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Eddie B
05-06-2005, 04:29 AM
So i'm at the gas station yesterday, parked at 2 pumps, since I can't park any other way. I'm pumping 120 some dollars into the truck mowers and 5 gal tanks. This lady parks behind my trailer and expects me to move my truck forward. I'm not starting my truck and moving it while pumping gas, no way no how, and even if I did, i'd be blocking all traffic in and out of the gas station. I told her I can't move the truck while pumping gas, its a fire hazard. "Well how long are you gonna be? I'm in a hurry." I said "At least 10 minutes." She got real mad and went in and talked to whoever was working inside. They came out and asked me to move my truck. I flipped. A customer is spending 100 some dollars at your pump and you expect them to move for some lady who can't wait for someone to finish? You are out of your mind. Anyone else have these experiences at the pumps? I go to this station because it is cheaper... 2.05 compared to 2.15-2.19 at the others. It really ticked me off that they wanted me to move. :realmad:

lawnman_scott
05-06-2005, 06:29 AM
I would refuse. Their hands are tied anyway. Some old bag wants them to tell you to move, so who do they make mad? Make it easy on them and make her mad yourself.

crawdad
05-06-2005, 07:56 AM
Ask them if you should move your truck to the gas station up the road.

jpa375
05-06-2005, 08:03 AM
Yeah, that'll show 'em who's boss. Probably will keep the 17 year old who works there from sleeping at night.

QualityLawnCare4u
05-06-2005, 08:04 AM
Peoples rudeness and inconsideration cease to amaze me! "Im in a hurry" she was thinking about herself and not you or no one else. I would have intentally took me sweet *&* time. I have -0- tolerance for people like her.

ICE
05-06-2005, 08:10 AM
You just reminded me to check ALL of my fluids! Thank you very much! :D :waving:

crawdad
05-06-2005, 08:17 AM
Yeah, that'll show 'em who's boss. Probably will keep the 17 year old who works there from sleeping at night.

So I guess you would have moved?

Tony1045
05-06-2005, 08:46 AM
I'd have definitely stayed there and checked every fluid level, tire pressure, lug nut and light on the truck AND trailer, until she finally got the message and moved her own dumb a**. Nothing like an a**hole to start your day off right!! This would be a great job if it were'nt for the people. :drinkup:

PMLAWN
05-06-2005, 09:25 AM
She may be a regular customer of the inside of the store (where the profits are). The reason that most gas stations are now mini marts or more is the profit is made inside and not at the pumps.
Are you a regular customer and do you know the people that work there.
I put about $150. per day into gas but the guys put about the same on the counter for food and drinks. The owner likes my guys a lot more than me.

Still not fair and I would move when I was done just like any other customer.

"This would be a great job if it were'nt for the people. " I like that

coastallandscapesolutions
05-06-2005, 09:30 AM
I would have looked at them and said "NO" and went back to what I was doing. What are they going to do?

wojo23323
05-06-2005, 09:31 AM
After fueling I'd go in and use the restroom and buy some snacks.

Davis Lawn Mowing, LLC
05-06-2005, 09:33 AM
I have not had this happen while getting gas, but last summer I was putting air in my tires on my truck. The air compresser hose and meter for the station is on the backside of the building. I am going to put 38 pounds in each tire, they were at 32 when I start, so 6 pounds in each tire. Truck was just bought about 2 weeks before this and it was running below the 38-44 recommended for the truck. So anyway, I am sitting there just finishing up with the first tire putting the cap back on when a complete POS pulls up in a scuzbucket mid 80s Chevy Van rusted to the bejesus belt with a spare tire for a camper needing air. Hey you kid(im 26 by the way), how much f'n longer are you gonna be? This jerkoff was there for about 20 seconds literally and he is already spouting off. Im gonna be as long as it takes ahole, my words exactly here with the real word used instead of the toned down Lawnsite version. I got 3 tires more to do and I am gonna take my sweet ass time doing them now buddy. This guy is ranting and raving, I know for a fact I could have easily beat his drunk ass within an inch of his life if he got froggy, no question about it. Im gonna go talk to the owner and make him move your sorry ass, you are wasting my time. I said go ahead. The owner, who has known my dad since they were 8 years old and are still good friends to this day, comes out and sees me and says, Matt, how ya doing? I said fine Jim, hows business. Jim already did not care for the jerkwads tone and basically was coming out here to do what I was doing, wasting this guys time for being a complete jerk. Are you gonna make him move so I can get this tire filled? Jim said no and dont ever come into my place of business again and start ranting and raving and causing a scene because you have no patience and cant wait your turn like a civilized human being. This absolutely pushed this hungover whack job off the deep end. He storms away cussing and screaming and Jim and I have a chuckle. By the way, we really had a chuckle when this guys burns rubber out of the station(who knew that could happen in a POS 80s van by the way) right in front of a policeman waiting at the light. 100 yards down the road and Mr Jerkwad is getting a nice ticket for being a complete moron. Instead of acting like a normal human being and being patient, he ends up making a fool of himself and costing himself I would guess in the neighborhood of $100. What a dope. Man that was a long story! :laugh:

