Fuel Island Peevs

Discussion in 'Road Stories' started by doglover44, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Huh. I don't run into ANY of those problems. Ever.

    Worst I've ever run into are diesel pumps with the little nozzles...or sometimes a hose that isn't long enough to reach my other tank. there have been times when I've used the hose for the pump I'm next to in order to fill the far side tank, then grab the hose from the other side of the pump and start a second tab for the near side tank. Of course the 4-wheeler who pulls up to that pump before I finish probably isn't too thrilled...but hey, I need fuel and my 14 hour clock is running...ain't got all day, right? I usually make 'em an offer....I'll pay for their fuel if they'll pay for mine. I have yet to have one take me up on that, though.

    A vast majority of the places I go to have the larger high-flow nozzles on the pumps...and most of those even have the satellite pump. Every once in a while, though, I find myself having to use those tiny little nozzles. It is what it is...and when I need fuel, I go to the diesel pump with the lowest price.
     
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  3. mr.nobody

    mr.nobody Bobtail Member

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    heard the story of a driver being killed by another driver at fuel pump in SC ,,driver wanted to leave ,could'nt back up in a one way and a curve into pumps..impossible so he went to truck in front of him to ask driver to move so he can go..heard this story did'nt read it but will do research on archieve's to see if it's true ,,,the driver parked up front argued with man wanting to leave pulled out his gun and shot him dead!!! because he wanted to finish eating his wendy's hamburger before he left....hope that stupid filth enjoys his prison food dreaming of a wendy's triple stacker!!
     
  4. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    Highly doubt it.
     
  5. trucker_101

    trucker_101 Heavy Load Member

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    HuH???:biggrin_2551: :biggrin_25524: :biggrin_2551:
     
  6. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    Lol, that one gets me too. You can never find a good squeegee for the idiots that wash their trucks with them. If you ever notice, their truck looks like a piece of junk regardless what they do. Not to mention, wet diesel is fun to walk on. I had that happen once and did a Charlie Brown kicking a football as soon as I got out of the truck. Talk about embarrassing. It's probably why my back is messed up now. I had a brand new white shirt on too. I had to throw it away after that incident.
     
    groundpounder Thanks this.
  7. corneileous

    corneileous Road Train Member

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    I agree with these statements but only when its during the day. 9 times outta10, you should never not be able to find an easy parking spot. But at night, in most places in the country, good luck finding an empty spot to park in....much less one that you won't have to do quite a few pullups to get into just to grab a snack or use the restroom. Me personally, I'd rather save what few empty spots are left for the late arrivals looking for a place to shut down for the night.
     
  8. corneileous

    corneileous Road Train Member

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    Yeah, let's add to the problem so they sit there even longer on a busy day when people need to fuel.......
     
  9. corneileous

    corneileous Road Train Member

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    But that would be too easy.
     
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