The 1 cent conspiracy

I’m certain that there is a conspiracy afoot. I realize that everyone thinks that the oil companies are soaking us right now, but really the government makes more per gallon of gas in tax percentage than the oil companies profit. But, there is another aspect to this. It is what I call the “1 cent conspiracy.”

You’ve experienced it. All of us have. You want to buy $20 in gas, but no matter what you do you CANNOT stop it on $20.00 even. It will always go over to $20.01. I used to be able to stop it on the zeros, but in the last several months, I’ve noticed that I can’t, no matter how careful I am.

You say, “oh that’s silly. What is one cent anyway?” Think about it. How many cars come through a day? If most of them were to pay an extra cent, how much profit would that be? Ah Ha! They ARE soaking us! I knew it!

Conspiracy? I don’t know. On the other hand, maybe I’m just getting old and my reflexes aren’t quick enough anymore to stop the stupid pump! 🙂 Just a random thought. What do you think?

2 thoughts on “The 1 cent conspiracy

  1. scrabblenut

    I noticed the same thing. I think it is because once upon a time the pump used to tick once cent at a time. Now it is more like 5 or 6 cents at a time while the pump races its way to the $80 full tank.

  2. Oh, come now! It’s all about skill, baby!

    …or maybe it’s the years of video games that have made my fingers so quick. Yea,h probably that one. :p

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