Friday, April 01, 2011

This will be fun and interesting....give me an "A"!

April Fool's Day: well I thought this was a very bad April's fool's day joke, actually made my heart stop for a second while I read this in shock....I received this email from a friend today, actually April Fool's joke wasn't really the first thing that came to mind and really it wasn't that far fetched either. But I was glad when I arrived at the link and that's all it was........or was it? Who knows...with the way things are going.....not impossible I guess!

Massive gas price increase overnight
by Staff 
Brace yourself. Gas prices in Canada are set to shoot up dramatically tonight.
Gas is set to rise by an unprecedented 30 cents a litre, as world events drive prices up across the country.

Furnace oil and diesel are expected to follow suit, rising by 35 cents and 26 cents, respectively.

In light of the current global situation, Canadians are already feeling the pressure at the pump. And many have had enough.

"It's just ridiculous," says Matt Hennessey. "They can't honestly expect us to keep paying more whenever they decide to raise prices."

As bad as the situation sounds, experts worry things could quickly get much worse. Canadians could see everything from the cost of food to the cost of public transportation rise as a result.

"These prices may have been triggered by events beyond our control, but it's going to cause unrest in Canada," says Tom Schaefer, editor of The Petroleum Post. "I'm expecting protests, riots, and strongly worded letters to Parliament."

People in Canada, naturally, will look to the Tar Sands to help curb skyrocketing prices. Unfortunately, Canada lacks refinery capacity and is already at its peak for production.

"For now, people will just have to open up their wallets and pay these outrageous prices," says Schaefer. "I'm not happy about it either."

Click here to find out how much gas will cost in your city.


Unknown said...

It's sad that all day today people will be sending out important emails and you'll have to wonder if it's real or not. April Fool's Day is one big joke, literally :)

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Karen M. Peterson said...

I don't know...Sounds to me like they're trying to make you glad you're "ONLY" paying this much instead of the crazy inflated price!

That is a pretty cruel gag, though. Because what if it's not...

Tina said...

That was my thought too...i am lucky to only pay whatever it will be today !

Sharon said...

Yep, will have to look at every email with a grain of salt today. Some people.... but.... I used to do it myself sometimes.

Joan said...

Unfortuately this is no joke here in the States. Everything in the April Fools article seems to be already happening!