I've been fuming over rising gas prices for a while, especially lately when it seems the price has risen for no reason: we're not involved in a new war, there's been no natural disaster, and currently there's been no increase in demand.
The newspapers have either provided lame excuses why the price should go up (gasoline additive has been outlawed in several states, speculation over Iran's nuclear program has affected the price of a barrel of crude), or provided pipe dreams that the price will come down in mid-summer for no particular reason.
There've been many emails floating around about one day "gas-outs", but these don't work for two reasons: 1) we've all got to buy gas sometime, so if we don't buy any today that means we must buy it tomorrow or the next day; 2) the oil companies examine their profits over the course of a week, not a single day.
But during my recent trip up north to visit my son, I visually reaffirmed what I've always noticed...that Exxon stations (and Mobil, also Esso, since they're all part of the same company) consistently have the highest gas prices.
So this got me to thinking...why not boycott Exxon/Mobil/Esso stations? This way I can still buy my gas, I'll probably get it cheaper anyway, and (best of all) I'll be sticking it to company that's been reporting record quarterly profits ever since Hurricane Katrina!
BOYCOTT Exxon, Mobile, and Esso!!!