Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm so bad

While watching a station out of Halifax today I heard a commerical about the upcoming news and story that lead "Nova Scotia wakes up to the highest gas prices in Canada at 130.00". I chuckled, because the gas here in Hay River is 134.9. I couldn't resist shooting off a quick email that stated:

I couldn't resist writing. I am currently living in Hay River, NWT but I am from Lower Sackville NS. I watch the news everyday by satellite. You have a story on tonight stating that "Nova Scotians woke up to the highest gas price in the country at 130.0". Here in Hay River our gas price is 134.9/L. Last I checked, Northwest Territories is still in Canada. It is not my intention to be arrogant, I just got a little chuckle out of the headline and couldn't resist dropping you a line. Watching the show keeps me in touch with what is going on back home. Tina Schwartz, Hay River, NWT

While watching the news (at this point I couldn't resist to see if they acknowledge my email) I noticed the headline was changed to "the highest gas prices in Eastern Canada". Steve Murphy (the anchor who I love) ended the piece by saying "We have heard from people in BC and the Territories where prices are higher". Then he gave a little smile, and I'm sure that smile was for me.

6 comments:

Jackie S said...

I love this, it's exactly the sort of thing I would have done. And do, all the time when I read a typo or error in a CBC.ca story.

But I think it was a classy touch to add:

"It is not my intention to be arrogant, I just got a little chuckle out of the headline and couldn't resist dropping you a line. Watching the show keeps me in touch with what is going on back home."

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

Thanks Jackie!

Valentina said...

LOVED it! Good for you to take the time and write to them.
Gas prices here are even higher... with the conversion, it's closer to 3 dollars a litre...

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

That was cute!!

Trudie said...

You did just the right thing!
When we lived in Inuvik, I used to get so peeved with the weather reports. The only time they'd mention Inuvik at any length was when there was a blizzard, mega-low temperatures or the like. The rest of the time you could think we didn't 'have' any weather up there!
That price for gasoline - was that per liter???

Anonymous said...

Interesting story. The gas prices are not the only things that are high in BC.