When I pull into a gas station, I want to get some gasoline, unmolested. I don't want ANY push marketing blasted at me in audio or video at the pump. I don't need any complicated & inefficient vapor capturing device that is so sensitive that it shuts off the pump automatically before my tank is filled. I don't want beggars coming up to me and indignantly demanding change or "just a dollar" as they do at the PCH Chevron in Dana Point near Gelson's market.
But even my homey, local Chevron station has started replacing its pumps, one-by-one, converting them from efficient, working "CV" pumps to "O-C" pumps with a a spiral logo. The "O-C" pumps are overly sensitive and annoying as hell.
Just let me get some gas, please. Until Dr Desert Flower buys the hybrid she wants, and then I'll be buying much less gas.
(by the way... if you make your wife get her own gas, instead of refilling her car for her every chance you get, your father didn't raise you right, and you're setting a bad example for your sons. Yes, women CAN get their own gas, but they should never have to, if their husbands or significant others are doing their jobs proactively and looking out for them. I've gotten one manicure in my life [and I will not get another], change my own oil, handle chlorine tablets bare-handed and do my own yard work. Getting a little bit of gas on my hands from time to time is not a big deal. The same cannot be said for the more delicate, feminine hand of an educated woman with a capable husband)
1 year ago