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Not Your Kuwait Gas Station

Yesterday I took my Mom (and my Mom’s car) to the COSTCO gas station, where people are lined up to fill the tank at prices slightly less than the normal gas station prices in preparation for the upcoming long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

I shivered as I stood out in the cool windy weather, filling the tank. I thought about Kuwait, where there is always a friendly face waiting to fill your tank – “Supreme or Premium, madam?” – at about 80 cents a gallon. I always have a smile when I leave the gas station in Kuwait.

Not so, here. Thought you in Kuwait might like to see what Seattleites are paying for gas:


November 21, 2007 - Posted by | Customer Service, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Holiday, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Shopping, Social Issues, Statistics, Travel, Weather | ,


  1. Wow!
    Makes you appreciate… hmmm

    Comment by Blue Dress | November 21, 2007 | Reply

  2. Blue Dress – Kuwait is great for both gas prices, and those nice guys who fill the tank for you so you don’t have to get out in the heat/cold and get your hands all gassy smelling!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 21, 2007 | Reply

  3. hehehe you are paying the price of war

    Comment by error | November 22, 2007 | Reply

  4. Have you ever noticed, Error, how these things go up and down, and it’s almost all perception-based? Why is the dollar falling NOW, not before? Weird!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 22, 2007 | Reply

  5. If you’d ask an economist he’d probably tell you “the oversupply of euro/asian-dollar is driving value to go down” if you’d ask me I’ll tell you it’s the Republicans!

    Comment by error | November 23, 2007 | Reply

  6. I thought that demand rose as supply diminishes . . .and demand drops as supply increases. . . but I bet you’re right about the republicans!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 23, 2007 | Reply

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