Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle
It was so embarrassing. I see this all the time. A customer drove up to the Safeway Station and parked so close to the gas pump, they had to side step between their minivan and the pump.
As the customer worked the credit card and pump hose, she got dirt, mud and grease all over the part of her attire that hits the chair first. I am not picking on the women. Guys do this too.
In an effort to avoid embarrassing her, I chose to not take a photo. Instead, I am including two photos of another car showing you the basic concept of the right way (top) and the wrong way (above) to pull up to a gas pump.
It is really quite simple, but most of us do not think about it.
Give yourself plenty of space. The hose will reach.
The next time you are at the gas station and want some entertainment to break the boredom, look for a pump hugger.