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Sunday, June 14, 2015

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

 
It's Time Again for Another Nostalgic Sunday
 



Something I wrote in yesterday's post filled me with nostalgia ~
those three little words: "Fill 'er up!"
 
 
 
Remember in the movie, Back to the Future, when all the Texaco gas station attendants come running out to wait on the customer?! I don't remember that actually happening to me and my family in real life, but no matter where my dad stopped for gas, at least one guy would come out and see what was needed. He'd pump whatever amount of gas my dad told him, clean ALL the windows, check the water and oil, and maybe the tire pressure. It all went quickly and then, Swoosh, we'd be off on our way again. (1950s)

 
 
I think I was in my mid-to-late twenties when companies began to modify their gas stations into Self-Serve, and I guess I was at the right age, because it didn't bother me very much. (1970s)
 
 
I've proclaimed for the past couple of years, though, that the oil companies NEED to offer at least ONE Full-Service gas pump! I truly believe LOTS of people would take advantage of it, even paying a little more for gas, just for the convenience:
 
 for instance ~
Moms with little kids or babies in the car
People who have some disabilities but are still able to drive
Older adults with or without health issues
Business women, dressed nicely and on their way to work
Drivers who want to feel safe, knowing things under the hood have been checked.
Oh, and what about during inclement weather?
 
 
Also, with people living longer, the population of older adults in the US keeps increasing.  
 
 
I would definitely use a Full Service pump sometimes.
 
What about you? Would you pay a little more?
 
 
 
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3 comments:

  1. BECKY-O! ~
    I'm old enough that I too remember when there were gas station attendants. In the early to mid-1960s, my Ma never got out of the car at a gas station. I can still remember being in the back seat and unable to see out of the front windshield because the guy would have the hood up and be checking the oil.

    Wow! That seems like another lifetime ago.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  2. Oh yes. And I can remember watching the dollars and cents turn over - slow enough for me to count with them, not the blurr as they whizz past of today.
    I am SURE that there is a good business opportunity in your idea.

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  3. Not sure if I'd use full service. But your idea is good. I AM quickly approaching that age when I'll appreciate full service, so I hope your idea catches on.

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