Fuel-island etiquette: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Gordon Alkire: That $10 wouldn’t benefit anyone waiting behind the disrespectful driver. But letters to the company would do a lot. Remember that truck stop’s are private property, and we are there by invitation. That invitation can be revoked anytime to anyone. I saw that happen to a driver. He was asked to pull up and he got mouthy and foul.
John Scott: It’s a lack of respect for other people and property. It’s the same drivers who park and sleep in no-parking areas and block the rest of us legally parked. Or the ones who leave pee bottles and garbage on the ground when a can is less than 10 feet away.
Commenting as Johnny Dark: I have mentioned this problem to several folks working the fuel desk, and most of them look at me like I have two heads. But it is not the fault of the lady or gent working the fuel desk if the cafe is shorthanded. Call the truck stop office or the corporate office and tell them that while you know your single truck boycott of their place will probably never make a dent in sales, your constant bitching on the citizen’s band [among other venues] will make your life’s mission spreading the gospel about said fueling spot. I have been doing this a long time and one of the biggest problems we face in the world as a whole is that we give our feedback/opinion to the wrong people.