Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm a Criminal

I stopped at QT after work for fuel.  I don't like to go over 300 miles on a tank, and I was at 340.  I put in my Pump Start card (it's a card that you use at QT so you don't have to prepay.)  The pump said, "See attendant."  OK.  I go inside and he swipes the card and says, "This card has been deactivated."  Weird.  I paid with a different method and pumped my gas.

They had given me the printout of the deactivation message, and there was an 800 number on it, so I called.  The lady asked if I remembered getting $24 worth of fuel at QT last Thursday.  I said, "Yeah.  Was it the Oak Grove location?"  It was.  Oh NO!  I got other stuff that day!  What if I forgot to tell them about the fuel, paid for the other stuff, and drove away?  I'm a delinquent!

I called Kevin and asked him to check the bank account online.  He found where I had written a check to QT that day for an amount that sounds like plenty to have paid for $24 worth of gas.  Cool.  I stopped by the bank and asked for a printout, and then went to the Oak Grove QT.  I explained the situation and he started looking into it.

After a few questions were asked, he was able to pull up the transaction and get a copy of the itemized receipt.  I didn't remember that last Thursday was the day that I bought breakfast, lunch, snacks for my snack stash at work, and a few other things.  What wasn't on that receipt?  The FUEL!  How embarrassing!  I told him that I felt like such a rebel.

He said, "A rebel doesn't usually come back to pay for their gas."  LOL  I paid for it and he said that my pump start card will be reactivated by 2:00 tomorrow afternoon.  What an airhead!  I'm just glad that I didn't go in there with attitude and accuse them of doing something wrong.  Thanks to my buddy Brooke for warning me, "May want to check the attitude" when I was complaining to her about it, on the way to take care of it.

3 comments:

Donna said...

But you forgot to cry!

Jon said...

Life is far too complicated nowadays. I'm glad you got the issue resolved. I'd hate to see a wanted poster of you on the post office wall.....

Cindi said...

a honest, confessing, criminal at that too! lol