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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

'Gas rage' all the rage?

Kansas-Missouri makes the list...

Clerks in line of fire when customers rage about gas prices
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tempers are rising along with gas prices. Gas stations across the country report that drivers are taking out their gas rage against big oil by yelling at clerks and cashiers and sometimes driving off without paying.
Employees of Fleming Corp., which operates 14 gas stations in Kansas and Missouri, have heard everything from “just a mumble-grumble kind of thing to a cheap shot or blaming the clerk for world oil prices,” owner Ed Roitz said.
Steve Grosse is trying humor to defuse tempers. At his Shell station in Manhattan Beach, he replaced the price of gas with the words “arm,” “leg” and “first born.”

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