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07 Jan 18 22:37
Date Joined: 09 Apr 05
| Topic/replies: 244 | Blogger: laystheway's blog
Whenever I go to the petrol station I have an idea of the amount i need and then i stop fuelling at any point after it has gone past the amount i want to put in, so if say i want to put a minimum of £13 in i glance at the dial and if it has gone past 13 i stop, it may be at 16.33 or 17.28, it doesn't matter, i stop when ive gone past, then when i go to pay the cashiers always look at me in a strange way while saying the cost to me, i often wondered why but what i have noticed now is when i go to put fuel in i can see what the previous person has put in and it is nearly always a whole £ amount be it £5, £10 , £30, then if I'm in a queue to pay i hear the cashier saying to people how much they have to pay and it is almost always a whole amount be it £10 £20 etc, am i doing something wrong or have some people got a compulsion with having to stop it exactly on a whole amount?
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Report Foinavon January 7, 2018 11:31 PM GMT
Seems like a strange idea to me. When I fill up, I keep it going until the automatic cut off triggers.
Why put in £15 and have to queue up again in a few days time?
Report akabula January 7, 2018 11:37 PM GMT
I was the same Foinavon although my wife sticks faithfully to £20 a visit.
Report STUDYFORM January 7, 2018 11:42 PM GMT
You're probably confusing the cashiers!

A few years ago, I went into a petrol station, bought £10 of fuel and a chocolate bar for 40p total £10.40.
I gave the woman behind the counter £20.40. She wasn't a youngster, not foreign and obviously not in the right job.

She looked at me blankly as if to say "What's this?"
I said - "It's £20.40, you have to give me £10 change"
She then frantically searched for a calculator and said "Hang on, I need a calculator, I'll get one out of the office"
"You can't need a calculator for that?!"
"I'm not taking your word for it, You could be trying to con me"
"you're in the wrong job, petal".

She went to get the calculator and typed in, while showing me, 20.40 - 10.40 then =
Then she looked at me and said "See?"
"Yes, I said, £10 change. It wasn't difficult"
"I didn't put the amount you paid into the till and I have to check the change"

Keep doing what you're doing laystheways
Report xmoneyx January 7, 2018 11:49 PM GMT
did she say rule4
Report Foinavon January 7, 2018 11:55 PM GMT
Do you both drive the same car, Aka? If so there's method in the madness.
Report STUDYFORM January 7, 2018 11:56 PM GMT
That would have been very funny.
Unfortunately it would have been 1.01 or less anything funny being said.
Report STUDYFORM January 7, 2018 11:57 PM GMT
that was to xmoneyx
Report lfc1971 January 8, 2018 12:00 AM GMT
just makes things complicated
Report lfc1971 January 8, 2018 12:02 AM GMT
Why not treat people well and be helpful and so forth ?
Report saddo January 8, 2018 12:49 AM GMT
Always £20.01 here Cry
Report akabula January 8, 2018 1:20 AM GMT
No Foinavon we had our own cars.
TBF she only used hers for shopping and latterly I had a fuel card.
Was good as the company paid for all my fuel whether private or not.
Had to pay the taxman £20 a month for the privilege though.
Report akabula January 8, 2018 1:39 AM GMT
you're in the wrong job, petal".

On here we get idiot or imbecile. Laugh
Report Smar Tarse January 8, 2018 8:20 AM GMT
Perhaps most people are like me and select the amount to spend on the keypad first. The amounts to choose are nice even £ amounts, £10 £20 and or multiples of etc

Saves Saddo the pain of finding a penny, plus you can gleg at stuff while it is filling.
Report Poppydog. January 8, 2018 9:04 AM GMT
Couple of points.

Like Foinavon tend to go until the first cut-out.
Extending the time to queue for petrol again in a few days.

Tend to go opposite to people and never round up.
e.g. £46.72 is much easier to catch the eye, glancing through a bank statement.

