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AZDuffman
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September 21st, 2020 at 12:08:38 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I would hope if the seniors were rowdy they would get booted too



They probably would. Doubt it happens.

FWIW the manager at the town one was a middle aged black guy and had a no nonsense attitude. Kind of guy made for the place but you wondered if he could work out in the suburbs after years in the city.
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racquet
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September 21st, 2020 at 12:44:41 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I would hope if the seniors were rowdy they would get booted too



They've probably all got their walkers lined up out on the sidewalk. As soon as they all get through using the rest room I'm sure they'll mount up and move on. Ready to meet up with their mall-walking dolls and then get over to Denny's for the 4pm early bird specials. The Wild Bunch. Is Marlon Brando still alive?
AZDuffman
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September 21st, 2020 at 1:59:29 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

They've probably all got their walkers lined up out on the sidewalk. As soon as they all get through using the rest room I'm sure they'll mount up and move on. Ready to meet up with their mall-walking dolls and then get over to Denny's for the 4pm early bird specials. The Wild Bunch. Is Marlon Brando still alive?



A woman who worked for me once previously worked at a BK franchisee. She worked at a mall location and seniors got a free coffee with any purchase. The desert cookie was the cheapest thing on the menu so that is what they bought. I think she said that store sold more cookies than any in the system.

It is a big social thing on the senior life to meet up at these places.
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September 21st, 2020 at 5:44:01 PM permalink
Another thing that used to get me was pre-pay or pay at the pump. I would not go to any facility that asked me to walk in and pay before I pumped. Not only cuz it felt unsafe but now I have to guess how much is left in the tank and then if I overshoot by $2 I gotta wait in line again to get my money back? No thanks

But now everything is prepay only
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September 21st, 2020 at 5:59:34 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

Another thing that used to get me was pre-pay or pay at the pump. I would not go to any facility that asked me to walk in and pay before I pumped. Not only cuz it felt unsafe but now I have to guess how much is left in the tank and then if I overshoot by $2 I gotta wait in line again to get my money back? No thanks

But now everything is prepay only



Use a credit card and save yourself the trouble.
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billryan
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September 21st, 2020 at 6:55:15 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Use a credit card and save yourself the trouble.



Using a credit card at the pump can lead to all sorts of problems, especially if your available credit isn't so high. I've read horror stories of cloning devices attached to the machines and some places putting $200 holds on your card. Stop for gas a few times driving long distance and suddenly your card is declined at a hotel because you are at your limit. My bank recommends you go in and prepay rather than have them open a line of credit while you pump. I like to use the opportunity to stretch my legs.
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DRich
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September 21st, 2020 at 7:01:19 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Using a credit card at the pump can lead to all sorts of problems, especially if your available credit isn't so high. I've read horror stories of cloning devices attached to the machines and some places putting $200 holds on your card. Stop for gas a few times driving long distance and suddenly your card is declined at a hotel because you are at your limit. My bank recommends you go in and prepay rather than have them open a line of credit while you pump. I like to use the opportunity to stretch my legs.



Just use your American Express, there is no limit.
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billryan
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September 21st, 2020 at 7:09:57 PM permalink
I gave up my "Membership" about twenty years ago. I used their concierge service to order a last minute gift using miles or points and they screwed it it horribly, and then proceeded to make it worse. It was cool having a Gold Card in the 80s, but so was having a Playboy Club key.
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AZDuffman
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September 22nd, 2020 at 4:26:26 AM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

Another thing that used to get me was pre-pay or pay at the pump. I would not go to any facility that asked me to walk in and pay before I pumped. Not only cuz it felt unsafe but now I have to guess how much is left in the tank and then if I overshoot by $2 I gotta wait in line again to get my money back? No thanks

But now everything is prepay only



But it used to be you went with X in cash and bought that much gas. You would figure get $5-10 worth, unless you were going on a trip and said "fillerup." Even if you were filling it and paying cash you would often stop at a round number.

Only time I do not fillerup now is if I my free gas from the grocery program is expiring and I do not have my spare cans with me.
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AxelWolf
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September 22nd, 2020 at 1:15:51 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Using a credit card at the pump can lead to all sorts of problems, especially if your available credit isn't so high. I've read horror stories of cloning devices attached to the machines and some places putting $200 holds on your card. Stop for gas a few times driving long distance and suddenly your card is declined at a hotel because you are at your limit. My bank recommends you go in and prepay rather than have them open a line of credit while you pump. I like to use the opportunity to stretch my legs.

Then perhaps buying gas cards would solve both issues.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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