Monday, July 17, 2006
Surprises at the gas pump
I found a very interesting thing at the pump on Saturday as I was filling the motorcycle up with gas…Maybe you have also seen this!
The screen on the pump used for debit & credit card purchases was playing TV Land. It started after I stuck my debit card in and made my choices. I watched it in disbelief, then came to the conclusion that it was put there as a diversion to the rising cost of gas…maybe you won’t notice the price of the gas if you’re watching TV Land.
It stopped playing as soon as I took my receipt…And I really didn’t get to watch it much, because it’s hard to pump gas into the bike and watch the little screen at the same time.
Maybe if I’d been in a car, I could have set the gas pump and let it pump itself…and maybe got to watch it more…maybe pulled out one of my lawn chairs out of the trunk, had Jimmy run into the station for some popcorn and something to wash it down with.*S*
Yesterday, I rode for 185 miles and didn’t run into anymore of these TV playing gas pumps…of course some of the stations that we stopped at didn’t even have the debit card slots: they still had the old gas pumps.
For those of you that know the area, we rode from home down to Whitley City, Kentucky and then back home again…It was 97º and it was nice & cool driving between mountain passes and wonderful too when clouds covered the sun, for a bit of relief. Today I’ll rest because tomorrow we’re going on another great adventure to meet a blogging buddy in person…Can’t wait!