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Old 07-29-2019, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
Calling BS on this one.... Trying not to sound like a peak boomer - There are not too many kids of any kind being taught proper manners these days
Boomers are the worst.
Old 07-29-2019, 06:05 AM
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Local WaWa has one pump where you can get in and out with a large boat. I pull in behind one POS truck with the boat sticking out in the road blocking the turn lane waiting for the guy to move. No filling going on but dude sitting in the truck, so I expected him to e on his way. Beeped the horn to get him to pull up. Finally after not moving the horn got longer and louder. Several people now yelling at the guy to move....he’s sitting there intentionally blocking me eating his lunch.



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Originally Posted by MercuryMan200 View Post
I do a lot of traveling and find myself in low income areas quite often. I have noticed a trend that only seems to happen in these areas. People leaving their cars at the gas pumps for extended periods of time without pumping gas.
last week I waited 5 minutes for a pump to open and ended up leaving so I could find another station.
I guess when you don't work and have no responsibilities the highlight of your day is catching up on old times at the gas station counter.

You need to get out more Lol

I guess you have never been to a WAWA with gas?
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When in Texas....whether a resident or just visiting our fair state...BUC-CEES...yes, I just gave them a free cheap plug!!!! 950 gas pumps...no waiting!!!
Now.. about the low rent neighborhoods. I simply do not use them for a reason I have seen no one address in this thread....card skimmers. How come it is card skimmers are always being found @ stores in the low rent 'hoods?...AND JUST WHO EXACTLY IS LETTING THEM BE PLACED THERE????? I think the owners in those shady places are the ones doing it themselves....& I will not go there....BUTTTTTT..... the owners , um lets just say...aint American. For the FIRST time the other night, I heard of a card skimmer being found @ a "high dollar" subdivision...( by that I mean the subdivision has one of those golf courses running through the middle of it)…& I was actually surprised.
The way you nip this in the bud is you put cameras up high in the awnings & focus them on each & every pump. THEN....you will see the number of card skimmer offences DROP TO ZERO!

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along the same complaints as merc stated, what i cant understand is when in a very busy parking lot you see them get in their car and your waiting so you can take their spot, but it takes them 5-10 minutes from the time they got in until they actually start backing out! WTF are they doing? all my gauges and radio are not even fully up and running and im already in gear!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
along the same complaints as merc stated, what i cant understand is when in a very busy parking lot you see them get in their car and your waiting so you can take their spot, but it takes them 5-10 minutes from the time they got in until they actually start backing out! WTF are they doing? all my gauges and radio are not even fully up and running and im already in gear!
Texting! See it every day.
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It is scary to think that I am old enough to remember pumping gas and then going inside to pay for it! No card readers at the pump and if you did use a credit card it was swiped and you got a carbon copy paper receipt. The world wasn't in a hurry back then.

Having said that I can offer a little insight as to why you probably had to wait. Back in the mid 90's one of my friends owned a convenience store. When his brother got sick I got conned in to working there for a short time to help him out. I did it in the evenings after work as it was only for a few hours a couple of times a week. Even then you could pay at the pump but not everyone uses a debit card, which still holds true today. Because of the decline in society and the amount of theft you are going to either use a card at the pump or prepay. If I didn't know the customer, I didn't turn the pump on. Customer comes in, buys beer, Blunts, and $3.00 in gas to get back to their house. Spends five minutes in the store before finally going out and getting their gallon of gas.

Today, I see it all the time. I travel across two states working and the behavior isn't limited to just the rough areas. It's everywhere! In fact just a couple of weeks ago I was working in Jasper County South Carolina and we stopped to get fuel at a convenience store with a McDonalds attached and watched a woman finish pumping gas and then leave her car at the pump to walk inside with her kids to get food!
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Haven't read the whole thread, but has it occured to you that they are probably inside waiting in line so the can pay cash for their gas?
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Originally Posted by PNut67 View Post
When in Texas....whether a resident or just visiting our fair state...BUC-CEES...yes, I just gave them a free cheap plug!!!! 950 gas pumps...no waiting!!!
Now.. about the low rent neighborhoods. I simply do not use them for a reason I have seen no one address in this thread....card skimmers. How come it is card skimmers are always being found @ stores in the low rent 'hoods?...AND JUST WHO EXACTLY IS LETTING THEM BE PLACED THERE????? I think the owners in those shady places are the ones doing it themselves....& I will not go there....BUTTTTTT..... the owners , um lets just say...aint American. For the FIRST time the other night, I heard of a card skimmer being found @ a "high dollar" subdivision...( by that I mean the subdivision has one of those golf courses running through the middle of it)…& I was actually surprised.
The way you nip this in the bud is you put cameras up high in the awnings & focus them on each & every pump. THEN....you will see the number of card skimmer offences DROP TO ZERO!
No you won't.
Skimmers have been placed at two of my clients stores in Way South Cameron parish Louisiana. Both stores have the criminals on camera, bags of stolen gift cards, an arrest but the parish sheriff says he doesn't have enough evidence to charge. One client has been taken for $13,000 in diesel, that's all the cubans want.
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Bunch of wusses.......
confront them. Tell them how you really feel instead of belly aching here like a high school girl. Man up..
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It's not just low income areas. Gas stations are just magnets for all manner of degenerates. Good friend of mine lives in the West Paces area of Atlanta. Nice upscale area, no apartments, no Section 8, no business to speak of and not a single house within two miles of him that cost less than $500K but there is always some homeless types or riff raff hanging out at his neighborhood gas station.
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I fill up primarily at Sam’s/Costco just to avoid such.
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Originally Posted by MercuryMan200 View Post
I do a lot of traveling and find myself in low income areas quite often. I have noticed a trend that only seems to happen in these areas. People leaving their cars at the gas pumps for extended periods of time without pumping gas.
last week I waited 5 minutes for a pump to open and ended up leaving so I could find another station.
I guess when you don't work and have no responsibilities the highlight of your day is catching up on old times at the gas station counter.
I do not stop for fuel in areas like that but there are plenty of inconsiderate people in all areas.
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I love when they leave their car running and rap music blaring with the all the windows down while they go inside to buy a 40
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I fill up primarily at Sam’s/Costco just to avoid such.
Those are worse than regular stations. At least in my area. Most days your going to wait much longer in line there bc it seems everyone has a membership card.
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1+ for NJ and not having to pump your own gas.
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I am so glad I live where I do. I have never run into this situation.

How's that humblebrag for ya? Could have been worse. I could have said my driver has never told me about having to wait to fill up any of the vehicles; the Benz, the Ferrari, the Rover, the ... well you get the point.
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Duh.. if you pull up in front of the store to park - you lose the shade plus you have to back-up..
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Originally Posted by wamc0206 View Post
Those are worse than regular stations. At least in my area. Most days your going to wait much longer in line there bc it seems everyone has a membership card.
it can be at these as well. Fortunately the times of day I am able to swing by makes that a non-issue most of the time.

I much prefer costco to Sams, but work pays for a membership for sams. Their gas pumps are right on my route and quick in/out, up until about 5:00 pm and on weekends.
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I usually get gas in an affluent area - gas pumps blocked at Wawa on a regular basis while people are inside wording food, waiting for it and I guess doing their monthly grocery shopping. I do not believe it is an income issue, it is an illness I refer to as the "I'M THE ONLY ONE ON THE PLANET SYNDROME"

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