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Sweating the Big Stuff
There are two gas stations on this one corner on my way home. One is a Kroger station and one is a Texaco. They are directly across the street from each other.
The Kroger station is usually about the same price or a tiny bit lower than the average price of gas in Houston.
The Texaco is FREAKING EXPENSIVE! I have no clue how they can possibly sell any gas at all!
To put this into perspective, here was the advertised price on August 4th, 2010 at the Kroger station:
In case you can’t see pictures on your current computer, it was $2.41 a gallon.
Here is the sign on the exact same day at the exact same time at the Texaco:
Again, if you can’t see pictures, that says $2.69 a gallon! Yes, $2.69…
28 MORE CENTS A GALLON
(31 cents more if you have a Kroger card). WTF?!
I don’t get it. There were cars at the Texaco. There is always a car or two at the Texaco. WHY? Even if these people hate Kroger, there is a Shell station a block down that is at least 25 cents cheaper a gallon every day.
I don’t get it. I think the people buying that Texaco station’s gas are all stupid. If that’s judgemental, so be it.
Am I missing something? Does their gas come with a side order of lotto tickets, sex, jewelry, or gold? I am so confused…why are people spending an extra $3.00 for every 10 gallons of gas?