Or do the fueling stations in this country treat us all like criminals? Ever since we became full time RV’ers, we have used a certain nationwide chain that is known to have RV lanes, because having that RV lane made it really easy to get in, fill up with diesel fuel, and get out again and back on the road. I noticed on this trip though, that it was very annoying and even verging on being a hassle to get enough fuel in the tank without having an aneurysm. If you scan your debit card at the pump, it now shuts off at $75. With the price of diesel fuel at an average of $4.09 during the time of our trip, and a 30 gallon tank, this made it impossible to fill up without the pump shutting down. And if you go inside, you have to tell the cashier how much you want to spend. Hello? I’m filling up. With your high priced fuel. Just turn the damn pump on!
But no, now you have to go inside, tell them how much you want to spend, then they preauthorize that amount on your debit or credit card. If you don’t pump that much fuel, then you have to go back inside and let them refund you what you didn’t pump. At one fuel stop, I had to go back and forth inside and out, four times! Just to get the tank filled. So, now, forever more, that well known national chain is marked off my list of place to get fuel.
Is it just me?