From Thepersonofme These gas station toilet keys are getting ridiculous!
What's the craziest bathroom key you've seen at a gas station or gave to customers if you worked at one? Share in comments or send us a pic if you have. In July one of RHU's themes will be Gas Station Hell!
The gas station where I work is affiliated with a grocery store chain. We do accept checks, but if our computer system doesn't recognize a check then I absolutely need to see a driver's license. The system won't let me do anything with it otherwise. I'm sure you can see where this is going.
A woman walks in and explains that she's almost out of gas and that she left her purse at home. She tries to prepay using a check when a window pops up on my screen asking for her driver's license number.
Me: "I'm sorry, it seems you've never used a check with [grocery store chain] before. I'll need to see your driver's license."
Woman: "I don't have it, it's in my purse."
Me: "I'm sorry, but I need your driver's license number to accept this check."
Woman: "Can I call my husband and him him tell you the number over the phone?"
Me: "I'm afraid not."
Woman: "That's ridiculous... I live just down the road. Could I maybe just pump a little bit of gas, then drive home to get my purse? I promise I'll be right back."
Me: "I'm sorry, but I really can't do that. Without your license or another form of payment, then there's nothing I can do. I'm sorry."
She seemed annoyed but understanding about it, and decided to try and drive home with the little gas she had. I thought that was the end of it. About an hour later I get a call from my store director. Her husband had called the grocery store furious. I give my side of the story, but the store director chews me out for not helping this woman.
According to her husband, this woman's car ran out of gas halfway home and she had to walk home in the rain. And also she has cancer, which apparently makes me the worst person since Hitler.
Luckily when I explained the situation to my manager she agreed I did nothing wrong. She talked to the store director about it, and afterwards he apologized to me. Because of what the husband told him, he was under the impression that this woman did have an alternate form of payment, and I didn't accept it for whatever reason.
At this point in time children I was employed as a Service Station Attendant. However, this story only involves myself in a tangential sort of way.
I was dating a sweet little redhead, whom I shall call Hotsie. Now Hotsie was employed at a somewhat famous cafeteria style food bag we shall call SFW (So Fucking What) Cafeteria. Hotise had a a coworker who's name, which can not be changed for this story, was Ho. Ho was from Korea, where Ho is actually pronounced as if spelled "Wa", which brings me to my story.
Ho and Hotsie had a PHAM, a little tyrant of a man. One who, sadly, was not all that bright.
Now, in the mornings PHAM would give out his daily instructions.
"Hotsie you're on salads", "Johnboy, take over the Veg"...etc, etc. Invariably he would begin his orders to Ho with "Ho..", to which she would reply "Wa", attempting to correct his mangling of her name. Not being very bright, PHAM would think she was saying "What?" and would then give her her orders for the day. Ho really did not like this, but she put up with it for several months...until...
One Saturday morning Ho was, shall we say, just slightly hung over, and not in the best of moods. PHAM began his daily routine instructions. He arrived at Ho, said "Ho ( pronouncing it Ho)" and Ho went ballistic.
She went on what was described to me as a five minute tirade which included such statements as "I am not a Goddamned Ho!" and "You ignorant fucking asshole".
Needless to say, PHAM was chagrined.
Now, Hotise returned home for the evening, whereupon we imbibed some of our Stress Remover of choice, and she related the above story to me. At which time I had an epiphany.
You know all those old Chinese Kung Fu movies? Turns out after all of these years that they are only fighting because they can't figure out how to pronounce certain names.