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Monday, December 29, 2008

Did I just have a flash back to the 1990's?

On my way home tonight, I drove down brentwood and was going to turn east onto Marshall. I looked over to my right at the 66 gas station and took a double look.. wait, a triple look. OOHHHHH MYYYYY GOOSSSHHHHH, Regular Unleaded Gas was priced at 1.19 a gallon. Yes. $1.19 per gallon. WOW. I was already turning onto Marshall so I had to go up the block and then turn around. I quickly got in line behind about 5 other cars that must have had the same exact reaction as I did. OMG. NO WAY WAS I GOING TO PASS UP THAT PRICE. I was near a 1/4 of a tank of gas and needed to stop in the morning before work so why not now. Yes, I had to wait in line, but everyone was so nice, no horns honking and lines out both sides of the gas station for all 4 pumps. SWEET. I scored a good buy. I filled up, bought a lottery ticket or two and then proceeded to recap my locking gas cap (got one when it was near 4.00 a gallon this past summer). I left out of there and proceeded home passing up 4 other gas stations. They were all priced between 1.25 and 1.29 a gallon. I felt as though I had just robbed the bank with such a bargain price at that 66 station.

I love me a bargain.

What is the price where you are?

I stopped to think back to 1986 when I first got my license and had to put my first amount of my hard earned babysitting money into my tank. I recall paying around .75 cents a gallon and cried at the outrageous price then. Never would I have thought that 3.50 was a bargain as it was this past summer. Hah When you started driving, what year was it and what was the price per gallon?

5 comments:

Jonathan and Tara said...

Nice score on the good gas price! I started driving in 1996 and it was about 83-86 cents per gallon.

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Fingertip Offerings said...

Central Indiana was $1.43 yesterday morning, on the way home it had jumped to $1.62.

I saw it as high as $1.69 today. Beware!

Mutha Mae said...

I got my license in 1987 and gas was 85 cents a gallon. I needed 5 dollars

Michelle said...

Wow! $1.19?? Now that's crazy. It was around $1.60 tonight in central Indiana. I began driving in 1989, and I don't remember what gas was then. I do remember in college (1992?93?) it had dropped to just below a dollar, which it hadn't been in awhile.

Zen Ventures said...

It's weird is it not? BUT it is a good thing {I think} lol! Anyway, Just passing by to say Happy New Year!