The other night I needed to stop for gas on my way home from work. I usually go to this Marathon station that’s the second-cheapest in town for premium gas. The cheapest station is a Freestate down the block that’s cash only, and I rarely carry cash.

So I turned into the Marathon, and it was much more deserted than usual during rush hour. Then I noticed that all the pumps had hand-written notes on them informing customers that the station only had premium fuel. No problem for me since my car needs it, but while filling my tank, at least 5 people pulled up to the pump on the opposite side of mine, saw the note, and left.

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This is probably the one and only time I’ll be happy my car needs premium.

(P.S. No I don’t want to hear about how my car has a knock sensor and can run lower octane. I have a 93 octane tune on it.)

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