The Price of Petrol

Kim sent me this email today which is a thought provoking view of the price of petrol compared to other liquids that we consume. I think whoever wrote it has missed the point, but read to the bottom where I will add my commentary.

All these examples do NOT imply that petrol is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are.
You will be really shocked by the last one (at least, I was)!!!

Think a litre of petrol is expensive?

This makes you think, and also puts things into perspective.

Can of Red Bull, 250ml, $2.95 … $11.80 per litre!

Robitussin Cough Mixture, 200ml, $9.95 ….. $49.75 per litre!

L’Oreal Revitalift Day Cream, 50ml, $29.95 ……… $599.00 per litre!

Bundy Rum, 1250ml, $51.00 …. $40.80 per litre!

Visene Eye Drops, 15ml, $5.69 … $379.00 per litre!

Britney Spears Fantasy Perfume, 50ml, $29 . $580.00 per litre!

And this is the REAL KICKER.

Evian water, 375ml, $2.95 …$7.86 per litre!
$7.86 for a litre of WATER!!
and the buyers don’t even know the source
(Evian spelled backwards is NAIVE!!)

Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap? So they can hook you for the ink!! Someone calculated the cost of the ink at, you won’t believe it but it’s true; $1,040 a litre.
$1040.00 A LITRE!!!

So, the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Red Bull, Robitussin, L’Oreal or, God forbid, Printer Ink!!!!!

And – If you don’t pass this along to at least one person, your muffler will fall off!!

So, this is my take on the email. All of the mentioned products are made by using OIL, the very thing that drives the manufacturing of just about every single product in our current civilisation. So when you do fill up your Car, SUV, or Truck, think about driving less and consuming less of the crap above (especially bottled water). Please take the time to think about the CO2 that you will be pumping into the atmosphere and oceans, when you next take that 2 minute drive, that would only take you 15 minutes of your precious time to walk. We evolved with feet, so use them regularly, or your muffler will not be the only thing that will fall off!


  1. says

    Further to this email from Kim, it is my firm belief if you drink to much of any of these products you will drop off…completely off the planet.

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