so as an engineering company we have a lot of heavy equipment to do the jobs we do... most of it is all run on diesel fuel. so we have a four thousand gallon storage tank here in the yard. one years regulations stated that it had to be in a containment vault. so we built a concrete vault around it and put an a-frame building on top to store some plumbing supplies. another year the regulatory committees said it had to be underground. so we built up the dirt around it and then we had more parking for trucks closer to it. it all worked out.
then the smart people at the fuel regulatory board decided that anything under four thousand five hundred gallons needed to be in a vault above ground. so we dug around the building and built a rock wall so that you had a space just big enough to fall into and get hurt... makes sense right?
well because we have this tank of fuel on premises, we do a service for our community and sell folks fuel in certain situations... locals who "just need to get to town", tourists who "thought that there would be diesel for sale in big sur", and contractors who "just need enough to get the job finished".
people are astounded at what we charged... imagine... after all the permit buying, building, hauling of fuel, back filling, digging out of said back filled dirt and wall building what OUR costs became... granted everything in big sur is more expensive but here we were providing a service to the community by sharing our good fortune and abilities with folks. then they have the gall to complain....
well our fuel costs have risen and so have our prices... while the rest of the state is bitching about how fuel prices have risen to four bucks we proudly will sell you some fuel for $6.50 a gallon. that's right, six fifty!
I'll come out and hurry you up and make you fell like an idiot for not getting it in town or reading your AAA travel book closely enough, whatever your "emergency" is I'll be there making you feel like a fucking idiot.... all for six fifty, come on down, I'll even do it with a smoke teetering from my lip.