Would you give away a shower?

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Sea0fgreen, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2009
    New Ulm,MN
    I have more than a couple times been fumbling around with a shower credit machine at Petro/TA (supposed to be at J/Pilot but c'mon) not always there to spend the WHOLE night.:biggrin_25511:

    But anyhow more than a couple times strangers have offered me to take a credit off their card...The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me and of course as I always have (had) a surplus on my "J" card..will/would always give one whoever needs one..And being on the road...Don't we all?? Some more than others but I think there is a thread concerning that issue..:biggrin_2559:
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  3. Aminal

    Aminal Heavy Load Member

    If I told it would ruin it, so I'm not sayin'. If and when I do provide charity to someone on the road and in need, you will never hear about it. It's probably the ONLY thing I don't blab on and on and on and on about; but if and when I do give to another in need I'm quiet, quick and discrete about it. I think the recipient appreciates it that way and to talk a bunch about it makes me feel like I'm just tooting my horn for a pat on the back. I do too much of that anyway without having to diminish a genuine act of kindness with it.

    But for the Grace of God, there go I. We'll let this pass quietly for dignity's sake.
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  4. tangerineGT

    tangerineGT Road Train Member

    Aug 26, 2013
    Red Lion , PA
    Let me ask this .

    Is it maybe rude to ask someone if they want a free shower ?

    Idk I have been standing in line already , and I am like #### good god .
    I know it sounds kinda rude , but you know its kinda like doing a favor for everyone.
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  5. mickimause

    mickimause Road Train Member

    Jan 1, 2014
    Central Michigan
    I would like to thank the driver at the Duncannon, PA Pilot who took pity on a poor, tired (& probably stinky) female driver who apparently hasn't fueled at a Pilot/Flying J in the last week...you are a lifesaver tonight!
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  6. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    I can't get drivers to say Thank You when I hold the door open for them, so, No, not giving away showers anytime soon. I think the headlight interrupt is bad on my truck as I can't get a Thank You there either.
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  7. Criminey Jade

    Criminey Jade Road Train Member

    Aug 16, 2013
    Not Colorado Anymore
    I can see offering a spare shower credit if you come across a new driver who doesn't have enough fuel points on his cards yet. If you're just starting out and you're still waiting three weeks on your first paycheck, $13.00 is a lot of money.
  8. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Houston Texas,USA
    Oh the memories, Sure I give a shower away, have many hundreds of times. Been burned 6 times because they took the towels. They must have needed them real bad. Oh well.
  9. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

    Nov 8, 2009
    The Highway To Hell.
    at any given time I'll have at least 5 on my card, I fuel exclusively at Pilot/Flying J. I have seen guys go to pay for one and hand the cashier my card instead. I don't mind giving away a shower. It's been done for me, and I do it when I am asked.
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  10. Jarhead68

    Jarhead68 Bobtail Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    About two weeks ago at a TA in Indiana I was seeing if I had a shower on my card. I thought I may have 1 but I had been fueling at loves. Well I didn't have one but the guy behind me just stepped up and gave me one of his. I thanked him and told him I really appreciated it but I didn't even get his name. I have given away showers before and it was really nice to see someone do the same without even being asked.
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  11. kid_cardiac

    kid_cardiac Medium Load Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    I never minded giving an extra shower away. There have been a couple of times I was stuck and had no shower credits. And the drivers were nice enough to give one away to me.
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