Thursday, September 18, 2008
What a Rip Off
Remember when air was free? Not so long ago, air was just one of those services a "service" station provided. Then, it started at a quarter, then 50 cents, and this morning I stop to get some air at a local gas station with my two quarters in hand only to get out and find that it's up to 75 cents ... nearly a buck to add a few measly PSI to my tires.
So, what's next? Coin operated funnel dispensers for adding oil? A dollar bill feeder system for the windshield washing fluid? If you notice, no one calls them "service stations" anymore. They're gas stations now. The service apparently died a long time ago when companies figured out we needed their product and had no other options.