green thum
05-06-2005, 10:40 AM
:angry: I agree with tony1045,i would have checked EVERYTHING truck and trailer,took my sweet a## time.You should call the store manager and explai the situation,I'm sure they would side with you,matbe even get a little something something for the trouble.nothing like some old battle ax to start the day off huh??

dkeisala
05-06-2005, 12:08 PM
First come, first served...period.

captken
05-06-2005, 10:57 PM
I buy gasoline at Sam's Club. They have the lowest price for gasoline here at $1.96 per gallon. There are always long lines to get fuel. The wait can be as long as 15 minutes, if you happen to be behind my rig. I fill both my truck fuel tanks, the mower fuel tanks, and several 5 gallon gas cans straight gasoline plus the cans with the 2-cycle mix.
One day last week, I had to circle the 6 or 7 islands to get the pump on my side of the truck to fuel it. I was pulling my trailer and had to swing wide. A "lady", and I use that term loosely, tried to cut me off at the pump. I continued my swing, and she had to swerve to get out of the way. She gave me the one finger salute and was mouthing curse words.
Some people. By the time I parked, she had circled back around, as the typical cars in line at the other pumps were 3 to 4, and growing, and proceeded to park behind me. I took my turn in line to it's full advantage.
I topped off both the pickup's tanks, rocking the truck to get the last tablespoon of gasoline in until the tanks were topped off and would hold no more. Hung up the hose, shot a glance at my 'friend' waiting behind me. She started up and had her hand on the gear shife, poised to take my place. I got my receipt for the fuel for the truck, got in to pull up my trailer, she was all grins and giggles, until I stopped and proceeded to fill up my mowers and gas cans, taking the time to flush the Red Max 2-cycle pre-measured bottles with gasoline, using my thumb to cover the top while I shook the pre-measured bottle and poured it into the cans to be filled, [don't want to waste oil] laying the hose down while I shook, and poured the contents into my gas can, being sure to properly dispose the throw-away, the adding gasoline to the half way mark, pausing to shake the gas can, [to insure proper mixing] in general, taking my time.
By this time her gaze was fixed. One hand tightly gripping the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position her arm straight from her shoulder, her other arm resting on the door sill, her hand gripping and massaging her forehead. She Knew! :realmad: I was teaching her a lesson.

patience is a virtue.

The next time in line I got caught behind a large motor home apparently on empty, with 3 empty 5 gallon gas cans they had to fill, towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which I knew needed to be filled up.
I got caught up on my logbook waiting, happily.

Life is short enough as it is without letting trivial things bother you. I wish everyone felt the same.

This is nothing compared to the gasoline rationing in the 70' kiddies. You have no idea, unless you are over well over 40.

Luckily my family farm [plantation] had our own fuel!

Life is good.

