Rick, truckers make it work by passing in on to us who buy the goods here lately I never get any shipments without some type extra charge for fuel
Man-Man, $4 diesel, I may have to give up my Twinkies & Ding Dongs for sure this year. Why is it so high Clifford?
LuvRbus: Good question Boxcar, I will try and explain it to you (pay attention there will be a test on Monday)
Boxcar: Test? I don't need no stinkin test man (spoken in a cheech n chong attitude or voice)
LuvRbus: Well Boxcar, it’s true, oil prices have reached an all time high. But before consumers do something drastic, like purchase a hybrid—or as I call them, a mutant—consider the fixed costs that go into producing your typical $104 barrel of oil. Right up front, $5 goes to development of new oil resources. $10 goes to new technology research. $15 a barrel goes to making those commercials where oil companies try to convince you they’re not raping the environment and $25 goes toward blackening the oil.
BoxcarOkie: If I may, just very quickly, right there stop you, I was under the impression that oil comes out black.
LuvRbus: That’s what Hollywood would have you believe, Boxcar. No, oil actually comes out of the ground looking like this. A pretty rainbow! And it burns clean. Cruding it up ain’t cheap.
BoxcarOkie: Uh as if so, that adds, I guess, $55 a barrel to the oil, what about the rest of the cost?
LuvRbus: Well, it fluctuates, depending on how chaotic the political situation is. That’s why the Middle East loved George Bush. Without him, oil prices plummet; Middle Eastern revenue streams dry up and the terrorist are having to work second jobs at Bennigans. Or, the Middle Eastern equivalent: Applebee’s.
BoxcarOkie: Well, I for one, am glad that we got this cleared up, I was thinkin it would get expensive
here pretty soon.
FILL ER UP!