
Cars guzzle gas WAY faster than we can go through those other things, even water [in fact if we took in water at the rate cars drink gas, we'd drown in our own fluids].
Do you buy mouthwash in a 1.5 oz bottle? Neither do I. Chanel #5, maybe -- but not mouthwash. So why is it priced at such a small amount?
And I don't print stuff on my computer every day. Most home users don't. So, since I buy one cartridge at a time, I may well pay something close to the price quoted. Businesses buy in bulk and, bank on it, get their ink at far less than the price listed here. The point is, though, that a few milligrams of printer ink last FAR longer than a gallon of gasoline.
Betcha money some high-up gas exec put this list together [or farmed it out to a lower echelon flunky] to make us feel better about gas prices. Maybe they're hoping to deter some folks from doing the gas-out next Tuesday or even-- **gasp!**-- buying more fuel efficient cars.