Monday, May 08, 2006

Bastard of the Day

I had to go out to the northwest suburbs today. The Bastard of the Day is the Mobil station at the Des Plaines Oasis on the Northwest Tollway (I-90). On the way out to Schaumburg at 10:50 AM, I noted that their gas was $2.93. In Elk Grove Village I drove past a Shell station charging $2.95, figuring I'd just stop at the oasis on the way home. When I got to the oasis at 12:10 PM, just 80 minutes after I had passed westbound, the bastards had raised the price four cents to $2.97! While the price increase didn't make a big difference for a 10 gallon fill-up, it still bugged me.

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