Some good news: So far I haven’t been ripped-off by the highly-questionable convenience store I wrote about yesterday. When I first got there I tried to buy gas from a pump that wouldn’t work. But when I went inside to talk with Mr. Helpful, he said the pump was on, and ready to go. We couldn’t get it to work, though, and he eventually told me to use the other side.
And I was convinced that he pulled his K Car with one blue door up to the first side of the pump and filled his tank — the moment I left. I just KNEW there would be two charges to my bank card, but there was only one. So… I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think that whole horrible ordeal has turned out to be a bullet-dodged. Never again!
A few of you suggested I download the GasBuddy app to my phone, and I did. Last night I checked it, and that shitty dump is the second closest gas station to my job. And someone told me the closest place closes at 11, so I guess I was led to the right spot. I will make sure my heft never again darkens the door of that weird little homicide, scratch-offs, and coffee emporium. I haven’t felt so vulnerable since I left Atlanta. Shit.
Wednesdays are tough on me, because I have to be at work an hour early for a meeting. So, this is going to have to do for now. And I’m going to have to rely on you guys to rescue me…
In the comments section, please tell us your stories about running out of gas. I used to do it a lot when I was in my 20s, but my nerves can’t handle it anymore. Do you have any good runnin’ on empty tales? Please bring us up to date.
Also, have you ever discovered any dodgy charges on your credit card account, or bank card, or whatever?
A few years ago I went to the local Waffle House and paid with my bank card, and it was charged two or three additional times — for various small amounts — over the next week. I think one of the employees was paying for meals with it — for them or a friend. I started raising hell and threatening to call the cops, and it stopped happening. Bastards.
So, there ya go. This is slightly better than no update, right? …Hello?
I’ll be back tomorrow. I’m off on Thursday, so there should be no disgraceful half-assery.
See ya then!