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Old 05-28-2014, 09:23 AM   #15
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I'd pull up close to her car and leave the diesel idling. The turbo needs to cool off anyway, right? And everyone loves the sound of an idling diesel engine nearby, right?

Seriously, though: Ugh. That's just rude. But that's what we see in society nowadays - no one thinks of anyone else. Just read other threads here to find a lot of great examples.

I don't like the diesel pumps that are stuck between two gas pumps. Nothing like blocking TWO other pumps while I get diesel! Inevitably they shut off at $75, too, even if they have the larger truck-size nozzles.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:40 AM   #16
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At most of my refueling stops the 345 coach takes up a whole lane next to more than one pump. This blocks access to the pump at the end of the lane that I'm not using. And pumping 60+ gals takes much longer than filling the tank of a car. So I'm forced to rely on their patience and understanding of other customers if no other pumps are available. Plus the room to maneuver into and out of the pump area is lots more than most vehicles need. So in a sense I'm taking more than a normal share of time and space. Knowing this makes me really appreciate the mostly positive comments about the airstream that generally come my way in this situation
But then there is that 10% that are having a bad day (life) mostly that's their problem. I just try to tune them out as much as I can. Who need to share their dark cloud anyway?

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Old 05-28-2014, 10:07 AM   #17
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Wow, all this over a gas pump. Guess you guys do not live in a college town rudeness is the norm because that is how they are taught. No concept of thinking about the other guy. It is all about them.. It is the new norm. Again, please do not confront people who you think wronged you, the response could be devastating. They know what they did and expect your response. It is a power thing and that part of society has all the power. Jim
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:58 PM   #18
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What does f u mean anyway?
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:09 PM   #19
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This is one reason I don't have a diesel anymore. It was a pain to find fuel unless you spent 45 mins at a truck stop.

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Old 05-30-2014, 06:55 AM   #20
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" 10 % are jerks " I live about 15 mins form Ocean City MD . This time of year it goes to about 65% jerks . Tour tarts ! The only thing that matters is themselves . . . me me me get out of my way ! When the salt air hits what little brain they have they go total stupid . They'll cut you off at every chance they get . But the way I deal with them , A.S. 345 runs nice about 58 to 60 mph and they go 75 or my service truck can run 75 but I chose 58 . One more thing , when M.H. needs gas I try to gas her up on Sunday afternoon when the herd is headed home . She is so fat she takes up four gas pumps and I run the pump as slow as possible . If you have not figured out , I love to piss off them tour tarts .

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p.s. it is Friday and I need to go to Ocean City for work . . . so I will piss off someone who would of flipped and cut you off

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Old 05-30-2014, 07:37 AM   #22
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Over on all of the motorcycle forums, the bikers are complaining about the R.V.'s that won't use the turnouts while backing up traffic for a mile...........life is funny.

P.S. I like to go slow and fast sometimes (also have a motorcycle) but I have a sticker on my moto windshield that says "Slow Down". Reminds me that you see so much more and it's safer when you take your time.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:15 AM   #23
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Most interstate highways and many other roads have more than one travel lane for each direction. The idea behind this is that slower traffic stay to the right and faster traffic can move to the left to pass. When this protocol is followed people are often not as prone to road rage, and giant traffic plugs, and even accidents on interstates are less prevalent.

Problems arise when people get this backward.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:32 AM   #24
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No different when someone uses the outside pumps and then goes into the quick stop and uses the BR and buys a bunch of snacks which takes about 20 minutes before they come out and move. Frustrating but part of life any more.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:36 AM   #25
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Over on all of the motorcycle forums, the bikers are complaining about the R.V.'s that won't use the turnouts while backing up traffic for a mile...........life is funny.

P.S. I like to go slow and fast sometimes (also have a motorcycle) but I have a sticker on my moto windshield that says "Slow Down". Reminds me that you see so much more and it's safer when you take your time.
Hi, motorcycles can more easily pass you. I usually move to the right a few feet, if room, to let them pass. I have found that many of the pull outs are way too small for my 44' of truck and trailer. I will pull out if enough room.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:19 PM   #26
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The decision to use a pullout is tough. They're short so you need to slam hard on the brakes to stop. Accelerating out is hard too and just as likely to end up with followers. I'll do it there's a train behind me, not for a couple of cars.

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Old 05-30-2014, 12:21 PM   #27
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Back to the original topic. I'm probably guilty of blocking a diesel. All my vehicles are gas so I never pay attention to those green hoses.

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