Appalachian landscape
05-07-2005, 12:16 AM
I pulled up to a gas pump the other day and stopped. The angle I had to pull in was bad and my trailer was a mile away, so I had to pull through and back up to the pump. This jerk of a woman pulls up behind me and won't let me back up, I decided I would sit there with my reverse lights on for a while and the stubborn bag wouldn't move. I sat and sat for about 3 or 4 min, then decided, " the world is full of a holes" so I tried to go to another pump. I circled around the pumps and try to pull up to another one. Long bed 2500 and 12' trailer don't turn on a dime, so I pull up and back up a little, pull up and back up. I'm finally in position to pull up to the pump, and this major scrub jerkoff pull right in front of me almost causing me to hit him in the side of the truck. He came flying in the parking lot with his 80's model chevy towing his 4x8 with rusty old craftman, and pulled up to my pump. :angry: :realmad: I wanted to teach him a lesson, but I kept my head cool and didn't say anything. I can't believe the nerve of some people.

Green-Pro
05-07-2005, 12:59 AM
PMLAWN She may be a regular customer of the inside of the store (where the profits are). The reason that most gas stations are now mini marts or more is the profit is made inside and not at the pumps.

Please no more I can't take it anymore the same old crap story of the poor mini-mart guy that can't afford to buy his kids xmas presents because he makes NOOOO money on gas, its all made on the $4 a gallon milk, smokes, beer, pop, bait, lottery tickets etc. C'mon!! who the heck goes into a business such as one that, as its main commodity, sells gas full well knowing they will lose their shirt on the gas end of it? This argument never has and never will hold water.

I got an Uncle that owns the ground a station sits on they lease it from him for only a couple of pennies per gallon sold per month. Check out your local mini mart especially one in a half way decent location, watch for an hour at how many vehicles go through the pumps, you can figure the owners cut to be around .10 per gallon. A good location, watch for an hour do the math. The inside crap helps but don't tell me these guys make no money from gas Jeeeze

-Geoff

freddyc
05-07-2005, 01:11 AM
say what you want, I bet they make the most on lottery tickets. "can I have one of those and three of those, and...." :)

ICE
05-07-2005, 01:20 AM
Please no more I can't take it anymore the same old crap story of the poor mini-mart guy that can't afford to buy his kids xmas presents because he makes NOOOO money on gas, its all made on the $4 a gallon milk, smokes, beer, pop, bait, lottery tickets etc. C'mon!! who the heck goes into a business such as one that, as its main commodity, sells gas full well knowing they will lose their shirt on the gas end of it? This argument never has and never will hold water.

I got an Uncle that owns the ground a station sits on they lease it from him for only a couple of pennies per gallon sold per month. Check out your local mini mart especially one in a half way decent location, watch for an hour at how many vehicles go through the pumps, you can figure the owners cut to be around .10 per gallon. A good location, watch for an hour do the math. The inside crap helps but don't tell me these guys make no money from gas Jeeeze

-Geoff

Geoff, Hang on their a minskie kiddo! My brother is a manager at a Hess station, he tells me that they MAKE more money in beer and subs then they do in gas. I did not believe him, but he swears by it. I said, 'So, you mean to tell me that you guys make more $ selling beer and subs, then you do selling gas"? "Defintely, gas is in there, most definately top ten, but not the top dollar maker" he says. I also think that it is a geographic/location thing too. Just because his station makes more $ in beer and subs, does not mean beer and subs do well at other stations. Some people may only need gas, and just gas, and may not want to stop at the local mini mart to get it. I know there are gas stations around here that have bare minimum stuff, because gas is their big seller. Location, location, location.......... payup
Regards,
Tim

lawncare3
05-07-2005, 02:06 AM
Everytime I got to the gas station it's a PITA. I was stupid enough to park righ by the tanker. Then a guy pulls up behind me I was so PISSED UNTIL he told me I left my cap off. Then it made it all better. I also got yelled at by the tanker guy HAY U STUPID MOTHER *^%#$!@ Put that cigarette out!!!!!!!!!!!!! I find the best time to go to the gas station is 3am NOT the day before work.

