Fuelish Behavior

[Hey, You!] Thanks fer nuthin', gas-can grouch

I ran out of gas and walked a block to get some more at the Arco station off Katella and State College Boulevard in Anaheim. You were the cashier there. I live 1 mile from the station. I offered you the $6 I had on me, plus my driver's license to ensure I would come back to pay the balance of the $13 RIP-OFF 1-gallon container. You refused. You are a sorry little man.

Matt Bors

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But then the gentleman behind me in line offered to pay for the container without hesitation. It is great to know there are still some good people out there. Mr. Good Samaritan, thanks for your help! Oh, and Arco dude? I paid the guy back!

 
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Dpgal66
Dpgal66

Sorry Dude! But running out of gas is irresponsible! You wouldn't have needed a container if you had used $4 of the $6 you had on you to put in ONE gallon of gas somewhere else SOONER, then none of this would have happened ( there's a reason why cars have that red needle indicating how much fuel is remaining...) So far all the comments here are NOT on your side... bet you get the message now, huh?

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Hmm right next to Anaheim Statium...#1 your anger should first be directed and concentrated on yourself for allowing you to let the car run out of gas, be it because of low on money, or because of price too high, or just plain procrastination#2 Your running out of gas is not anyone elses responsibility. Why should the guy at the station risk his job for you? Are you a regular customer there? Perhaps if you were there for gas a couple of times a week for years he could afford to bend the rules. This fact is what makes the guy behind you in line even more generous, (but perhaps he was in a hurry and it was worth the money to get you out of his way...#3 I doubt whether the low wage station attendant cares if you ever repaid the nice guy, But kharma already knew. Times are tough, when times are tough Corporations exploit even more, and working people tend to get closer and help others.

Eleni Koures
Eleni Koures

In the Arco guys defense, it's possible it's against their policy to give merchnadise out without collecting the full amount of the purchase. And then is it his responsibility to pay for your gas can in case you didn't come back? Maybe others have stiffed him before. I wouldn't take it personally, I'm sure he didn't have anythign against you, unfortuantely, it's just business.

Wjwcooks
Wjwcooks

I agree with the other poster. Besides, running out of gas is irresponsible.

W6jk
W6jk

I realize this is all about _your_ situation, but by complying with your request the Arco cashier might have put his job in jeopardy, leaving him much worse off than you. Do you really feel that anyone owes you so much? I shudder at the thought.

 
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