Monday, April 23, 2012

The Wait

What's trending out on the roads of America? Here's one thing we've been noticing, bad behaviorwise. We pull into one of the big gas station/convenience store places off I-95 or I-81. Pull up behind a car, ready to wait for the driver of said vehicle to get out of his car and pump gas.  Someone pulls up behind us.

Then we notice: There's nobody in the car in front of us. What we're waiting for isn't for someone to pump his gas. We're waiting for him to come out of the convenience store after he's gone to the bathroom, done some shopping and got a big cup of coffee.

THEN we have to wait for him to pump gas.

Idiots are using the spaces next to the pumps as PARKING spaces.

And here we are, pinned in. Can't move, because someone's behind us. I can't talk to them about our situation. There's nobody anywhere near THAT car either.

I know this isn't the biggest problem we Americans are facing. Still. It speaks volumes about how we all get along, go along, and treat our compadres out there on the roads of America. If we can't get along at the pumps, this country is running out of gas in more ways than one.


Anonymous said...

Not too many people do that...shake it off. Minor irritation is all it is...

Terrence said...

A LOT of people do it. we see it all the time on our way up and down the Atlantic seaboard. The bigger the station, the more likely it is to happen. The pumps are close to the store. Best parking spaces. We don't get too bent out of shape about it. The last thing you want to do On The Road is get into it with a sociopath. Especially below the M/D line. But the behavior is a recipe for a variation on a theme. It's like road rage provocation, and I'll bet there is some rage and scenes played out. Just something to make note of when ya travel. Have to be street smart. Don't get into it with anybody. They're all packing heat down here.