Monday, November 16, 2009

Dear Gas Stations That Suck:

I am a very busy mom of 3. Fueling my car is one of those things I like to refer to as my Achilles heel. I hate it. I loathe it. It is the bane of my existence. When at all possible I try to time the refilling of my tank to a time when I know my husband will be driving my car.

I don't think my problem comes from actually pumping gas, although I hate having my hands smell when I'm done, mostly it stems from your shitty ass stations with pumps that never work correctly.

As I mentioned above, I am a busy mom with 3 kids. When I stop to pump gas, I like to multi-task. This is my one and only chance to actually clean the 3 week old pancakes up off the floorboard, or throw away the straw wrappers and fallen french fries. The fact that your little trigger thingy on the pump handle never seems to actually work, means that I have to stand there and hold the handle down myself, thus rendering me unable to multi task.

While we are talking about me having to stand there, if your handles are going to be broken the least you could do is have pump that can fuel my car in less than 35 minutes. Slow pumps suck and will typically cost you money because I will put just enough in my tank to drive me to the next gas station. Trust me. I've done it.

When I choose to pay at the pump because I have a sea of offspring in my back seat, it also means that I would like my receipt at the pump. What good is it for me to pay at the pump if I have to come in to get my receipt? I will not get out of the car and haul all 3 children into your store just for and effing' receipt. Keep it...

Not getting my receipt leads to me forgetting to account for the $50 I just spent at your establishment, costing me a lecture from husband about how I forgot to tell him how much I spent so he can balance our account. Not something I need, thankyouverymuch.

So, if you would please take into consideration my complaints, it would be greatly appreciated, and if you don't mind, please keep the part about me leaving my car empty for the husband to deal with to yourself.


I'm a Mom!


Marie said...

I love it!!! I have felt the exact same way many times. The slow pumps & lack of receipts stinks!

countryfriedmama said...

You know that receipt thing makes me nuts.

I have taken to pulling up beside the door, sticking my head in, and yelling that I cannot leave my kids to come in and get a receipt that should have been offered at the pump.

I almost feel bad for the clerks. Each one gets the cumulative wrath caused by all the ones before them.

Oh, well.