Jul 23, 2009

It's the little things

I drove up to get gas yesterday at one of my regular gas stations, the one on the way to work. And as I drove up to the pumps, I was like, JUMP BACK.

They were so new, they were practically SHINING. Everything that was wrong with the old ones, is right with the new ones.

My pump was graffiti-less. Smudgeless. Pristine. I must have been within the first 50 users.

Huge buttons IN GRADE ORDER, not one of those tricky pumps that puts the regular-grade gas in the middle, so that when you punch the button to the far left you end up paying for mid-grade or high-grade gas. SNEAKY.

A big display that tells you how much gas you're pumping and how much money you're hemorrhaging. I didn't have to squint to read it.

Buttons for entering your debit card PIN or ZIP Code for security purposes. Numbers legible? Check. Enter and Clear buttons clearly marked? Check. Absence of other confusing buttons? Check.

Clearly this is the gas station version of THIS:

I'm a HUGE FAN. This will no longer be my gas station on the way to work. It will be my Gas Station of Choice.

Assuming, of course, that I'm not tackled to the ground the next time I get out to pump my gas because I've been put on the Terrorist Watchlist for taking 20 pictures of the gas pump last time I was there.


brightleigh said...

Hilarious! You could always say you were a reporter for a blog and you were just notifying your local readers of the new gas pumps. LOL!

Sarah T. said...

Does it have the clip thingies on the pump so you can walk away while it's pumping? That's of utmost importance to me. (Although I've found that if I grab one of Brady's tennis balls from the car and stick it in there, it works pretty well, too.)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

SET, yes, it has the clip thingies on the pumps. THAT IS A MUST.

I'm a Mom!..? said...

Man!! I wish my gas station was this up to date, the one closest to me sucks - never has the set clip, it's so slow, and always wants me to come inside for a receipt, like that's going to happen with 3 kids in the car.

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