posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 07:57 AM
I hate replying anonymously, but I'm on a different computer and don't have my login.
Anyhow, gas prices here dropped overnight about $.06/litre (ontario canada), so that was a nice little surprise. Not sure if it has anything to do
with the price of oil dropping, or just one of the many drops so they can raise it even higher come next week.
On a crazy note, I went to fill my truck yesterday at a full serve station I frequent, and told the attendant "40 regular please". He started my
pump and walked away to chat with a buddy on the other side of the pumps. I got out of my truck to check one of my back tires that had been making an
odd sound and wasn't paying attention myself to the pump (it is full serve and it's not my job to pay attention anyhow).
I waited for the attendant to come into the booth so I could pay, and he said "that'll be $112.58". I almost pooped my pants and told him I had
said $40. He said "Ohhhh I thought you said fill it" We argued for 20 minutes...him demanding the money, me telling him he'd better get a hose
and syphon the gas back out because I only had $40. I was in tears by now and called my husband at work. He talked to him for about 10 minutes and
then the attendant took my $40 and told me to get out of the gas station!! I was pissed because I think what happened was he wasn't paying attention
whilst chatting with his friend, and just let the pump go and tried to blame me. I was sitting there with 2 $20 bills in my hand, so why on earth
would I say fill it!!!
Even though I was embarassed, upset and totally frustrated, I did get $72 worth of free gas...so i guess the day wasn't a total write-off