Penny for them …

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

I had to get petrol today so I went to the petrol station and stopped when I was dead on £20.  I carefully removed the nozzle, held it upright and dropped it onto the holder.  As the pump stopped the gauge rolled over to £20.01.

I went to pay and the bloke behind the counter said £20.01 and I said “actually, it was £20 until I put the pump back and then it changed”.  He rolled his eyes and asked if I wanted the penny.  I said yes and he gave me a penny out of the till!

It might seem petty but it’s the principle – it’s a really busy petrol station and I didn’t get that extra penny’s worth of petrol.  If I was buying meat from the butcher I wouldn’t expect them to weigh it, wrap it up and then add a bit so why should the petrol station get away with it?

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  1. jameshigham (87 comments) says:

    Why on earth would he bother with a penny when it was clear what had happened?

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Do you remember that old Not the Nine O’Clock news sketch, where the guy is trying to get £5.00 worth, he focussess and gets it and smiles triumphantly and the the guy in the garage presses a button and it goes to £5.01

  3. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Actually, despite my dire description, it was very funny

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