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DanAA
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Florida

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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2010 7:36:45 PM

Please don't state the obvious..THE PRICE.

What gets under your skin when you are at the gas station?
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morrongiello
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:23:31 AM

receipt at the pump not working
the1roadhog
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:46:56 AM

remote charging status not working
Banjoe
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:00:42 AM

No diesel pump.
retiredgrdpa
Rookie Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:42:05 AM

Cig smokers lighting up!
mawtaow
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:13:18 AM

higher credit card rates
BobFang
Champion Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:26:21 AM

It should be a law that all cars have the gas cap on the same side.
This would eliminate the head to head gridlock at the pumps.
valby
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 6:19:22 AM

they charge more to use credit card or the printer at the pump is out of paper.
mawtaow
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 6:14:08 AM

misusing gas taxes
hdtvtechno
Rookie Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 12:38:28 AM

gas prices
cnygas
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 12:15:44 AM

When the car a head of you pulls up to the first pump and stops. You then have to drive around them to get to the second pump.
ace12012
Champion Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 4:14:35 PM

blocking both pumps with their vehicle.
metalhat73
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 11:41:33 AM

Full trash cans. :)
nichols
Champion Author Halifax

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 9:22:30 AM

people who wait until they know the cost before taking out their wallet or purse.
nourdives
Champion Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 6:10:54 PM

A person who walks into the store, buys things, then comes outside and gets gas.
BartandLisa
Champion Author Newfoundland

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 5:51:33 PM

People buying lottery tickets, etc and holding up the line when they check and redeem them before leaving.
nourdives
Champion Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 10:23:48 PM

taking a long time to pump gas then go inside
skye1212
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 1:16:28 PM

People who don't pull up to the front gas pump and those
you just take forever to leave after they get back in the car.
gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 1:06:55 PM

The printer is out of paper and I have to go inside for a receipt.
WES03
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 9:02:36 AM

The price of gas.
CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 2:00:53 AM

1. Pump's printer is out of paper.
2. Loud stereos.
3. The price on the pump not matching the price on the sign.
4. People who pull up to the gas & diesel combo pump and block it for 20 minutes when all the other gas-only pumps are open, forcing me to wait for that lone diesel pump. Then they look at ME like I'M the idiot when I have no other choice.*
5. Not having pay-at-the-pump for diesel pumps. This is the 21st Century!**

* - If I happen to catch someone before they get out, I've never had someone refuse to move if I ask them nicely to move and explain why I need this one particular pump.

** - I just don't go to these places, they don't deserve my business.
alphanyr
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 3:32:10 PM

PARKERS AT THE PUMP NOT GETTING GAS
Cooey
Veteran Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 2:46:08 PM

Pay at the pump and then the machine fails to print receipt so you have to go in to see the sweaty 16 yr old for the receipt. Paid at the pump to avoid going in in the first place.
punchy60
All-Star Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 11:31:22 AM

I agree with Pizza53 and tspron.
Pizza53
Champion Author London

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 12:33:26 AM

people who pull in, in front of you facing you.. forcing you to back up with a line behind you.....
stock_k
Sophomore Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 10:59:04 AM

Selling stupid lottery tickets at the same register where you pay for gas.
WES03
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 8:51:57 AM

Lines.
ranger2k
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 7:55:20 PM

Loud car stereos
lwood655
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 8:25:54 AM

People who after getting gas leave their car at the pump and go into the store for something
tspron
Rookie Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 7:53:41 AM

The idiot who doesnt know which side of the car his fill is on, then insists on filling it from the wrong side by pulling the hose over the top of the car, while screwing up the lane in between the pump islands so that no one can get by.

Oh yeah, and the forced advertising bullcrap on tv screens that are half smashed or the sound is cutting in and out.

I'm sure I can think of more, but yeah, no window wash when I need it.
_Sparty_
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 7:46:36 AM

No receipt paper and no window wash at pump
davisadm
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 3:17:30 AM

People who take their time when there are lines at a station. Stop, get gas, and get out of there! Put on make-up, organize your car, enter GPS info elsewhere, but not in front of the pump after you have finished pumping gas!!!!!!!!!
rjb34747
Veteran Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 12:33:43 AM

People who stay parked next to a pump, but aren't fueling at a busy station
jerems82
Rookie Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2013 2:29:03 AM

At the local GetGO, in the Pittsburgh area, it's busy. I hate when you pull in behind someone, they pump, then leave their car there for ever!!
Carusle
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 2:32:36 PM

People
CptSteve
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 2:31:36 PM

Occasionally I'll hit a station that is really busy - lines all that. It really annoys me when the guy in front, fills up and goes inside when instead of just paying for gas and moving their vehicle, they seem to go on shopping spree, hit the rest room, debate the value of the large or small bottle of water and after 15 minutes stroll back to their vehicle and clear the pumps for the next person.
FrankLee1
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 2:25:11 PM

Why can't the automakers all agree on which side to put the filler??? It would save so much confusion and traffic flow at the staion would be a lot better.
Mikeyl
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 12:06:15 PM

You go to a station to use the pay-at-the-pump and either it doesn't work and/or the printer is out of paper and you still have to go all the way inside, wait in line, and get a receipt.

Pay-at-the-pump is there so fewer people have to come into the station, thus fewer employees. But, I guess, at some point, the inside sales decline to a point that they need more people to come inside and get something, thus let the paper run out and everyone has to come inside.
jason54915
Champion Author Appleton

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 4:03:32 PM

no receipt paper at the pump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 11:07:59 AM

Having to go inside to get a receipt because the printer is not working....probably just out of paper. I use the credit card so I don't have to go inside and stand in line with people trying to decide what donuts to buy, what lottery tickets they want, cashing lottery tickets, etc.
Hanski
Champion Author Modesto

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 9:20:53 AM

prices
lwood655
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 8:41:44 AM

idiots who will stop at the first pump instead of pulling through to the first open pump so that people can get to the remaining pumps
NickoliMB
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 11:44:01 AM

People who fill their vehicle and leave vehicle at the pump and go store shopping fpr 10 minutes.
gasgzzlr13
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 11:12:38 AM

People ( Usually older people who are unsure of their driving skills)who slowly pull into the first pump when it is busy instead of moving up to the next pump ahead so the person behind them can move up. or the people that are impatient when they are at the pump behind you and finish first and expect you to stop and let them out because they are boxed in behind them. A couple weekends a go I had my girlfriend with me and someone pulled behind this guy (and his 2 friends)so instead of telling the person behind to back up, like the person behind should have done anyways, he copped an attitude with me I was never that MAD in a long time and if my girlfriend was not with me I would have pulled that little PUNK through his drivers side window and give him a good beeotch slapping.
dassfg
Champion Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 10:37:48 AM

idiots who do not know how to properly pull up to a pump
pt1KY
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 9:23:53 AM

Sorry, but it is the price!
giwan
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 9:08:20 AM

When either the pumps themselves or the people using them do not allow full access to use them all at once. Gas station has 4 pumps inline typically only 3 are accessible because of how people park
badger2
Champion Author Boise

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 8:57:16 AM

Prices
Boyrr
Champion Author Allentown

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 6:00:19 AM

rudeness
wbacon
Champion Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 4:57:29 AM

non one way traffic pattern
gougenator
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 4:42:58 AM

when i need gas ,dummmmasses holding everything up buying lottery tickets ,REALLY?!? , thank god for pay/pump ,but too bad i dont have a CC

grim_farva
Champion Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 9:11:11 AM

People that pull in the wrong way when the station has lanes marked on the pavement
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