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Old 07-28-2019, 11:30 PM
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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.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:46 PM
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It's common here too, people pull up to the pumps, then go inside to "shop" it does kind of piss you off if you just want to get fuel and go, and most places have seperate parking for those not wanting fuel, and it's not low income areas only, it's everywhere.
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Yah definitely in all areas not just low income. It sure does piss me off too though!! Heck is it that hard to just pull up to a parking space to do the rest of your crap shopping?! Pisses me off even more is people who order basically a whole meal for the family plus at a drive thru!! Drive thru is for people grabbing a quick drink or two to me, not entire meals. If you want that crap, park, walk your fat ass inside, order
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by River rat76 View Post
Yah definitely in all areas not just low income. It sure does piss me off too though!! Heck is it that hard to just pull up to a parking space to do the rest of your crap shopping?! Pisses me off even more is people who order basically a whole meal for the family plus at a drive thru!! Drive thru is for people grabbing a quick drink or two to me, not entire meals. If you want that crap, park, walk your fat ass inside, order
If the drive thru was for a “quick drink or two” then places would have limited menus for the drive thru.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:43 AM
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It's called lazy people. Plain and simple. Anything that you can come up with that allows people, to be even lazier will be a success.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:44 AM
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They're holding up the line inside scratching off their lottery tickets.
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What's worse is when they leave their radio blasting their music while they're in the store. Never could understand why.
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They're inside spending that EBT that WE paid for
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Old 07-29-2019, 04:57 AM
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Now now, you know they're inside buying some menthols and having the clerk turn on the pump so they can buy $5 worth of gas.
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:03 AM
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That’s not even close to being in a bad neighborhood.

A gas station in a bad neighborhood is one where as soon as you pull up people walk up and try to pump your gas or start asking you for money.
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Inconsiderate people are everywhere.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
That’s not even close to being in a bad neighborhood.

A gas station in a bad neighborhood is one where as soon as you pull up people walk up and try to pump your gas or start asking you for money.
...and you'd better lock your car while you fill the tank. Yeah, I've been in gas stations like that.
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:46 AM
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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.

ask your dealer where the best gas station is next time. Or quit being cheap and buy your weed in the suburbs.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:41 AM
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I see that also.

I Hate to say it but a lot of common courtesy is taught by parents, and from my experiences, the higher income brackets teach their kids more about etiquette and courtesy.
Lower income is less concerned with those principals and more concerned with jerry springer drama.
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If the drive thru was for a “quick drink or two” then places would have limited menus for the drive thru.
Drive-thru's and bubblegum - worst of the West
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How else am I am gonna get a bag of cheetos and loosie?

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Originally Posted by MercuryMan200 View Post
People leaving their cars at the gas pumps for extended periods of time without pumping gas.
Are you in Texas by chance? That's the norm around here and you don't have to be in a sketchy neighborhood. When Harvey hit 2 years ago, everyone was panicking to get fuel and the lines were out on the street because they would pull up, start the pump, then go inside to get a big gulp, Twinkies, lotto tickets and take a crap.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:57 AM
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Even more irritating is the ones that do that at the diesel pumps with their Honda's! Meanwhile I'm in my F-250 contemplating parking on top of them.. I've intentionally blocked cars in and fueled up around them just they they get irritated as well..8 gas pumps available and you park in front of the 2 diesel pumps and go inside to hang out...
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
That’s not even close to being in a bad neighborhood.

A gas station in a bad neighborhood is one where as soon as you pull up people walk up and try to pump your gas or start asking you for money.

Nailed it. This is what I call a "$5 splash and go" station.... Just get a quick splash of gas to get you home (or even 10 more miles) and GTFO
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by yardpro View Post
the higher income brackets teach their kids more about etiquette and courtesy..
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
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