I'm heading up to Toowoomba tonight for a great little comedy gig, and looking at the gauge, realised I needed to grab petrol.
When you know you need it, you look for a good deal, and saw a Price that said $1.33/L. Actually what it said was:
DISCOUNT PETROL $124.9/L
But I have become SO GOOD at decoding these stupid marketing LIES That I understand that it means: add on another 8 cents without a discount docket (used to be 4) and that "point 9" B.S. isn't making me think I'm getting change out of a thousand bucks so I'll round it up thank you!
So I knew it was $1.33 / L... I do remember paying 50 c/L once,... IN MY DAY.. blah blah...
Anyway; I bought the Petrol and the chap at the register said...
CHAP: "You got in just in time, I just got a phone call to raise the price."
ME: "What to?"
CHAP: "$1.53 - an extra 20 cents"
Now I'm happy I beat the price rise BUT, I like to think I have a voice for the people... or at least a loud voice so I almost yelled:
ME: "What the f**k JUST HAPPENED in the middle east to justify THAT! And are we using petrol that JUST GOT HERE? Or did you already have it in your tank when it was $1.33?" (124.9)
There was a slight chuckle behind me and to his credit, while not looking happy, the chap behind the counter simply smirked and said
CHAP: "Have a nice day!"
No... No I won't... I can't afford to at these prices!