Most of the people waiting for gas at my station dont even need the fuel. Ive looked inside most of the vehicles, and Id say about 70 percent of them have three-quarters or half of a tank of gas. Ill tell the driver, Theres no need for you to be here. They say, Oh, I just want to top it off, or I just want to make sure I have it.
You just want to make sure you have it? Come on. I dont think people realize how much gas theyre wasting with all this panic buying. When you sit in your car and idle, and you have the heat going, you actually burn quite a bit of fuel. One gentleman pulled up here in a big Lexus SUV and waited in line, only to yell at me because we had run out of premium gas and didnt tell him.
One woman needed gas for a trip to Target; another driver was heading to Costco. Somebody said something about needing to go get an iPad.
Meanwhile, lots of first responders are running on empty. I know a lot of police officers have been sleeping in their vehicles and sleeping at the precincts. I dont think thats safe for any of us.
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> When you sit in your car and idle, and you have the heat going, you actually burn quite a bit of fuel.
Stupidity will be the downfall of America.
Sure, the electric fan blowing the (mostly) free warm air from the engine block may cause the alternator to load the engine for a few watts, but I doubt you could measure the difference after burning a tank of fuel.
If it was the AC compressor loading the engine then it’s a different story.
WTF are they teaching in school?
New York could solve the problem over night.
Just allow market prices to prevail.
Enterprising entrepreneurs would take it upon themselves to supply all of the gasoline that the market wanted.
But, nooooooo!!!!!!! That would be gouging!!!!!!! Can’t have any of that. It wouldn’t be faaaaaiiiiirrrr!!!
They have created their own problems.
I have no sympathy for any of them.