There's a new--or should I say updated--gas boycott e-mail that's going around:
Let's make this happen!!!
If you need gas, get it the day before or the day after! Remember Friend: Don't Pump Gas NO GAS...On May 15th 2007. Don't pump gas on May 15th. In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight.
On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in a lot of places. There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up.
If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companys pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day.
First, no such thing occurred in April 1997.
Second: "If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 out of the oil companys pockets for just one day" and put it back in the day before or the day after.
Third: Gas boycotts cannot, will not and do not work, and here's why from last April.