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Old May 5th 2013, 12:02 pm
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Default You would think the world was ending

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...-fuel-in-dubai

Some of the Quotes are unbelievable, "how am I going to pay"? The same way you always do nobhead except you may have to walk 10 yards into an air conditioned building.
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Originally Posted by britexpat76 View Post
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...-fuel-in-dubai

Some of the Quotes are unbelievable, "how am I going to pay"? The same way you always do nobhead except you may have to walk 10 yards into an air conditioned building.
BLLLAAAHHHTTT!!! Why is nobody coming to pander to my whims and desires?
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Old May 5th 2013, 12:08 pm
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Speechless...

Took my Dad 5 mins to show me how to master refuelling once I was on the road after passing my test and not going a penny over.......showed me how to change a tyre too...and check oil, fill radiator...ect ect..

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Tragic.

I see it as a brucey bonus that I don't have to fill up. Having to do it again? Wouldn't bother me in the slightest, yeah I'd get sweaty in summer but **** it, you get cold in the UK in winter and it's hardly a chore.

If you'd never ever ever done it before though I can imagine it's enough of a challenge to confuse some people. I never got shown how to do it, but had watched Dad do it so managed to piece together the process of opening flap, unscrewing cap, putting the nozzle in and squeezing (this sounds filthy btw...) and then reversing it all and paying. **** me. That should be the instruction manual.
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Alternatively dont fill up between 12am and 0600? Would make no difference to me as I would never be in my car between those hours.
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I see a massive safety issue here. How long before the first fire?
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I see a massive safety issue here. How long before the first fire?
Ah shit the bed that's a good point.

Money on first local to leave engine running, be on the phone and smoking? My bet is within 16 hours of no-attendants.
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Ah shit the bed that's a good point.

Money on first local to leave engine running, be on the phone and smoking? My bet is within 16 hours of no-attendants.
16 hours, eh? More like 16 minutes...
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16 hours, eh? More like 16 minutes...
I was being nice....
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I was being nice....
I wouldn't waste your time - no one else around you has ever bothered...
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http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...etrol-stations

"I don't understand the logic behind this," said Abdullah, who was with his wife at an Enoc station off Hessa Street in Dubai'.

Why does that not surprise me?
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Default Re: You would think the world was ending

they tried this in abu dhabi for a while, it didnt last long because people still stopped at the self service pump and didnt get out of the car. i think its a good thing as i would fill up and beat the queue.....
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Default Re: You would think the world was ending

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Tragic.

I see it as a brucey bonus that I don't have to fill up. Having to do it again? Wouldn't bother me in the slightest, yeah I'd get sweaty in summer but **** it, you get cold in the UK in winter and it's hardly a chore.

If you'd never ever ever done it before though I can imagine it's enough of a challenge to confuse some people. I never got shown how to do it, but had watched Dad do it so managed to piece together the process of opening flap, unscrewing cap, putting the nozzle in and squeezing (this sounds filthy btw...) and then reversing it all and paying. **** me. That should be the instruction manual.
I never got shown what to do didn't think I'd need to be but after being out alone in the car and the light came on I obviously had to fill up up for the irst time..not a problem until I couldn't find out how to open the petrol cap and spnt 30 mins with my keys, cards and anything else I could use to pry the bloody thing open only to be shown by the bloke waiting behind me that it opens from inside the car!
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fuel drips down a pristine dish dash will make it look like they've peed themselves
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"no honey, I dont want the kids in the car to see me smoke, now wait while I fill up the car"...
Im all for self-service but there are some, well most, people on the road who would be better off between an incoming comet and a hard hard place!!
and im not being nice at all right now *sweet smile*
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