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13 September 2005 @ 06:08 pm
WTF. I am not a gas thief. Go away.  
So I stop by Sheetz for a cookie. I have enough gas that I don't bother to fill up. I buy a cookie, eat it, and get in my car. An attendant comes out of the store toward my car.

Attendant: I don't mean to accuse, but did you get gas?
Me: No, I got a cookie.

He leaves without explanation or apology. What the hell was that all about? I've gone to that particular Sheetz without purchasing gas, oh, about a couple of octillion times, and nobody has ever come out of the damn store to accuse me of pumping without paying. Randy thinks they had a drive-away and were looking for the thief or maybe someone hadn't paid for their gas yet, but if I were going to steal gas, why would I stand outside with food and then go sit in my car? Why would I even park to begin with? I would pump and leave. What do you think - is this the result of some sensible policy or were they being suspicious for no damn reason at all? (I was a ways down the road before I realized how bizarre it was. In an ideal situation, I would have gone in and asked the manager about it.)
 
 
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Jillwanderingrogue on September 13th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
Clearly you look like a hardened gas thief.
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on September 13th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
I knew there had to be some disadvantage to being born with a giant red plastic container for an ass.
icarus | cial: CO pippipcheeriofunkicarus on September 13th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
it's probably because of the rise in gas prices, there's a rise of people stealing gas. the attendant is probably a n00b.
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The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on September 15th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
I don't remember if we have the same goofy pictures, but I have seen "Stealing is bad, umkay?" signs at the gas stations, and I remember them showing up quite a while ago. I'm not sure if you can permanently lose your PA license due to gas thievery, but I know it can at least get suspended for a while. Now I'm curious...