I received this email today from my sis. It’s one of those chain emails. You know, “send this out to 6 people and all your wishes will come true.” This one, however, not only has a purpose, it also includes some pretty cool math. Look, I don’t know your politics, but I do know this: nobody likes the gas prices. As you read on, you’ll see that someone actually put some exponent knowledge to good use. Do what you will about the info, but if you want to pass it on, just cut and paste, baby. Forgive the wacky formatting…
Subject: Dropping Gas Prices!!! please read
THIS IS NOT THE ‘DON’T BUY’ GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU
HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.
This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of
his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired
of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer,
take time to read this please.
Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the “don’t buy gas on a certain
day” campaign that was going around last April or May!
It’s worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!
I hear we are going to hit close to $ 5.00 a gallon by next summer,
and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?
We need to take some intelligent, united action. The oil companies
just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn’t continue to
“hurt” ourselves by refusing to buy gas.
It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for
BUT, whoever thought of this idea has come up with a plan that can
really work. Please read on and join with us!
By now you’re probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is
super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.79 for regular unleaded in
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us
to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 –
$1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control
the marketplace…not sellers.
With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers
need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can’t just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.
Here’s the idea: For the rest of this year, DON’T purchase ANY
gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON
If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce
their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will
have to follow suit.
But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon
and Mobil gas buyers. It’s really simple to do! Now, don’t wimp out
on me at this point…keep reading and I’ll explain how simple it
is to reach millions of people!!
I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at
least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) … and those 300 send it to at
least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)…and so on, by the time the message
reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE
MILLION consumers. If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each,
then 30 million people will have been contacted!
If it goes one level further, you guessed it….. THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That’s all!
If you don’t understand how we can reach 300 million and all you
have to do is send this to 10 people…. Well, let’s face it, you just
aren’t a mathematician. But I am, so trust me on this one.
How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out
to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people
could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days !!!
I’ll bet you didn’t think you and I had that much potential, did
Acting together we can make a difference.
If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest
that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO
THE $2.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
Keep it going!!!