Over the weekend, I went for a little drive just for fun, as I often do in the spring. My gas gauge was on “empty”, so I stopped at a nearby Turkey Hill to fuel up.
And boy did I regret it.
I pulled up to the first pump I saw, but it was out of order. Ok, fine. So I pulled around to the pump pictured above. It’s…seen better days, to say the least. The LCD screen has been knocked askew somehow, and the cheap red paneling they plastered over the old Exxon branding is starting to lift up. But hey, at least it works, right?
Wrong! The pump’s card readers refused to accept my Kroger Plus card or my Visa debit card. So I finally gave up and went inside to pay. The cashier scanned both the Kroger Plus cards I keep on hand, but for whatever reason the system simply would not accept them.
So what the hell was I supposed to do? I couldn’t, like, not put gas in my car! So I ended up paying full price (and the clerk had to run my card as debit, by the way, since it wouldn’t work as credit) even though I know I have fuel points on my Kroger card.
Get your shit together, Kroger, or I’m gonna stick to Speedway from now on.