Going numb, gallon by gallon
Friday, May 2, 2008
BY TIM DOULIN
Pressing a computer button, Basem Hamdan changes the price of gas.
He dropped it 6 cents for a gallon of regular, to $3.59, on the digital sign yesterday morning at the Marathon Express he manages at Parsons Avenue and Williams Road on the South Side.
“Just to match the street price,” Hamdan says.
He monitors the prices at the Speedway about a mile and a half away on S. High Street and at other nearby stations. If they drop their prices, so does Hamdan. If they raise them, he matches them.