Gas Station Video Screens
I’m driving home from work tonight, and I pull into the usual station I fill up at. I had just gotten my truck washed earlier in the morning, so I didn’t need to clean the windows. So I’m just standing there killing a couple of minutes when I noticed that little lcd display on the gas pump.
You know, the one that scrolls by and says “Come inside – coffee – soda – sundries – We now have calling cards!”
Why are these things here? Is there anyone ever in the history of creation who was pumping gas and thought, “You know, I wasn’t planning on buying one, but now that I read this little screen I want to go in there and buy a 10x overpriced phone card!”
Honestly – who ever has bought a single thing from these stupid video screens? It’s moments like this that remind me of a passage from the book of Carlin..
“Take your average stupid person, and then realize that half of them are stupider than that!”
Joe’s line: The stupidity of the American public never ceases to amaze me.