Friday, February 25, 2011

Gas prices, in perspective

I got this in an email. Don't take the calculations literally, that could be painful and right now, buying gas is painful enough. Smile and little and look for the humor in everything.    

The  price of Gas versus Printer Ink:

All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are. You will be really shocked by the last one!

Compared  with Gasoline...

Think a gallon of gas is expensive? This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective.

     Diet Snapple: 16 oz $1.29 ... $10.32 per  gallon

     Lipton Ice Tea:  16 oz $1.19 ... $9.52 per  gallon

     Gatorade:   20 oz $1.59 ... $10.17 per  gallon

     Ocean Spray:   16 oz $1.25 ... $10.00 per  gallon

     Brake Fluid:   12 oz $3.15 ... $33.60 per  gallon

     Vick's Nyquil:   6 oz $8.35 ... $178.13 per  gallon

     Pepto  Bismol:   4 oz $3.85 ... $123.20 per gallon

     Whiteout:    7 oz $1.39 ... $25.42 per gallon
   1.5 oz $0.99 ... $84.48 per gallon

And this is the REAL KICKER:
     Evian  water:   9 oz $1.49 ... $21.19 per gallon! $21..19 for WATER and the buyers don't even know the source!
Did you notice that Evian spelled backwards is Naive.

Ever  wonder why printers are so cheap? 
...So they have you hooked for the ink !
Someone calculated the cost of the ink at ... $5,200 a gallon!!!

So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water,  Scope, Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or God forbid, Printer Ink !! 

Just a little humor to help ease the pain of your next trip to the  pump...

And - If you don't pass this along to at least one  person, your muffler will fall off!

(O.K, your muffler won't really fall off...but, you might run out of toilet paper )


Chatty Crone said...

I have a friend who buys printers for there ink and when they are used up gives the printer to Goodwill. It's cheaper and a tax deduction! sandie

Changes in the wind said...

Those were some things to think on for sure...