ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - I don't know anyone who is complaining over the drop in gas prices. It's been a real relief for anyone who drives on a regular basis. Since we're headed in the direction of dropping gas prices, let's go all the way.
What I mean by that is let's drop that goofy nine tenths of a cent that I've only ever seen attacked with gas prices. I've never carried nine-tenths of a cent in my pocket, but for some reason that's the way the gasoline business prices things.
I'm told it dates back to an issue with taxes and also a way to make customers feel as if the price is lower than it really is. For example, $1.99.9 looks a lot cheaper than $2.00.
Well the charade has gone on long enough. Now that gas prices have dropped the way they have, how about dropping the nine-tenths of a cent from the bill.
I'm JB and that's The Way it Oughta Be.