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Old 06-16-2014, 12:25 PM   #29
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I am not usually in that much of a hurry when I am wanting to gas up. But I did despise that one jackarse last week who spent a good ten minutes in the store, car blocking the pump I needed, then they come out and start gassing their car! Some are just born stupid.
Some pumps require you to go inside to pay, so if there's a long line at the SINGLE cash register, sometimes it isn't the "jackarse's" fault. Last week we were gassing up around lunch time and the line of people with their pre-made sandwiches and junk food took forever.

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Old 06-16-2014, 01:10 PM   #30
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You can honk your Hadleys, fret and curse until you are hoarse, and pound your fists until they turn pink, but the issue will neither go away nor will behavior be improved.

I will not let the behavior of others cause me any futile anger, as long as there is a cold soda is in the fridge, my iPhone has a signal, and patience is still a virtue.


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Old 06-16-2014, 02:50 PM   #31
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We had our worst fueling stop ever today. There was a car left blocking 3 different pumps while she was inside. She finally came out and put a few dollars of gas in and then left her car again. She came back a second time to put some more gas in and finally moved her car. She then pulls up into the HC parking spot and gets out again and after being in the Love's store for a few minutes she pulls up to another pump. The only thing I could think of was she was begging for gas money.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:58 AM   #32
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We pulled into a station behind a gal pumping gas on the last pump. No problem, we need to be on that side, we can wait since she was there when we pulled in. She left and before we could pull forward a guy in a pick up pulls around us and into the next pump up. While my husband is fuming, I get out of the MH and start guiding him forward until the front of the RV is about an inch from the guys bumper. We were able to get our gas, but I think we let the guy know he was a jerk without us saying a thing. The look on his face was priceless. I don't think he knew what we were going to do...lol
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:20 PM   #33
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Did that lady "ask" for a break in line or did she just take it? If she had saked and if I was in a good mood I would have let her break in front of me..however, if she just announced that she was breaking line in front of me I would have told her to cool her jets and get in the back of the line or come back later. She would not have taken liberty with my time just because she felt like she had some place to be. I don't condone rude people.
She just went to the head of the line without waiting for an answer.
I'm just like CampDaven
I will not let the behavior of others cause me any futile anger, as long as there is a cold soda is in the fridge, my iPhone has a signal, and patience is still a virtue.
I ended up having a very nice conversation with the lady in front of me, the line cutter ended up with nothing but her $24.76 money order she was after and a lot of ill will.
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:56 PM   #34
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I work at the Gas Station at a Costco.....you come fuel with me (or any other Costco)....they won't be in your way long...
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:45 PM   #35
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Guess I've been retired too long, those people don't bother me, I just sit or stand and watch the others get hot and vent. If they start reaching under their seat I do try to make as small a target as possible...so far I haven't been shot, yes I live in the greater Atlanta area. What gets my blood boiling really quick is to be in a back up on the interstate either stopped or moving at the great speed of maybe 3 mph when some "I got to be there NOW" comes flying by in the emergency lane. That I can't take...love the truckers that pull over and block the lane. And you are correct, we have forgotten how to wait, got to have it or do it now. But I've learned how to sit back and smell the roses from way up in the HR.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #36
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We pull a 32 ft tt and what never ceases to amaze me is how many gas stations off of major interstates are so tiny!! We've pulled off several exits only to find the worlds smallest gas station. My Dh is a wiz at maneuvering and somehow he gets us in and out. (Maybe blocking some pumps but... When in need..)
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:27 AM   #37
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If there is a line I get up and take a bathroom break or grab a soda. I exercise patience as those who are behind my RV and toad must wait for my big fuel tank to fill. When I pull up to a pump I take up and block a whole island as my filler is near the rear wheel. I don't rush and I try to pay at the pump but that is not always possible at some stations for various reasons.
Now I recently arrived to Oregon and will have an attendant (by OR law) filling my tank. I expect it will take longer to fuel up. Wonder if they clean windshields too?
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On my last fill-up (major gas/convenience combo), the lane I chose had a church bus/van in it. Since there was nobody pumping gas, I figured the driver was already inside paying and it would only be a minute or two. I'm patient. Twenty minutes later, my wife went into the store and there were about 20 kids shopping. The driver was yacking it up with one of the cashiers - who I blame since it wasn't hard to see my 32' RV sticking out, almost causing problems for anybody else trying to enter the lot. Five minutes later, I gave up. DW got out and stopped traffic so I could back out and we left. That station lost a $200 sale. Angry? Nope. I'm used to it - I always pick the wrong lane at the grocery store too.
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I chose a truck lane at a P/FJ recently that had a truck pulled forward to the hold line. I thought he would surely be finished and out of there by the time I fueled up. Wrong! We sat for a full 30 minutes after I finished fueling, waiting for him to move. He finally came out of the P/FJ with a clean towel under his arm and strolled to the truck, and then moved it to a parking spot!
I use truck lanes for the reason most others do, but I've never seen a trucker be so inconsiderate toward his fellow drivers.
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Try Fueling at the Mom & Pops Truck Stops, Prices are better too
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:37 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by DMTTRANSPORT View Post
Try Fueling at the Mom & Pops Truck Stops, Prices are better too

What you have to watch here is that fuel does move as fast so fuel problems will possibly be more prevalent; think diesel.
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Try driving in Texas, pulling your car behind your motorhome, doing the legal speed limit, and moving over onto the blacktop shoulder so cars can pass in a legal passing zone, and nobody passes. Then, when we get to a four lane divided highway watch the cars go flying by and waving the finger at us. There is something seriously wrong with those poor, uneducated, illiterate (never read the driving manual provided by the state), downright stupid morons that do not understand simple etiquette.

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