The Petrol Station Rant
Is anyone else sick and tired of waiting in a line that stretches out to infinity to get some measly gas at your local petrol pump? First off, each station will only have two gas pumps, which will always have long lines in front of them, and several petrol pumps, which will often be standing idle. Secondly, the gas attendents will serve each customer in the slowest possible way. On most occasions, they will have to alternate the two pumps that they do have to keep the pressure steady, a practice which ensures only one of the two pumps can be pumping gas at a time. On other occasions, they will just smile complacently and tell you that the gas just ran out, despite it only being late afternoon.
Then, of course, there will always be the “king of the road”, who feels it is his right as lord of all he beholds, to cut in on a long line and cause a fight to erupt, in which case all attendants must leave their duties and either watch or break them up, delaying the long line even more. With petrol prices causing more and more people to switch to CNG every day, we need more gas pumps, and we need them now!