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I was kind of an asshole to this guy at the gas station.

I'm sure he was just trying to be helpful but I still don't feel bad about it.

All the parkings spaces were taken but there were four empty pumps and sometimes when I don't need gas but need to run inside to grab something I'll park at a pump if it's not crazy busy. (Maybe this makes me an asshole, too.)

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This lady in front of me was doing some goofy driving and I couldn't tell if she was trying to back up to get to the pump or if she was trying to maneuver to get out of the lot. So I pulled up to the pump behind her and waited.

Some guy pumping gas across from me shouted. When I looked over he was gesturing in a circular motion at me. I just thought, okay, I don't know what you want and I don't exactly care, either, so I ignored him. Also whenever I get creeped on by nasty dudes it's usually at a gas station so I'm always on high alert there.

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As I'm finishing up inside with the cashier, the guy comes in and starts talking to the cashier like, Hey, wait, she's (meaning me) something something blah blah blah. Then he looks at me and says I need to turn around because I'm facing the wrong way yadda yadda. So then I'm like, oooh. He thinks I'm trying to get gas and I pulled in with the pump on the wrong side. At first I figured well I should laugh and explain that I'm not getting gas but thanks, or whatever.

And then he says that my tank is on the other side of my car, and I got a little pissed because now I'm almost done with the cashier and I'm standing here listening to this bonehead. And I don't feel like fake-laughing, fake-smiling or explaining myself, even to a well meaning stranger. So right after he tells me on which side of my car my tank is located, I look at him, and (super sarcastically) say, "WOW, REALLY? I TOTALLY did not know that."

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He just says, "Oh."

I feel like an asshole for doing that but I don't feel bad. I have plenty of other, better reasons to feel bad and sometimes when I go anywhere it seems like there is always some little bullshit thing to deal with. And the way he was going on and on struck me as really condescending and I'm tired of being nice to people who force me to interact with them.

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I think I maybe am becoming kind of cynical.

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