1. BLiNK's Avatar
    this weekend i had the opportunity to fill up my truck twice due to helping a friend move and found it funny that when i saw that gas was ONLY $3.19 at this one particular gas station i was excited!

    but after the rape had worn off i could not help but think..

    i remember as a very young child my mom would pull into a gas station and reach into the ash tray (she did not smoke) and grab loose change to fill the tank up!
    06-12-2012 11:16 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I remember when... you could fill the car with gas and take a family of 5 to McDonalds - and have change left from a $20 bill.
    06-12-2012 11:18 AM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Yeah, my wife and I were talking about that this weekend. I paid $3.47/gallon... and commented that it was odd that we were happy to be paying that amount after almost $4/gallon a few months ago.

    I remember a gas war between two stations on the same corner right after I got my license... gas which was normally about $0.30/gallon was down to $0.19/gallon... and I am NOT THAT old
    06-12-2012 11:25 AM
  4. jono212.'s Avatar
    Wow I wish fuel in the UK was that cheap we are paying around $8.30 per gallon here

    Edit: I know for you guys that is a lot more than it used to be but for us in the UK it seems a lot cheaper as we pay so much
    06-12-2012 11:50 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I was just telling my kids the other day that when I was a teen, gas was somewhere around $.50 to $.75 a gallon. I also remember when the service attendant would clean your windshield, check your oil level as well as pump your gas for you. They can't even fathom such a thing and the same goes for Drive-in theatres.


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    06-12-2012 11:53 AM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    I was just telling my kids the other day that when I was a teen, gas was somewhere around $.50 to $.75 a gallon. I also remember when the service attendant would clean your windshield, check your oil level as well as pump your gas for you. They can't even fathom such a thing and the same goes for Drive-in theatres.


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    Yea D, we are dating ourselves, but I remember these days too, and less! When I was a kid I remember my dad paying like .29 or .39 cents a gallon. Of course NOT during the great gas crisis, remember how prices rose then till Nixon froze them, and remember the gas rationing. Even and odd days, and the long LONG lines, and the stations running out of gas?

    EDIT: What's ironic? I'm about twice as old now as my Dad was then!!!!!!
    Last edited by pkcable; 06-12-2012 at 12:04 PM.
    06-12-2012 12:02 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    Wow I wish fuel in the UK was that cheap we are paying around $8.30 per gallon here

    Edit: I know for you guys that is a lot more than it used to be but for us in the UK it seems a lot cheaper as we pay so much
    ****ing **** mother****ing ****!

    probably why people ride bikes a lot too lol
    06-12-2012 12:23 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yea D, we are dating ourselves, but I remember these days too, and less! When I was a kid I remember my dad paying like .29 or .39 cents a gallon. Of course NOT during the great gas crisis, remember how prices rose then till Nixon froze them, and remember the gas rationing. Even and odd days, and the long LONG lines, and the stations running out of gas?

    EDIT: What's ironic? I'm about twice as old now as my Dad was then!!!!!!
    Yes, we are.......and yes, I do remember the LONG lines especially during the Carter administration. That sucked, but shortly thereafter, those full-service stations became self-service stations. Those were the days, weren't they?


    Just Me, D
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    06-12-2012 01:00 PM
  9. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    pk & D, il jump in and 'show' my age too, Wth!! Lol

    As a teen I remember paying .87 a gal myself and now with the way prices go, we get happy seeing that we're paying less than $3.50 a gal.

    And boy oh boy, do I remember the 'gas shortage' days. Depending on your plate numbers determined when you were 'allowed' to go get gas but at a limited quantity...you weren't allowed to fill up.
    06-12-2012 02:58 PM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    Yes, we are.......and yes, I do remember the LONG lines especially during the Carter administration. That sucked, but shortly thereafter, those full-service stations became self-service stations. Those were the days, weren't they?


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    Oh, man do I remember... Help, Mr. Wizard! (Tooter Turtle reference)
    06-12-2012 03:54 PM
  11. jclisenby's Avatar
    When I started driving it was about 89 cents per gallon. You could fill up easily on 20 bucks.
    06-12-2012 04:07 PM
  12. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Showing my age - and I don't think I'm that old - it was 90 cents a gallon when I started driving. There's an ad in the back of my high school yearbook from a few of the gas stations in town. Anywhere between 90-98 cents a gallon.

    I paid $3.11 day before yesterday to fill up my Xterra. Still cost me $62.
    06-12-2012 04:08 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Showing my age - and I don't think I'm that old - it was 90 cents a gallon when I started driving. There's an ad in the back of my high school yearbook from a few of the gas stations in town. Anywhere between 90-98 cents a gallon.

    I paid $3.11 day before yesterday to fill up my Xterra. Still cost me $62.
    I hear ya. I have a Nissan Titan Crew Cab and I want to cry every time I pull in to fill it up.


