Last Thursday, the corner station lowered its price to $3.39, back where it was at the end of June. Today, it was still selling gas at that price, along with the three stations down the street. On the way home, I filled up my tank, since I didn't know how long the price will stay down...That was Monday. On Tuesday, the corner station jacked its price up to $3.65 for regular, while the three stations down the street were still at $3.39. On Wednesday, the corner station dropped its price to $3.49 and the three stations down the street matched it. That's where the prices remained on Thursday evening. Just the same, I'm glad I filled up on Monday. I was right not to be confident that the price would stay low.
One of these days, I might be able to laugh at gas stations and gas prices the way the WXYZ reporter does in his all-electric smart car ride.
How appropriate that he test-drove the car in Ann Arbor. It wouldn't have been the same driving it down Woodward. After all, a Smart Car isn't a Volt.