This morning I had a few errands to do, but first I had to gas up my car. I pulled into the CITGO down the street. I've owned my Honda Civic Hybrid for six years and I love it. When you have a car for that long, you become pretty familiar with it. I know, for instance that the gas tank holds 13 gallons and a little bit. Imagine my dismay when the pump went past 13, then 14 and finally stopped at 15.5 gallons. I opened up my glove compartment and found the chart in the owner's manual showing exactly how much my tank holds and that said "approximately 13..2 gallons". Man, was I steamed. I went into the store with the manual. I showed the people behind the counter the receipt and my manual and said that the gas pump was not calibrated properly and I'd like to talk to the station owner. They could not have cared less about my concern. The woman and man chattered away to each other in a language-that-wasn't-English. The woman tured to me and said "You must leave the receipt with me". I, of course, refused. Then she told me that in that case, she wouldn't give me the station owner's name or number. The man then told me that he was sure that the pumps were just fine.
Well, I called the county's department of weights and measures. I got a machine which promised that they'd call me back. I called the local TV station's Call for Action tipline. They don't get involved until you've gone through the proper channels first.
My son's observation was this: Most folks aren't filling their tanks from dead empty to full. They generally put in $20.00, $40.00 or $60.00 into their tanks. Because of this, they wouldn't notice a mis-calebrated pump. IT MAKES ME SO MAD!!!!