Does anyone else here find gas pump tv annoying?

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  1. osv

    osv

    Dec 1, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    I just want to pump my gas in peace without someone telling me to buy me more stuff. Or worse, entertainment news. I don’t care about the latest up and coming fashion trends or hairstyles out of New York or Hollywood.
    I’ve only seen one pump where you could mute the content, and I’ll be damned if I can remember where it was. :mad:
     
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  2. Yango

    Yango Inactive

    Apr 14, 2008
    That’s where I do ALL of my TV watching. Free cable.
     
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Buy a Tesla, problem solved. :D Seriously, didn't realize gas pump TV had become "a thing" until I had to make a trip in a rental van - yeah that sucks.
     
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  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Yes, it is lame.
    As a sports fan, my ears perked up when I heard them introducing sports news so I paid attention. Ends up that the sports scores and news they were reporting was a few days old.

    -Mike
     
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  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    No. That would be like getting annoyed at the fonts on the digital sign. Or cigarette prices, even though I don't smoke.
    ;)

    Then again, I may not hang out as long as some of you.


    NO WIRE HANGERS!!!
    :D
     
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  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    That scene still freaks me out.

    [​IMG]

    -Mike
     
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  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Now... imagine that at a gas pump.
    :eek:
     
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  8. Did not know they had that.
    I drive up to a pump, a Man or Woman comes to my window and I say, "Fill it up with 87." and hand them my card. After a few minutes they say, "All set." and I say,"Have a good day!" and am on my way.
     
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  9. osv

    osv

    Dec 1, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    I always feel uncomfortable when I’m in a state/province that requires an attendant to pump. I feel like I should be tipping or something.
     
  10. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    Just wait until they start putting TV's in public restroom stalls. You won't even be able to have your few moments of privacy without being subjected to commercials about ED or Taco Bell.
     
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  11. osv

    osv

    Dec 1, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    NOOOOOOO!!!!!:mad:
     
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  12. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path

    I've seen that. Can't recall where. I was so freaked out I left.
     
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  13. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    An even more disturbing advertising trend in our Dystopian Future.....

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  14. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Those gas pump screens are there for a reason. To distract your efforts for $2 worth of gas.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path

    Makes me even more determined to get exactly 1.000 gallons of ethanol-free 90 octane for my two-stroke stuff. Which, btw, cost me $4.49.9.

    I will not be distracted. Nope.
     
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  16. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    So pointless. As if I might find being hectored by a voice on a small screen attractive. So alienating. My hat is off to the outfits that convince station owners that "Gas TV" is a good idea. Talk about lipstick on a pig!
     
  17. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Back in the late 60s when I was 16, I worked at a SOHIO (Standard Oil of Ohio) gas station. No such thing as self-serve back then. It was very common for hard up folks to stop in and get $1.00 worth of gas. Probably the $2 request was the most popular.

    @ 33.9 cents a gallon, one buck got ya almost 3 gallons. Perhaps 50 miles down the road, depending.

    Today, one dollar will get ya about a quart and a pint of gas in central Ohio.

    Sounds like Washington State's gas prices are similar to California. OUCH!
     
  18. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path
    We are surrounded by refineries, and 87 octane E10 is $3.55.9 today. Grrr.

    And that's with pump tv.
     
  19. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    earth
    Kwik, BP, or Amoco???
     
  20. flojob

    flojob Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    There was a movie I saw where the tv screen could tell when your eyes where watching. The program wouldn't continue until you watched all the advertising