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OK, so it was 6 AM this morning and I stopped and got some gas before work. I filled up my little Accent for 30 bucks and went in to pay with cash. The line was about 7 people deep who were all buying items or paying with a credit card. I have just filled my car with gas to an even $30.00 and I have the exact amount in my hand. I figured instead of waiting in line for 15 minutes, I'll step between the first and second person in line, place my $30.00 on the counter and annouce to the cashier "Pump #3, have a great day"......

 

.......well, I have never pissed off more people in my life. The last 5 people in line began to roll their eyes, mumble under their breath and make comments like "You special or something?" and "Wait like the rest of us".....

 

I honestly dont think it's rude what I did, but I dont think I will do it ever again because of the response it recieved.

 

Was I rude or is what I did acceptable? or maybe both?

 

 

BigMike

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OK, so it was 6 AM this morning and I stopped and got some gas before work. I filled up my little Accent for 30 bucks and went in to pay with cash. The line was about 7 people deep who were all buying items or paying with a credit card. I have just filled my car with gas to an even $30.00 and I have the exact amount in my hand. I figured instead of waiting in line for 15 minutes, I'll step between the first and second person in line, place my $30.00 on the counter and annouce to the cashier "Pump #3, have a great day"......

 

.......well, I have never pissed off more people in my life. The last 5 people in line began to roll their eyes, mumble under their breath and make comments like "You special or something?" and "Wait like the rest of us".....

 

I honestly dont think it's rude what I did, but I dont think I will do it ever again because of the response it recieved.

 

Was I rude or is what I did acceptable? or maybe both?

BigMike

 

 

Mean people suck.

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I do the same thing.

 

When they asked if you are special, did you say "Yes?"

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Pre debit card days i would do that.......but i always gased up at the same place and the counter help knew me.......they actually liked the fact that the line didn't get longer.......there were some eyerollers at times ....but F them.......people that wait in lines end up at Spains........ :D

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You shouldn't do it. I can't believe that you actually took the time to figure out that all 7 were going to be using CC's, buying more things, etc. I would not have liked it either.

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Here in my part of town its like an unwritten rule where if you are paying for gas and have the exact amount of money you can "cut" the line. The only thing is you do not actually "cut" in between people you just go start another line by the pump register (which is in front of everyone) and the teller usually takes the money to get you out of the store.

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nothing wrong with what you did at all. u didnt cause anyone else in line to lose anymore time, well maybe 3 seconds for the clerk to put the money in the drawer.

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That is one of the more rudest things people do.

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Yep, unwritten rule here. If you have exact change for the pump, then you're okay to do that.

 

What really irritates me is when people pay cash (get an f'n debit card)!

 

Then when they have to walk inside to pay cash, they don't move their car from the pump line to walk inside.

 

The necks around here do that all the time. They have to fill up a pump lane while they run in to get their Bud Lite and chit-chat about how Dale did this past weekend. :mad:

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I use my debit / Credit card whenever possible for this very reason. If it's a nice gas station store you might have people in there shopping for the week which could take forever so if the line was long due to this and I had exact change I would put the money on the counter as well and say the pump #.

 

And you know someone in that line is getting lotto tickets or lottery tickets to which they may scratch them off right there.

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Well I think it really depends on if its "pay before you pump" or if they can ring it up after the line clears. If its the former then I'd say its all good. If they have to stop what they are doing then you should wait.

 

What I love is waiting behind people that are buying lottery tickets... :D I actually have the tellers at my local corner store trained. If they see me in line and someone is in front of me trying to buy lotto they will tell them to stand aside and ring me up first.

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What is this thing "cash" you speak of?

 

ETA - Yeah you are rude, and you will die a miserable death because of this.

Edited by peepinmofo

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What is this self service that you speak of :D

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Somebody shoulda kicked your ass for driving an Accent.

Edited by Hugh 0ne

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I never pay cash for gas at a gas station. I try not to go in at all unless I want a pop or something.

 

I wouldn't care about what you did personally. Its no big deal.

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I don't think you should have done that ...but I too drive an accent , so you cant be that bad , lol

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What is this self service that you speak of :D

 

 

:D Last time we went to AC, the guy I was riding with was driving and messed up. He started pumping his own gas at the Wawa. You ever been reprimanded by a Wawa gas attendant? It ain't purty. One day they'll trust you guys to pump yer own gas. Oh yes, one day.

 

Somebody shoulda kicked your ass for driving an Accent.

 

 

+1

Edited by TimC

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I think it's perfectly fine what you did. Although I, too, would've gone to the front of the line and away from the other line if possible.

 

It's the same as if you went to a store that sells newspapers and you put your exact change on the counter while others are on line.

 

Nevermind the stares.

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I don't see a problem with what you did, and it would not have bothered me if I was one of the people in line.

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Rude as SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS !!!. It's not a free for all so don't try to make it one.

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