I went to Walmart this morning, which is about 8 miles from where I'm staying, and bought a few groceries. On the way back to the island I got one of my propane tanks filled and either got ripped off, or paid a "tourist" price for propane.
My first mistake was not asking how much propane cost, I know propane costs vary widely and I was more interested in getting my tank filled up than I was about paying a few cents more for propane. Turns out I didn't get my tank filled up, and paid way more than a few cents extra for propane.
I was watching him fill up my empty 10 gallon tank and he stopped filling at 6 1/2 gallons. I mentioned it should take 10 and he said that's dangerous you have to leave room for expansion. I knew this wasn't true, a 10 gallon propane tank holds 10 gallons and the room for expansion is built into the tank. But I wasn't going to argue with him, and he didn't look like the type that would take criticism very well.
Come time to pay he looked at a paper on the wall next to the register and said $35, I paid my bill and left. Some uncomplicated mathematics tells me that I paid over five dollars a gallon for that propane, which is over twice the going rate at normal places, and here's the problem. I don't know if he charged me $35 to "fill up" my tank, which is a ripoff because he didn't fill it up. Or he charged me over five dollars a gallon for the propane I bought which is an outrageous price possibly reserved just for tourists.....That would be me. Whichever it was they won't see me again.