Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Should we all try this?
Got this e-mail today from an inlaw
note also there has been a small price
increase since this one got started.
like add a dollar or two to the prices!
Might also paste a copy on our car
to identify ourselves as agitators.

--------- Forwarded message ----------

From: W
To: D
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 15:32:56 -0500
Subject: [Fwd: FW: Fwd: Gas price solution???...may be worth a try]

... Bunches of e-mail addressses for a spam list were here!!!!!

Subject: Gas price solution???...may be worth a try

Subject: Gas price solution???...may be worth a try

We are going to hit close to $3.00 a gallon by the summer. Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action.
Phillip Hollsworth, offered this good idea:This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May!The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn'tcontinue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.

BUT, whoeverthought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work.

Please read it and join with us!By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $2.75 for regular unleaded in my town.Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50-$1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace.... not sellers.With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.

The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas!And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force aprice war.

Here's the idea:For the rest of this year, DON"T purchase ANY gasoline from the twobiggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they are notselling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If theyreduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxonand Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do!!

Now, don't whimp (sic) out on me at this point... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!! I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!

If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have todo is send this to 10 people and DON"T purchase ANYgasoline from EXXON and MOBIL. That's all.How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people couldconceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! I'll bet you didn'tthink you and I had that much potential, did you!

Acting together we canmake a difference.If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK. JUST GO BUY SOMEONE ELSES GAS UNTIL EXXON AND MOBILE BACKS IT BACK DOWN !!!

You can still write those e-mails, but with this blog, zillions will get the message by week's end. Jim




Comments:
The relative e-mailed back that it was a hoax (just for the record 'cause you ain't "disclaimed" it yit).
 
Of course it's silly and it has to be a hoax. I wouldn't put much of anything serious here.
Unless it was one of those serious blogs nobody liked but I really did mean what I was saying. This is the place to throw those.
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