Posted On: Friday - June 10th 2022 8:43PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity
I'd seen this lady 6 or 8 times before, she being one of about 3 people that work at the counter of this particular gas station/convenience store/fast food joint. I never did like her, as this middle aged White woman talked like a whigger. I guess it's who you grow up with, but it was disgusting to listen to.
Even so, I was nice, as I just walked in the place to ask her if the price on the sign outside that said "Cash" was the same for the use of debit cards. That's usually the case, but I am never sure, and the prices on the pump itself (for each fuel grade) were not displayed.* I would have paid cash if that weren't the case, and this time, since I didn't plan to fill up, this would have been the only walk inside, so it would be simple either way.
It went like so:
"If I pay for my gas with a debit card, is it the same price as on the sign?"
"I don't know."
"You work here, though." (The niceness had worn off quickly!)
"When I pay, it gives me the same price as on the sign."
"OK, so you DO know! Thanks."
What did I do that day to deserve to be in such a stupid conversation?
PS: The reason I didn't want to fill up this vehicle this time was because for 2 weeks now I've been in the mode of waiting for gas prices to go down. That didn't work out. It has been going up about 10 cents every couple of days.
PPS: The cash vs. credit deal at the gas stations was discussed on this blog a year and a half ago, during the middle of the Kung Flu PanicFest, in Hurrah for Credit Card charges!.
* Yes, that's the case even after paying/selecting the type. It was just the usual shoddiness that one may expect now - nobody anywhere knows how to fix this I guess, or nobody thought that was worth doing.