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  1. #1
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    Customers Fill Up On 22-Cent-Per Gallon Gas

    Why can't this happen to me?

    At first, the attendant at a Muncie gas station couldn't figure out why people were buying only $3 or $4 worth of gas Sunday.

    Then he realized that the pumps had been set to sell premium gas for 22 cents a gallon -- about $2 less than the typical price.
    http://www.nbc5.com/news/5321508/det...s=chi&psp=news
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    Why can't this happen to me?

    At first, the attendant at a Muncie gas station couldn't figure out why people were buying only $3 or $4 worth of gas Sunday.

    Then he realized that the pumps had been set to sell premium gas for 22 cents a gallon -- about $2 less than the typical price.
    http://www.nbc5.com/news/5321508/det...s=chi&psp=news
    Good Lord! That won't even cover the amount of federal taxes tacked onto each gallon!

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    LOL, they sold it that way for 6 hrs. Evidently the customers were all smart enough not to say anything! Someone is going to be in trooouuuble!
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    I would have to go back and pay the difference. I can't do that.

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    I probably would be the one that says to the gas station person: Hey, buddy are you having some sort of promo or sale on gas because it is only 22 cents a gallon.

    Of couse this would wise him up...........but I just could not knowingly take advantage of people when they make a mistake, especially when it was so unintentional

    But if someone who had not paid for their gas is behind me, I guess I better get out of there pretty fast..........

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    and we're all thrilled here because we found a station at 2.09 - which is lower the the standard 2.15 around here.

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    I filled my tank at lunch time...gasoline wars along the Interstate has our gasoline down to $1.99 today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili
    I filled my tank at lunch time...gasoline wars along the Interstate has our gasoline down to $1.99 today.

    Wow!!! that's great for you! The lowest I saw in my area today was $2.26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    I would have to go back and pay the difference. I can't do that.
    Lol-we have standards of "dishonesty" in out house. If we go somewhere and benefit from something that is going to hurt the employee we say something. Case in point-I cashed a check at the bank a couple weeks and they gave me back an extra hundred dollars. I sure didn't want the teller coming up $100 short so I returned it.

    But then the other day I was at the grocery store and they had candy on sale with a coupon for up to three bags. The coupon should have rung up about 10 cents off the $1.88 bag of candy-instead it rang off $3.10 for every bag. Since it wasn't the cashier's error and couldn't get her in trouble I didn't say a word and ended up paying $2.10 for 3 bags of candy,3 two liters of pop, and some chicken.

    Becca