Opinion, Gas Pumps In Iowa Ask Way To Many Questions When It’s Freezing
Before we start, I totally understand that this is a major "first-world problem". I personally think that some gas pumps take way too long to work with. Questions like,
"Enter Zip Code."
"Would you like to join our rewards program?"
"Would you like a car wash?"
"Would you like a receipt?"
"You seem upset..."
"Are you mad at me?"
Okay, those last two might be a bit over-dramatic.
The only reason these bother me is that I've been to pumps that have the scan option and when you use it, it only asks one question max. I then went to a different station the next day and scanned my card, but this time I was hit with 4 questions again. So I know it's possible not to be hit with these questions, some stations just like asking questions.
It seems like in the winter there may be a way better option. A way where if I want to do something, like get rewards or a car wash I could push a different button on my own without being promoted to.
Again total first-world problem, and thinking about it isn't awful by any means, BUT in that moment, when you're standing in that negative 10-degree weather at 7 in the morning, it is the most annoying thing! None of us want to spend our time answering questions when they can just put stuff off on the side and I could click "car wash" if I wanted it.
Don't even get me started on when something inst working and I'm stuck pushing the "enter" button for 5 minutes while that wind chill smacks me. At the end of the day, this complaint only applies to the winter month. I wish there was a change where fewer questions are asked.