Green-Pro
05-07-2005, 07:31 AM
Geoff, Hang on their a minskie kiddo! My brother is a manager at a Hess station, he tells me that they MAKE more money in beer and subs then they do in gas. I did not believe him, but he swears by it. I said, 'So, you mean to tell me that you guys make more $ selling beer and subs, then you do selling gas"? "Defintely, gas is in there, most definately top ten, but not the top dollar maker" he says. I also think that it is a geographic/location thing too. Just because his station makes more $ in beer and subs, does not mean beer and subs do well at other stations. Some people may only need gas, and just gas, and may not want to stop at the local mini mart to get it. I know there are gas stations around here that have bare minimum stuff, because gas is their big seller. Location, location, location..........
Regards,
Tim

Tim

I don't doubt you a bit but if you read the one little point in my post I said I realize they make money off the diversification part of the station but for heavens sake I can't take another person talking about how they make no money on gas, what the H kind of business sense does that make? Some I've seen make more than others on gas but thta goes back to location and competition. I know the money my Uncle makes in rent is a hefty chunk of change each month. In this case the mini mart sits on a heavily traveled main highway, has little competition, but is only open until 11 p.m. (they do open at 5 a.m.). Point is if your smart enough and lucky enough to have that good location (in other words a good buisness head) you will make money off the gas, true not all off gas alone but a heckuva a good chunk.

Any way I may be venting a bit here the gas prices are killin me man :) But I don't get to stressed out about it, this added cost gets passed on to my customers, much like every other commodity broker passes them on to the rest of us.

-Geoff

lawnandplow42
05-07-2005, 10:37 AM
i would have refused and pointed out how much gas you were buying

beransfixitinc
05-07-2005, 11:11 AM
I also got yelled at by the tanker guy HAY U STUPID MOTHER *^%#$!@ Put that cigarette out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry, but if you couldn't read signs that should be posted at the pumps and on the tanker that demand "NO SMOKING", then you had every right to be yelled at. Maybe not in those exact words, but still.... it seems some people lack common sense around gas pumps.

nocutting
05-07-2005, 11:28 AM
That really s_cked, ......Once I stopped to go to the bathroom at a gas station [ I was makein sales calls & in my car, w/ magnetics], The "Guy said "No"!...............I was mad, got all the local guys I knew to stop gettin gas there! .......At the time I had 3-trucks & a Chipper, Enen went as far to let the gas guy know that ?..........So Screw him & every other Bone head :angry:

pagefault
05-07-2005, 11:29 AM
Everytime I got to the gas station it's a PITA. I was stupid enough to park righ by the tanker. Then a guy pulls up behind me I was so PISSED UNTIL he told me I left my cap off. Then it made it all better. I also got yelled at by the tanker guy HAY U STUPID MOTHER *^%#$!@ Put that cigarette out!!!!!!!!!!!!! I find the best time to go to the gas station is 3am NOT the day before work.


Why would you possibly be smoking while you are pumping gas? Are you afraid that the cigarettes alone aren't going to kill you fast enough?

Toy2
05-07-2005, 11:36 AM
This was the perfect time to toss an Alka Seltzer tab into your month, put the hat on that says "KILL THEM ALL'', with you foaming at the mouth, she would have hauled a$$ out of there!!!!! :D

proenterprises
05-07-2005, 10:42 PM
I always run into a problem at the gas station, and my trailer is small!. I just find it best not to go at rush hour-ie right before people are going to work, or just as they are getting out. Early morning or late night is the best.

Dogbonz
05-07-2005, 11:03 PM
Re: Scag at the pump,,,

Just ignore her,,,keep doing what your doing,, act like your deaf! If they get out of there car and come-up Bit#hen,,,,Look at them confused and then with your hands making Sign Language type motions ,,say with a hairlip accent, wat da heckis your problim??? r you talkin to me? IM DEAF!! :confused: Now go sit your a$$ down and wait your turn!,,Bit(H!

I cant stand impatient ignorant jerks! Like I said Mean People Suck!

kc2006
05-07-2005, 11:14 PM
This was the perfect time to toss an Alka Seltzer tab into your month, put the hat on that says "KILL THEM ALL'', with you foaming at the mouth, she would have hauled a$$ out of there!!!!! :D

Oh man i laughed my a$$ off when i read that one :D

I go to a place right down the road from me, its close, on the way to the accounts, the pumps are in a line so they're single, not the one in front of the other so you got your pump and you can move forward and reverse if needed. We also have "sheetz" here, they're by far the cheapest for gas but they don't have diesel so i don't go there, they also have HUGE lots which is real nice. I've never had a problem at gas stations, just get to know the people that work there by going there daily and your coverd.

