Prepay For Gas After Dark
Yep, prepay for gas after dark is what the woman hollered out at me from her little pay window at the gas station tonight. I hollered back "What the hell! When did you start that?" You see I've been going to this same station for years now every day almost. I had to walk to the window in the drizzle and wind, then stand waiting behind a car at the window. Finally the car left , I prepaid, walked back and pumped my gas. While I was pumping the go juice I noticed a small note taped to the pump;
"Due to the recent rash of drive offs we regret we now have to request prepaying for fuel purchase. Thank you. The manager."
So I cooled off knowing they can't keep eating these drive offs. But I told the woman when I collected my change at the drive up pay window, (Which is really a joke now being you have to walk up and pay first at the drive up window):"I'm not upset with you but it does hack me off that these jerkoffs get away with stolen gas and we decent law abiding citizens have to pay the price of inconvenience."
"She said: "Yes it does and we the cashiers have to make up the lost difference out of our own pockets."
(Note: So these crooks think they're putting it to the big oil companies when actually they are putting it to the cashier who has to pay for the theft. The gas stations don't lose anything, it's the cashiers who do. I asked one of my brothers who worked at different mini marts and stations over the years and he confirms it. He had to make up the money in his drawer before shift was over or have it deducted from his check.)
Then I suggested to her that the pump manufacturers should make a slot that you have to put your license in before you can pump gas. It holds a copied image of both sides of the license until you pay then it wipes the record clear.
The woman's eyes lit up as she liked the idea and said I should contact someone about that. I can come up with great ideas, I just can't seem to pull them off.
Lastly, just think about those drive offs. The cashier/clerk is making minimum wage or not much more and then have to pony up for the stolen gas. One drive off can cost them a whole days pay. Is it right the cashier should pay?