“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
I did that!
Of course local's made about 20 cents an hour.
I lived in a resort town. When I started driving gas was 28 cents a gallon. Down in Detroit it was 9 cents a gallon and the outrage among the community was endlessYesterday gas was 3 cents short of double the price on inauguration day.
I used to work at a gas station pumping Ethyl....
You're showing your age. Nobody under 70 knows that Ethyl was once a woman's name.
Remember telling attendent "gimme $2 worth" and it lasted all weekend in my '52 Ford in the late 50's.
In the 60's I pumped gas at a Walts station in Lubbock Texas. Gas wars regularly brought the price down to five cents per gallon. When gas went up a little, I remember some of the customers would come in and say Give me fifty cents of reglar.
Twenty bucks got me just over five gallons yesterday, at the cheap gas station. FJB
In the early seventies, the station I worked at in Amarillo got down to 12.9 cents per gallon during the gas wars. We sold over 5000 gallons in one day on a Saturday. The tanker trucks only held 8000 gallons. Was a company operated station belonging to the FINA distributor. It was supposed to be full service, but both of us employees just stood at the register and took money nearly all day. Only checked oil, etc by request.
I remember when gas got close to a dollar a gallon! I said I'll never drive my truck again! I would ride my Harley everywhere. Around the same time Beer was getting to be a dollar a bottle at the local hole in the wall! Well, I said I would never drink beer again. I still drive my truck (when I absolutely have too) and ride my 68 Harley for errands and fun! I dont drink beer much anymore just Tequila! ;)