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  1. #1
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    Poll: At what point do gas prices kill you?

    I know most of you guys either drive company trucks or driving means work and income, still.... at some point it has to hurt.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "I say we just nuke them from space, that is the only way to be sure". Winch from ALIENS, forgot her name.

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    My front door is locked. For your personal protection.

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    It still hurts my household because my wife works and her job is 80 miles round trip. There's just so much fighting the working class these days that it's no wonder the economy is in the sewer.

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    You've got to pass it on to the customer the best that you can. I'm having a harder time with how refrigerant more than doubled overnight.

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    Where's the poll?

    It sucks driving all over this gigantic turdbowl. Depending on the circumstance I can easily spend $75 a day on gas and tolls. I'm quite sure other gigantic cities are just as bad.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

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    Sorry. I had a visitor and interrupted my poll posting. But I know there is a threshold where gas prices start killing people.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "I say we just nuke them from space, that is the only way to be sure". Winch from ALIENS, forgot her name.

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    My front door is locked. For your personal protection.

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    Bout all you can do is pass it on the best you can

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    Run my own show.... Yeah It's Great being the "Boss" ...

    My service territory is mostly rural= many miles between jobs.....

    High gas prices= many $$$ spent between jobs....

    Overhead UP... Profit Down...

    I could probably get a raise with a job as a greeter at Walmart
    "Democracy--Two wolves and a sheep voting on what the menu is for lunch.
    Liberty--Is a well armed sheep who will probably contest the vote." author unknown--but I like him already

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardair View Post
    Run my own show.... Yeah It's Great being the "Boss" ...

    My service territory is mostly rural= many miles between jobs.....

    High gas prices= many $$$ spent between jobs....

    Overhead UP... Profit Down...

    I could probably get a raise with a job as a greeter at Walmart
    I am using a 'trip charge', so I figure I am fairly neutral up to about 3.50$.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "I say we just nuke them from space, that is the only way to be sure". Winch from ALIENS, forgot her name.

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    My front door is locked. For your personal protection.

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    I charge what the traffic can bare.......actually the gas prices arent up...its just that our dollar has devalued by 90% since 1913.

    Thank you (non)Federal Reserve....


    Roy
    "The perfect Totalitarian State is one where the political bosses, and their army of managers, control a population of slaves, who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude"

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    Quote Originally Posted by royc View Post
    I charge what the traffic can bare.......actually the gas prices arent up...its just that our dollar has devalued by 90% since 1913.

    Thank you (non)Federal Reserve....


    Roy
    I am sure the dollar being devalued with the printing press running full-tilt is affecting gas prices. I am just curious what we can tolerate. Word is out that it may hit six bucks a gallon by summer.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "I say we just nuke them from space, that is the only way to be sure". Winch from ALIENS, forgot her name.

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    My front door is locked. For your personal protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    I am sure the dollar being devalued with the printing press running full-tilt is affecting gas prices. I am just curious what we can tolerate. Word is out that it may hit six bucks a gallon by summer.
    Well I have several vehicles, and one electric....I just use the electric more, only costs me about 3 cents a mile to drive.


    Roy
    "The perfect Totalitarian State is one where the political bosses, and their army of managers, control a population of slaves, who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude"

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    A couple of weeks ago I was at the shell station getting some cigs and this guy and gal were out at the pumps arguing next to their H2...... The one part of the conversation that I heard clearly was when she told him " You bought the damn thing".....

    I bet that convo was over gas prices........lol
    YOU SHALL REAP WHAT YOU HAVE _______ SOWN

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    I will use my 1966 Vespa Super Sport...its a 2 stroke smoker and gets 80 MPG.
    Just need to fab a little trailer for it.
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
    -- Confucius

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