Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My BP Boycott



First before I tell you why I'm boycotting BP gas stations let me tell you what I think about Oil Drilling. First I think our Country needs to drill or we will be at the mercy of other Countries (they can raise our prices etc). But here is what I think of BP. Not only did they do a lousy job of cleaning up the mess down South but I think they have other issues coming down the pike. I saw a documentary last night on the Alaskan pipeline and it looks like BP is also trying to cut corners there. Cutting out jobs and not maintaining equipment etc (basically my theory is they may be creating more safety issues). Any maybe it's not really BP I'm pissed at but just large corporations fucking with people.
So today I quit going to my BP station where I live. You can all do what you want but I've lived with a corporation that screws people (the company I work for). And my thought last night is I can do something about this. I can cut out the money I give them and hopefully that is at least some strain on them buying pencils or paper clips for the office.

Coffee and Doughnut in the morning......$1.50 x 52 weeks....(I'm getting fat anyways)...= $390.00

Gas for both of my cars......just a ball park but I'm guessing I'm in the $3000.00 / year.

Odds and ends (butter, eggs etc) add on about $100.00 throughout the year.
So as of today *I'm cutting out at least $3500.00 from BP......The less money they have ....the less cash in their pockets.

Again its not the fact they had an oil spill. I'ts the way I think they run their company. Everyone has choices (even BP) I just chose to wash my hands of them.
The Black Widow

4 comments:

  1. I did the same thing, decided not to give them any money. It's hard to imagine anyone who wouldn 't make another choice given there are usually so many. I like that you added it all up to show just how much we donate to gas stations along with our additional purchases there. It's this kind of thinking, and making new choices, that we all could learn to do more of, in many areas of our lives, starting now. Thank you for this post.

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  2. Well said! I'm with you. BP will get absolutely no more of my gas money. They should be ashamed of themselves, though I doubt they are.

    Just wanted to drop by and thank you for visiting and following my blog. I really, really appreciate it. I'm following you back, cheers!!

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  3. I can honestly say I have never bought a drop of gas from BP. I like your boycott...it could be effective if everyone would do it also.
    I came across your blog through another blog I follow and have signed up as a follower. When you’re free, please do visit me and let me know what you think of my blog and leave a comment. If you like, do follow as well. I am always open to great new people and interesting websites. Look forward to hearing from you.

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  4. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God's blessings too you. Lloyd

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The Black Widow