Gas Pumps: Not getting what you pay for
Roughly around 20 years ago I noticed some thing strange about the digital pumps at gas stations. I had worked during the early 80's at a gas station which had the older analog pumps and when we pumped gas for a customer we would roll the # of gallons up to the amount the customer wanted with out going over.
What I mean is that if a customer wanted $20 worth of gas we would not stop the pump once we hit $20. You could actually pump a little bit more before the counter would roll over to $20.01.
Today you have digital pumps and when people pump they stop at $20, but it is unknown to the public that the gas that they have paid for is still sitting in the pump and not in their gas tanks.
Think I'm crazy? My family and friends thought so, which is why I sort of let it go and didn't say any thing. But when I go to the gas station I think I'm the only person in the world who actually tries to get that last .3 of a gallon so I get my total amount of gas I purchased.
If any one wants to suggest that we do some thing, maybe we can show that the oil companies are actually ripping off the american people for the tune of trillions of dollars every year. Maybe we can get them to change the way the pumps work.
Personally I have always wondered why you can't pick "give me 20 bucks" from the screen like you did back in the 80's when we had full service stations.