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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Morals Conquer Morons  

I went to fill up some gas today, and I pulled up to the station, and was confused to find the screen telling me to return the nozzle to the holder. The thing was, it was already there. After a few seconds, I realized that the sensor missed it, and the person who used the pump last used a credit card, and was stupid enough to not make sure that their transaction had completed before driving away.

I will say, for a few seconds, I was tempted. Even after I jiggled around the nozzle to finally close it down, and it asked me if I wanted a car wash, I came close... but nope. Kept hitting no and cancel until it was all closed up, and even though it was a little thing, I felt good about myself... yeah, kinda sad to feel good that one doesn't succumb to stealing, but eh, it's something.

Anyway, just wanted to warn everyone, if you're using credit cards at the pump, just make sure you cycle through the process til' it's complete... not all people will be so kind to morons.

posted by Holz | 10:43 PM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (4)


Good job taking the high road, Holz!!!

You're a "ubkuyumo" in my book!

By Blogger The K Man, at 10/13/2005 5:17 AM  

Yeah kudos to you man. You did the right thing. And no matter how much money it cost you, you'll feel good about it afterwards. It's like picking up a hooker. ;)

As far as "completing the transaction". I always print a receipt and that keeps me from having a premature evacuation.

Rassum frassum ttmnee

By Blogger Stan, at 10/13/2005 5:50 AM  

I dont know... Although I do agree that you did the right thing and I would have done the same.. I do sometimes feel that is someone is dumb enough to do something like that they deserve to get taken advantage of..


By Blogger Larakin, at 10/13/2005 7:55 AM  

Shoot, you know me - I would be the idiot - in fact last week I did not get a receipt even though I kept pushing receipt - maybe it was not done. Oh well - I believe the next person was as kind and honest as you.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/13/2005 4:34 PM  

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