Pre-Pay? No-Way!

March 8, 2007

Journal, Lloyd

I'm gonna miss you guys
Well, the gas station that I’ve been going to ever since they opened switched to “Pre-pay only” yesterday. I really liked this gas station. They had a nice car wash. The restrooms were always clean (actually the men’s was always clean; I don’t know about the ladies’). Their prices were always competitive. And most importantly, they didn’t charge more for an ICEE™ than for a normal fountain drink.

But I don’t like the pre-pay idea. If they don’t trust me, then I’m not trusting them either. But I don’t know where I’m going to go to get gas.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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21 Responses to “Pre-Pay? No-Way!”

  1. Beth Said on:

    Does the fine print under the Please Pre-pay say “after dark”. I only ask, because I’ve never pre-paid in my life and seen lots of those stickers. I’d hate for you to lose a good ICEE spot -- those are priceless.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I went in and asked. I said, “Is it going to be Pre-pay all the time now?”. They said yes, so I left.


      • Peggy Said on:

        Why? What do you all have against pre-pay? 1, 2, 3, you’re done & gone …
        Dost thou protest too much … point to accidently forgetting to pay for the gas, sometimes ….


      • Beth Said on:

        Am I partially right in that you would have to have both cash and your card now because you pay for gas outside and then would have to go inside to get the ICEE and don’t want to use a card for an $.89 drink, thus you need cash…or you’d have to make two trips in to use the card for both, thereby allowing some strange gas station worker access to your card for a short but perilous time…
        I’m with you Lloyd. It’s inconvenient if you want something other than gas. Stupid station.


        • Lloyd Said on:

          I’m not paranoid that someone will rip-off my credit card information. I don’t like the fact that I’d have to pay twice. I really don’t like that they don’t trust me to come in and pay. I’ll take my business to someone who does.


          • Lauren Said on:

            Trust me, if they KNEW you, they probably wouldn’t let you buy gas from them -- not even with gold ingots.

  2. Lauren Said on:

    I know where you’re going to get gas. And release it, as well.


  3. Lauren Said on:

    What? He’s going to get it at a different gas station, and release it in the form of forward motion (via the car) and fumes into the atmosphere. Get your mind out of the gutter.


  4. Brad Said on:

    I don’t get gas from a place unless it DOES have a pre-pay pump. Then you can just swipe your card and go. No walking through the cold to get to the store… No waiting behind the people buying cigarettes and lottery tickets. It’s MUCH more convenient and speedy.


    • karla Said on:

      I agree, Brad. That’s all we have around here. Of course Gary, Indiana is right down the road -- our crime rate is a tad bit higher than Seward or Lincoln.
      God bless the inventor of the debit card and the inventor of prepay gas pumps.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I don’t mind if they have the option of prepaying. I do that when I can’t get to my normal gas station. It wasn’t too long ago that you had to tell the people at the gas station how much gas you put in. Don’t even ask Lauren how I signed the credit card signature thing at The Wal-Marts on Sunday.


  5. Lloyd's Mom Said on:

    I think that x is terribly funny Lloyd. Way to go! Just shows how little peoeple pay attention anymore. I’ll chuckle about that all night.


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