I found this really neat thing while I was surfing the web and it tells me what the current price is for gasoline in the area where I live.
According to the information contained on this online device, it works for all of The United States and Canada and, of course, it is free to use and that is what I like about it.
At this point, I guess I am required to tell readers of this blog that I am not being paid or compensated in any shape, fashion or form by anyone connected with this “Gas Buddy” thing but that I am sharing news about it simply because I have used it and found it to be both interesting and convenient.
Now I don’t really have to engage in a lot of guesswork about where gasoline is the cheapest on any given day and I don’t have to waste precious gas running all over the town or the county searching for the cheapest prices.
I can remember the time, back in the 1950s when I asked my friend, George, “I wonder if the day will ever come when we will see gas prices over a dollar a gallon?”
At the time I asked this question, it was possible here in The United States to fill the tank of an automobile completely full and to drive to a nearby city and pay for two movie tickets, a full course dinner for two people at a posh restaurant all on a single Twenty Dollar Bill.
It was also later in the 1960s when I was complaining that “No darned box of cold cereal was ever going to be worth over a dollar a box.”
When I was a kid in High School way back when – - – and I do mean “Way Back” – - – I could go to our local family restaurant and get a meal consisting of roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy, two slices of bread and butter, two vegetable side dishes, coffee and a slice of apple pie all for $1.25 (One dollar and twenty-five cents) and my new dress shirt cost Five Dollars (Plus Tax.)
Things change all around us all the time, don’t they?
Here is the link to the thing I found for those who might be interested:
Posted by John R. Liming as part of his continuing Diary of Political Opinions, Viewpoints and Insights.