So this week we saw a surveillance cam video of a gas theft in which the getaway driver suffered an itchy right foot and sent his female accomplice flying. That was pretty weird. What other oddities have you witnessed while filling up? I had the. . . well, I wouldn’t call it good fortune, to once witness an extremely rotund gentleman climb aboard the speedboat he was trailering, dragging the gas pump hose over the poop deck as he did so, and he was wearing nothing but a Speedo. Yeeesh!
I’ve always considered the gas station to be like a public urinal- not the smell mind you, just the rules of engagement. It’s generally a good idea not to butt in line, keep conversation with your fellow patrons to a minimum, and avoid eye contact. Still, sometimes your best efforts to simply get some gas and then on with your life can be thwarted by others.
Have you found your fill ups to be drama free events? Or, have you ever experienced the gas station loiterer whose sad tale of needing a few bucks for gas so he can get home to see his dying mother plays even less well the second time you hear it, a week later? What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen at a gas station?