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SS of the gas station:
I stopped to get gas on the way home from work today, and unusually the pumps were all occupied and there was another car ahead of me. I waited behind the other car for a few minutes until both of the cars at two side-by-side pumps (the kind where one car pulls in behind another) left at the same time. The car in front of me pulled up, but instead of going to the farthest pump, allowing me to use the other one, the driver stopped at the first pump. I waited a bit, figuring maybe he hadn't noticed there was another car behind him, but then he got out and pulled out his card to start pumping his gas. I rolled down the window and asked if he could please pull up to the other pump so I could get in too (any other way to the other pump was pretty well blocked by other cars, so I couldn't go around and back in). The guy glanced at me and in the most dismissive tone imaginable said, "No." and went back to the pump.
Fortunately another pump opened up a couple minutes later so I didn't wait long. But what was so special about that one pump that he had to block access to the one other open one at a busy gas station?
I've had that happen to me! Around here it's usually because the nearest pump is shadier. Look, I get that it's hot and the sun sucks but come on! Don't be a jerk!
This happens to my poor BF all the time, except he's the one blocking. Most service stations around here have the premium petrol only on the back pumps so he has to stop there and hence he looks like a jerk, gets dirty looks and even people swearing at him about it. But it really isn't his fault that not all pumps have all fuel types.