Finally, what on earth is that thing on a petrol pump trigger?
Flat metal flap about the size of peanut, that is between the trigger and the guard
Report STUDYFORM January 8, 2018 9:30 AM GMT

Jan 7, 2018 -- 7:39PM, akabula wrote:

you're in the wrong job, petal".On here we get idiot or imbecile.

You forgot stalker and moron Happy

Report s.kenbo January 8, 2018 9:33 AM GMT
It's a strange one. I think years ago when we all paid cash for everything, then on the dot was far easier to pay for.

When I fill my missus's car up then I get as much in a possible. When I do my own then I make sure it's £29ish. That's so I can buy a newspaper and still pay by contactless.
Report Get me a drink January 8, 2018 9:48 AM GMT
On the Tesco pumps you can press a button for the exact amount, and it automatically stops when it reaches the set amount.
Report moisok January 8, 2018 3:02 PM GMT
Report Dr Crippen January 8, 2018 3:43 PM GMT
Always put in a penny or two less than a round number.

Like £20 becomes £19.98.

I give the cashier £20 and get 2p change.

Easier than going slightly over like £20.01.
Which could mean breaking into another note. And parting with two notes on the same day isn't going to happen.
Report houseofpain January 8, 2018 4:29 PM GMT

Jan 7, 2018 -- 5:31PM, Foinavon wrote:

Seems like a strange idea to me. When I fill up, I keep it going until the automatic cut off triggers.Why put in £15 and have to queue up again in a few days time?

Your paying to carry your own fuel around, ever thought about how much £80 worth of fuel weighs compared to a tenner a time, so it works both ways..

Report Foinavon January 8, 2018 9:23 PM GMT
Of course I have, it weighs around 50 kgs but as it diminishes with usage the extra weight is 25 kgs on average which is the weight of a child and is of little importance compared to the weight of the car which is around 1400 kgs (about 2% extra). Keeping your tyres at the correct pressure and driving style are more important factors.
Report Coachbuster January 9, 2018 12:01 AM GMT
£20.17  worth for me  ,this year it will be £20.18 

don't know why i do it ,it's just a habit  Plain
Report roadrunner46 January 9, 2018 12:03 AM GMT
I'm sick of paying £4.50 for a bus pass everyday. so ive decided to walk everywhere  #lol
Report Lady Faye Verrit January 9, 2018 3:35 PM GMT
Putting fuel in the car is hardly the highlight of the day so, to make it interesting, I always try to stop on the exact amount.

It used to be easy when fuel was much cheaper, but now the slightest squeeze puts in 3p.

The big annoyance is, when you stop on £30.00, and it jumps to £30.01 when putting back the hose.

Only upside is that now, it takes less time to fill, than years ago!
Report crystalhunt January 9, 2018 8:24 PM GMT
They should give you a Mars Bar if you stop on a double zero.
Report akabula January 9, 2018 9:54 PM GMT
I find it funny the ones that stop early then continue sqiirt by squirt til they get to the holy grail.
Report Jack Hacksaw January 9, 2018 10:34 PM GMT
I find it really exciting and a big challenge to stop on an exact £ amount - particularly when you have got the trigger wide open.

Mind you, makes little difference, as I pay by card.
Report bongo January 9, 2018 10:58 PM GMT
It's a bit like picking up a basket at the supermarket, picking up stuff you like, and then stopping at some random point when you feel your load is getting heavy.
Report Lady Faye Verrit January 10, 2018 12:54 PM GMT
"I find it funny the ones that stop early then continue sqiirt by squirt til they get to the holy grail."

Is that in the gents at the pub? If so you shouldn't be looking!
Report akabula January 10, 2018 6:46 PM GMT
You've a dirty mind Lady Faye. actually I'm beginning to think you're no lady.Wink
Report DEFCON [1] January 10, 2018 9:08 PM GMT
TTAO ^ saddo ...
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