So Iran is posturing and the price of oil spikes?!?! Grrr.
But even more grrrr was our experience at Costco today. We pulled into the line at the Fullerton Costco gas station (which seemed fairly straight-forward for a Saturday), but soon we were engaged by a Costco employee. They told us that the back pump of each lane was Regular only and the front pump was Premium only. This effectively means that everybody (except the few who don’t want to wait in the line and get Costco employee guidance to queue up for the front pump) is waiting to use one pump per lane. The next opportunity we had we bailed because that’s garbage. As Laura and I waited for the next available opportunity to exeunt the premises, we discussed why on earth Costco would do that. I was feeling fairly pessimistic and thought the only reason it made sense was because the bottom line was all that mattered and they wanted to make people choose time versus money. Laura floated the theory that it could be a social experiment to see what people in general would do at Costco since even the Premium price at Costco is cheaper than most other places.