Smiling faces at the pump!
I can remember back to the early 1980s when gas prices went over a dollar a gallon.
Driving a state car as Tourism Director for the state of Missouri, one of my first projects was to devise a way to tell people where gas was available.
Not only was it becoming expensive, it also was scarce.
We developed a Hotline visitors (and residents) could call for updated details on prices and where to find stations with gasoline to sell.
It was a challenging period.
Filling the tank of my 2006 Saturn Ion today for less than $15 was a pleasant memory revisited too.
You won't see that price per gallon on signs at stations. The actual cost was $1.98 but my Bi-Lo grocery discount program had grown to a 60 cents per gallon discount.
I heart Bi-Lo.
Nice grocery shopping plan: you have to eat and your gas tank needs to be filled.
A win-win situation.
(Click on the photos for more details and to make the pump charge appear even larger!)
I said $1.379 was not the price being charged at the station...but who knows?
Wouldn't it be great to see a gallon of gas at less than a dollar again?