I always get amused by those who decide they want to make a comment and insult my intelligence here and not leave me a clue as to what their identity is. Early this morning one such person did just that. Here is what this person wrote:
"Yeah smart move boycott BP and put American workers out of work. BP are independently owned and operated by small business owners here in Ohio. You never cease to amaze me with your lack of knowledge."
Now I would consider this constructive criticism until I look at the last sentence. Obviously one of the message board posters who probably misses my presence there. But hey, I can use all the readers I can get! Gives people another view besides the one of the host of the afternoon show at the 50,000 blowtorch coming out of Independence.
Now after doing some research, I say this person is right about one thing: All BP stations in Ohio are franchises, owned by people other than BP. However, the gas still comes from BP.
Now most of these stations are convenience stores as well and it is a well known fact that all other items in this store have a larger profit margin than gasoline, which nets the station owner 10 cents a gallon. And if the station is one that still has a service bay and the mechanic is one you trust, keep on using his service. Just fill your tank at Marathon or Sunoco before going there.
Just my way of trying to keep people employed slightly above poverty level.