The Arkanssouri Blog.: Oyster Shrugged.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Oyster Shrugged.

Randian superheroes do exist in the real world.

Putting the price way up over $4 a gallon isn't about making a profit. It's
about making a statement to a multinational corporation. After Shell forced him
to pay higher prices for gas in San Francisco and jacked up his rent, Oyster
says, he decided to fight back.

"I got fed up,'' Oyster admits. "It makes a statement, and I guess when
people see that price they also see the Shell sign right next to it.''

In fact, far from making a huge profit, Oyster is going out of
business. He has operated the Shell station at Sixth and Harrison for 22 years,
but he's walking away from it at the end of the month, handing over the keys to
Shell officials and expecting them to shut it down.

"I'm getting nothing for the station,'' he says. "I just give them the
keys and walk away. . ."

I wonder what job he'll take up in Galt's Gulch. Window-washing, perhaps.

[H/T 2 Drudge.]

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