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amother




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Post  Thu, Aug 09 2018, 2:06 pm
..if you are only getting gas, but without buying any product in store?

I usually try to buy a drink, but was lately thinking if it's ill mannered not to since the gas is also a purchase from them.
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zaq









  


Post  Thu, Aug 09 2018, 2:09 pm
If you’re buying gas you’re not freeloading. Time was when gas stations did not have convenience stores attached, but they still had restrooms.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Aug 09 2018, 2:35 pm
zaq wrote:
If you’re buying gas you’re not freeloading. Time was when gas stations did not have convenience stores attached, but they still had restrooms.


I know that's what I thing, but when I haven't bought I'll get this dirty "look" from the person at the cashier as I'm coming out of the restroom, and leaving empty-handed.
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DrMom









  


Post  Thu, Aug 09 2018, 4:12 pm
Yes, of course it is okay.
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amother




Ecru


Post  Thu, Aug 09 2018, 4:20 pm
Well, you’re passing gas in a gas station... what could be wrong with that??
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amother




Papaya


Post  Thu, Aug 09 2018, 4:30 pm
amother wrote:
Well, you’re passing gas in a gas station... what could be wrong with that??

Laughing
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notshanarishona









  


Post  Thu, Aug 09 2018, 5:20 pm
I think as long as you buy something like gas it's fine. I do sometimes make a point of paying for gas in cash so it doesn't look bad to the cashier.
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Post  Thu, Aug 09 2018, 7:11 pm
amother wrote:
I know that's what I thing, but when I haven't bought I'll get this dirty "look" from the person at the cashier as I'm coming out of the restroom, and leaving empty-handed.


Maybe. he's just an antisemite
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Ruchel









  


Post  Fri, Aug 10 2018, 4:45 am
You don't have to buy. What are you supposed to do, go on the road?
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Simple1









  


Post  Fri, Aug 10 2018, 8:56 am
Ruchel wrote:
You don't have to buy. What are you supposed to do, go on the road?


I feel like this too, and I otherwise generally avoid freeloading.
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zaq









  


Post  Fri, Aug 10 2018, 9:36 am
If I didn’t buy gasoline chances are I’d buy a candy bar or something, but if I bought gas I paid my dues as it were. No need to buy both gas and something from the store.
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greenfire









  


Post  Fri, Aug 10 2018, 1:32 pm
surely especially if you purchase gas ... if not I would still use the bathroom & say thanx on the way out
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amother




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Post  Fri, Aug 10 2018, 1:59 pm
At some gas Stations you need to ask the cashier for the key to the restroom, you'll only get it if you purchase something. I usually get some fruit or drinks.
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Rachel Shira









  


Post  Fri, Aug 10 2018, 2:03 pm
I think it’s an occupational hazard that people will use a gas station bathroom without buying something.
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amother




Purple


Post  Fri, Aug 10 2018, 4:37 pm
You can always stop by the register with a smile and say "hi! I just filled up at number 7. Is it ok if I use the restroom?"
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Ruchel









  


Post  Sat, Aug 11 2018, 3:53 pm
amother wrote:
You can always stop by the register with a smile and say "hi! I just filled up at number 7. Is it ok if I use the restroom?"


I’ve traveled by car extensively. For weeks, or 1000 km a day. That kind. If I said this to a cashier he’d probably assume I don’t find the toilet and that’s why I’m asking. My husband says basically this service is included in pay highways, and that’s why non pay highway are nasty toilet wise.
Of course if you go and the toilets are paying then you pay. But if it's just available?
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