gas station attendants  

catastrophegirl 40F
975 posts
4/11/2006 11:34 pm

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gas station attendants

for the second day in a row the gas station attendants at the shell station on miami blvd pissed me off. last night was kind of funny but two nights in a row?

last night i put my debit card in the pump, it started to authorize and then they cancelled my transaction. so i had to go inside to pay WITH MY DEBIT CARD so i know it's not the card.

today i checked my bank account before i left work to make sure my card would work. didn't matter. i stepped out of the car, got out my wallet and i didn't even get to put it in the pump. i looked up at the pump and right before my eyes it changed from "please insert card" to "please pay inside"

so of course i got back in my car and went across to the BP to get gas. where everything worked just fine

they aren't the only ones to do this. for some reason there are three gas stations i often go to late at night where the attendants like to make me come inside. i suspect they may just be bored but i have noticed that ALL of the gas station attendants who do this to me speak swahili and i have exchanged a few words with each of them in the small amount of swahili i know.

perhaps they are just amused by the white girl speaking swahili to them?

if they keep doing it i will change my habits and frequent different stations. i do not like people who waste my time for the sake of their own amusement!

8321 posts
4/12/2006 1:14 am

Anytime you get cussed out in Swahili, it's not a good thing.

White girls speaking swahili is a strange thing.

Never heard of that.


"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur

8321 posts
4/12/2006 1:00 pm

    Quoting catastrophegirl:
    i don't get cussed out in swahili. they just want to chat. i understand it's an oddity. but i don't speak enough to have a real conversation. and it's a pain when i'm in a hurry and the attendant cancels my transaction just to make me come in and say hi. if i had time to go inside and chat, i would
You are an oddity.

First chick on here I've found who listens to Siouxsie Sioux & the Banshees.

You're not goth though....


"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
4/28/2006 8:12 pm

I'd be concerned about fraud.

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