Wolfie's L&L
05-07-2005, 11:24 PM
Sounds like a story from a self-serve carwash I go to frequently--I usually go over my truck once with the whole deal--rinse, soap brush, rinse again-then go over it again to get any missed spots- and everytime I pull into a bay, theres ALWAYS someone who pulls in right behind me when there are other bays open and waits until I'm finished to go in--I don't understand why someone would want to wait 20 minutes when they can go to the bay next to me... :dizzy:

Jason

supper_slash
05-07-2005, 11:36 PM
Well i have had problems at the pumps with or with out the trailer, the same trouble that is listed on all of the posts. Well i found a quick fix, it works great here, but were you are at it might not. Here it is: one time i just got cursed out at the pump was back on the road thinking about how that guy was way out of line, when i looked up and found my answer , in the back of a pickup truck in front of me was a gun rack with a gun in it ( this is normal were i live Arkansas) so i made me a gun rack and bough a red rider bb gun that looks like a real rifel, at a yard sale cheep and have it all mounted in the back of my jeep. it works all of the time here. I never had any one do anything but smile and get out of the way when they see me now. :confused: It makes you wonder if country boyz got it all figured out all ready ???????? :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

Eddie B
05-08-2005, 12:06 AM
Well i have had problems at the pumps with or with out the trailer, the same trouble that is listed on all of the posts. Well i found a quick fix, it works great here, but were you are at it might not. Here it is: one time i just got cursed out at the pump was back on the road thinking about how that guy was way out of line, when i looked up and found my answer , in the back of a pickup truck in front of me was a gun rack with a gun in it ( this is normal were i live Arkansas) so i made me a gun rack and bough a red rider bb gun that looks like a real rifel, at a yard sale cheep and have it all mounted in the back of my jeep. it works all of the time here. I never had any one do anything but smile and get out of the way when they see me now. :confused: It makes you wonder if country boyz got it all figured out all ready ???????? :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:


A friend of mine had BB rifles in his trunk and the police took them all and destroyed them. He wasn't using them, he was just pulled over for a traffic violation and they searched him.

kc2006
05-08-2005, 12:31 AM
Your allowed to transport a gun (never call it a weapon in front of a police officer unless you have permit to carry), at least in ohio you can. Just can't have the ammo with it. I'd be pretty ragged if i got pulled over while going to hunt and they destroyed my 500 dollar shotgun :(

Kelly's Landscaping
05-08-2005, 12:37 AM
I love when the pull behind me filling up with out any thought to what I am you got to see the faces when we get to about the 8th tank with more still to go.

SproulsLawnCare
05-08-2005, 11:32 AM
Well i have had problems at the pumps with or with out the trailer, the same trouble that is listed on all of the posts. Well i found a quick fix, it works great here, but were you are at it might not. Here it is: one time i just got cursed out at the pump was back on the road thinking about how that guy was way out of line, when i looked up and found my answer , in the back of a pickup truck in front of me was a gun rack with a gun in it ( this is normal were i live Arkansas) so i made me a gun rack and bough a red rider bb gun that looks like a real rifel, at a yard sale cheep and have it all mounted in the back of my jeep. it works all of the time here. I never had any one do anything but smile and get out of the way when they see me now. :confused: It makes you wonder if country boyz got it all figured out all ready ???????? :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

Here in Indiana I am able to get a concealed carry permit to carry a pistol. One night on my way home I stopped at a gas station to get some coffee and noticed a questionable fellow approaching my truck from a distance. I was unsure of his intent at the time, but when I stepped out of the truck and allowed my .45 colt to show he did a 180 and forgot about his plan! I don't flaunt it. But it does make a difference when they see the ace your holding!

Frog Lights, LLC
05-08-2005, 11:46 AM
Should have responded in Spanish ...that you don't understand English !!

Tvov
05-08-2005, 12:00 PM
I rarely bring my trailers through gas stations, I put the tanks in the back of a pickup to fill. Even still, it takes a while to fill the trucks, especially the dump that requires you to lift the bed to reach the fill.

I am a big customer at the local station, so they never have a problem when I take awhile at the pump. I have also gotten to know the owner and most of the regular employees there. Always helps.