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    06-12-2012 04:25 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When I started driving it was about 89 cents per gallon. You could fill up easily on 20 bucks.
    No doubt. If you used the entire $20, you had to have been completely out of gas...(laughing)


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    06-12-2012 04:27 PM
  15. jono212.'s Avatar
    ****ing **** mother****ing ****!

    probably why people ride bikes a lot too lol
    Lol yeah it is makes a lot more sense tbh.

    I just like the comfort of a car too much


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    06-12-2012 04:27 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I guess we all now know who the middle-aged members are, huh?


    Just Me, D
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    06-12-2012 04:29 PM
  17. kch50428's Avatar
    I guess we all now know who the middle-aged members are, huh?
    I feel sorry for kids... they'll never know that once upon a time, you had 3 channels of TV to pick from, and maybe a 4th if PBS channel came on the air... and there was no such things as cell phones... computers with the tech specs of the average smartphone today filled a room... and we walked barefoot in the snow to school - uphill both ways
    06-12-2012 04:37 PM
  18. pkcable's Avatar
    Showing my age - and I don't think I'm that old - it was 90 cents a gallon when I started driving. There's an ad in the back of my high school yearbook from a few of the gas stations in town. Anywhere between 90-98 cents a gallon.

    I paid $3.11 day before yesterday to fill up my Xterra. Still cost me $62.
    Me too, it was right right around a dollar a gallon, in fact I remember when it broke the dollar mark and how upset we were. Can you imagine how happy we would be now to pay a dollar a gallon? Right now it's more in Philly than in Jersey, so I usually fill up during my trips to visit family there or to the parent's shore house on the weekends. It's about 3.50 here, and about 3.10 in Jersey
    06-12-2012 04:40 PM
  19. pkcable's Avatar
    I feel sorry for kids... they'll never know that once upon a time, you had 3 channels of TV to pick from, and maybe a 4th if PBS channel came on the air... and there was no such things as cell phones... computers with the tech specs of the average smartphone today filled a room... and we walked barefoot in the snow to school - uphill both ways
    Right and the phones that we did have, had rotary dials!
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    06-12-2012 04:41 PM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I feel sorry for kids... they'll never know that once upon a time, you had 3 channels of TV to pick from, and maybe a 4th if PBS channel came on the air... and there was no such things as cell phones... computers with the tech specs of the average smartphone today filled a room... and we walked barefoot in the snow to school - uphill both ways
    You're a sick man, Keith, in regard to walking barefoot uphill both ways in the snow...(laughing)...but you're right and don't forget about having to go outside to turn the antenna to get the best signal for a clearer television experience. Oh, and the ONE telephone that had a cord that could wrap around the neighborhood.


    Just Me, D
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    06-12-2012 04:44 PM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    You're a sick man, Keith, in regard to walking barefoot uphill both ways in the snow...(laughing)...but you're right and don't forget about having to go outside to turn the antenna to get the best signal for a clearer television experience. Oh, and the ONE telephone that had a cord that could wrap around the neighborhood.
    Never had to go outside to turn the TV antenna - we had a rotor.
    06-12-2012 04:49 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Never had to go outside to turn the TV antenna - we had a rotor.
    Me and my brothers were the rotor.


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    (iPhone 4S)
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 06-12-2012 at 06:45 PM.
    06-12-2012 04:53 PM
  23. Fausty82's Avatar
    I hear ya. I have a Nissan Titan Crew Cab and I want to cry every time I pull in to fill it up.


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    I filled up my Mazda MX5 (Miata) yesterday for under $35...
    06-12-2012 04:56 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I filled up my Mazda MX5 (Miata) yesterday for under $35...
    Ya know, I hate you!


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    (iPhone 4S)
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    06-12-2012 05:04 PM
  25. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I feel sorry for kids... they'll never know that once upon a time, you had 3 channels of TV to pick from, and maybe a 4th if PBS channel came on the air... and there was no such things as cell phones... computers with the tech specs of the average smartphone today filled a room... and we walked barefoot in the snow to school - uphill both ways
    Thank God it never snows here.

    You also forgot there was no such thing as Google. If we wanted to know something, there were these dusty books called encyclopedias. We had to look stuff up.

    Me too, it was right right around a dollar a gallon, in fact I remember when it broke the dollar mark and how upset we were. Can you imagine how happy we would be now to pay a dollar a gallon? Right now it's more in Philly than in Jersey, so I usually fill up during my trips to visit family there or to the parent's shore house on the weekends. It's about 3.50 here, and about 3.10 in Jersey
    In Arkansas, it's about $3.11/gal. Cross the river into TN and MS, and it can flux anywhere between $3.50 and $4 a gallon. The station closest to me is $3.21. Wal-Mart gas is $3.11 but the line is usually wrapped around the block twice and I don't have time to wait to save a dollar.

    Me and brothers were the rotor.


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    This made me laugh. I can't count the times I had to get up and adjust the rabbit ears at my granny's house so she could watch Wheel of Fortune every night.

    I filled up my Mazda MX5 (Miata) yesterday for under $35...
    I used to be able to do that with my Saturn, but I hated that car. There towards the end of its life, it got awful gas mileage and I was spending that every third day on gas.
    06-12-2012 05:13 PM
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