"A one-day boycott makes no sense whatsoever," said Tyson Slocum, energy program director at Public Citizen, a national consumer advocacy organization. "You're not reducing consumption, you're just buying on a different day."
Yeah, it's hard to explain that to the maroon that forwards you the e-mail. You can't tug the oil companies by the pump, because they've already made their money before then:
But Fiore said the boycott could be problematic if it took off.
"We hope citizens understand that they are not harming an oil company, but a small businessman," he said.
So, spare the station owners grief, and just concentrate your ire on the oil company execs, and the politicians that enable them. Less sanguine souls than I would probably suggest kneecappings or even ammonium nitrate deliveries.