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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

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Paul Johnson wrote:
> Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 02:03:43PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> Ron Johnson wrote:
>>>>> Be thankful that they even know what GNU/Linux is.
>>>> People should have to pass a competency test before being allowed to
>>>> use a computer.
>>> Let's not get too hasty, we're just finally to the point where Oregon
>>> expects people to know how to drive before driving.
>> yeah, but Oregon still doesn't trust me to pump my own gas. Of course,
>> with some of the crap I see around here, that's probably a good thing.
> You can pump your own gas in Oregon, just join a membership cardlock
> station.  You sign a waiver making it technically a form of employment with
> no hours.  Self service prices in Oregon are comparable to what they are in
> Washington, and about 30 cents a gallon more than minimum service.  Why
> make such a big deal about doing the gas station's job for them when it
> just costs more?

Please don't start talking about gas prices.  It makes me think about
how much we get ripped off at the pumps.  Current price is 1.40 Euro per
liter.  Do the math:  1.3 Euro = 1 Dollar.  3.8 liter = 1 US Gallon.

It's not much better anywhere in Europe.  That's why most people drive
small cars.


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