A few days ago, I stopped by a Costco early in the morning, to fill up. It was 5:45AM, so that MAY have played a role in what I observed.
I pulled up, and there were a few people already there, filling up. It opens up at 5:30AM, by the way. I pulled up behind a full size van. I immediately noticed that the driver was NOT getting fuel. The filling nozzle was still in place, on the pump. In fact, both of his dutch doors were open, and he was actually in the back of the van, rearranging cargo and cleaning up. After about 1 minute of observing this, I quickly switched “lanes” and pulled up behind somebody who was actually getting fuel, not cleaning the inside of his vehicle.
When I finally got done filling up, I saw that the guy in the van was still in the back, rearranging cargo. I had a good view, and the whole time I was filling up, that guy at no point in time made a move to fill up.
Obviously, his behaviour was inconsiderate, probably even rude. I’m wondering if he figured it would somehow be okay, owing to the early time of day. Maybe he thought he would be the only one, and therefore not inconvenience anybody?
Had a station attendant been there, I would have seriously considered mentioning the whole incident to him. If nothing else, that guy in the van was literally “disrupting the flow of traffic” at the filling station, and possibly causing a minor danger. I bet I wasn’t the only one who pulled up behind him, only to have to change lanes. Just as I changed lanes, somebody pulled up from the street, and they almost ran into me, so there is a slight danger, as I said
Another time, at a 76 gas station in a questionable neighborhood, I saw something equally unacceptable, but of an entirely different nature. Inside the “mini store” where you buy soda, coffee, snacks, etc. and pay for the gas, there were ladies setting up “appointments” if you know what I mean. Not only that, but they and their “clients” were blocking access to the cashier’s booth. Rude AND illegal, as far as I know. What if a father and his young son were in line, waiting to pay, and the son asked the father what those two people were talking about . . . ?
By the way, that silly window to the right of my new topic says “Your topic is similar to . . . Service Engine Soon and odd gas gauge behavior”
Those automatic suggestions and/or guidelines are pretty funny . . . just like the ones that say I’ve responded too many times, and I should give others a chance to chime in. My making numerous comments doesn’t prevent anybody else from also making comments