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Old 11-18-2012, 04:44 AM
 
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Now that the "gas crisis" is over and I think back to that Saturday where I spent two hours in line for gas. I ask myself were those lines really necessary or were people joining the herd???
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:53 AM
 
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The question is how many of them were:

- Drivers that had to drive significant amounts
- Drivers who failed to prepare before the storm
- Folks who were without power for several several days. Some generators are inefficient.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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Combo of sheer panic and others who were worried about having enough to get to work.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:36 AM
 
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The question is how many of them were:

- Drivers that had to drive significant amounts
- Drivers who failed to prepare before the storm
- Folks who were without power for several several days. Some generators are inefficient.
How do drivers prepare for a storm that knocked power out for over 7 days in regard to gas for their cars?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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How do drivers prepare for a storm that knocked power out for over 7 days in regard to gas for their cars?
You buy gasoline before the storm hit just like many others did. If you used more than a tank in 7 days, then you fit in the first bucket.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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I filled up before the storm, then on Wednesday and Thursday after the storm I had to drive to an office on SI where I could work. I also wanted to keep half a tank in my car just in case there was an emergency with my mother, who lives 60 miles away. We were doing work conference calls (using the BB) twice a day those days, so that Saturday morning when I knew I had a 9 a.m. conference call and I saw a gas line, I got on it. Waited on line for about an hour and 40, most of which was taken up by the conference call anyway. There were no trains to get to work, and I knew I would have to drive to JC as soon as the office opened. Worked out for me.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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I refused to wait on those lines and give into the hype. I win.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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I refused to wait on those lines and give into the hype. I win.
This thread is not about winning or losing. It's about learning and understanding.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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This thread is not about winning or losing. It's about learning and understanding.
So true. I definitely learned from my mistakes, not only in regards to gas but other things as well.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:52 AM
 
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This thread is not about winning or losing. It's about learning and understanding.
Like going to Shop Rite when a snow storm is predicted, people must buy bread milk and eggs. It got to a point where the lines were totally ridiculous like over a mile long. Anyone who actually waited on those lines was part of a broader problem. But that is how people are, most people do not think. Just look at the housing bubble. What drove people to buy houses they could not afford on stated income loans? Mostly greed and fear. Fear that if they did not buy right then and there they would be priced out forever. Greed because they saw home ownership as a way to buy something that would never stop appreciating in value. Apply the same reasoning to Black Friday, IPhones, and so forth.
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