Fuel For Thought

Fuel For Thought

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I filled up my car’s fuel tank, and I thought fuel has become really expensive after the recent price hike. But then I compared it with other common liquids and did some quick calculations, and I felt a little better.

To know why, see the results below – you’ll be surprised at how outrageous some other prices are!

Diesel (regular) in Mumbai : Rs.36.08 per litre

Petrol (speed) in Mumbai : Rs.52 per litre

Coca Cola 330 ml can Rs.20 = Rs.61 per litre

Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs.20 = Rs.200 per litre

Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs.160 = Rs.320 per litre

Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs.165 = Rs.413 per litre

Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs.45 = Rs. 450 per litre

Red Bull 150 ml can Rs.75 = Rs.500 per litre

Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs.57 = Rs. 570 per litre

Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre Rs. 660 for a litre of WATER???!!! And the buyers don’t even know the source (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre

Cup of coffee at any decent business hotel 100 ml Rs. 50 = Rs. 500 per litre

Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre

Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre

And this is the REAL KICKER…

HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!

Now you know why computer printers are so cheap? So they have you hooked for the ink!

So, the next time you’re at the pump, don’t curse our honourable Petroleum minister – just be glad your car doesn’t run on cough syrup, after shave, coffee, or God forbid, printer ink!

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Author: Austin Comments: 4 comments Date: 16 Apr 2008
Categories: Money Tags: , ,

There are 4 comments. Leave a comment!

  • ¬ AndyS
    #26 April 19th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Some eye opening comparisons. Puts things into perspective.

  • ¬ Austin
    #27 April 19th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Yes indeed, Andy. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  • ¬ Good Things | The Butler Project
    #34 April 25th, 2008 at 6:19 am

    [...] a laugh, check out The Orange Paper’s Fuel for Thought. It will be the first time you’ve ever been grateful your car didn’t run on printer ink. [...]

  • ¬ Shaun Cagey
    #5862 March 12th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    This is my first time to visit your blog and I would say you share nice information. You definitely do research and write very well. Keep it up!

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