I don't understand why he didn't hang around to find out what the deal was - they're employees it wasn't like they'd be able to jump him or something equally drastic and get away with it? There could have been a problem with his card or the pump.
If anything I'd have wanted to stay and find out what was going on so I could make a complaint after being spoken to like that.
Weird. I'm sorry :(
Yeah, my first thought was that the card didn't actually go through and they just stole from the gas station. But doesn't the card have to go through before the pump will allow you to pump gas? I don't really know how that works.
How strange. Perhaps there was an issue with the credit card, though I think it's weird the attendant wouldn't tell him why he should wait. I'd probably want to go back and see what the deal was, and in the meantime, check your credit card account to make sure everything is normal.
this, or maybe call and ask what the deal was? really weird though.... i might have done the same thing.
idk but I would have just waited. Kinda dumb to just drive off instead of getting to the bottom of the situation
I would have left, too, if someone was screaming at me without explaining why.
That's weird - but he should have waited.
They told him to stand in the corner... like you would to a small child if they were in trouble?
Scary, but the man wasn't threatening him, so I would have waited. Now there's a chance the police may get involved. D:
If that happens, just make sure to tell them the guy was scaring your fiance and he left because of that, not because of anything like theft or something. I can only imagine the clerk assumed that either he was trying to steal gas (maybe there was an issue with the card?), or that he looked like a known wanted criminal or something strange like that.
If you ever find out, please update TQC and let us know! I'm super curious now.
Edited at 2012-11-10 01:59 am (UTC)
My sister (who is from NYC) wonders if you are from the NY/NJ area and it was the wrong day for you to buy gas (the days are based on your license plate number.
Nope, we live in Georgia. Please explain this gas day thing to me!
I can't believe these people saying he should have just waited. I would not go anywhere where someone told me to stand in a corner and wait for no reason. And I imagine if this question had been you has a woman being yelled at to stand in a corner, everyone would be look "OMG, thank God you left! Who knows what would have happened!"
There's not the same threat level as a man telling another man to wait aggressively as there is a man telling a woman to wait in that same tone. Our society screams at us that women are all essentially victims waiting to happen in scenarios like this.
Does your car not have a license plate or is it obscured? I know many places get leery about that.
There is no way I would have stayed and your fiance did the right to thing to leave. I would call the station and talk to the manager to find out what is up and to complain about the cashier.
This reminds me of that urban legend where the lady is pumping gas and the clerk tells her that she needs to come in, when she goes inside the clerk tells her that a man slipped into her back seat while she was pumping gas.
All I can think of it was one of those rare gas stations where you can pump before paying and he thought he paid but his card wasn't accepted and you stole gas. Weird you would get a receipt printed out if it wasn't paid for, though. Was it a Murphy USA station, by any chance?
It's really rude that he was spoken to that way although I probably would have stuck around just out of pure curiosity.
I've never even heard of paying before pumping, I guess I don't pay attention when people get gas in movies.
If the receipt printed I'd say you definitely didn't steal anything.
I'd probably try and call the station afterwards though, I'd be dying to know what's going on.
Sounds like something happened and maybe the cashier was stressed and needed him to stay. Im honestly surprised you guys bolted. Although the guy may have been rude I wouldnt have guessed id need to flee for my own safety (and i dont mind helping people out, ie: you were behind a guy that stole gas, was using a false credit card, etc and they wanted you to help identify them).
Oh fuck that. I'd have left too. He can talk to me like a human being, whatever the circumstances. The fact that they were yelling at him is suspicious as hell.
p.s. PLEASE POST IN UPDATES IF YOU FIND SOMETHING OUT!
Edited at 2012-11-10 10:47 am (UTC)
Yes, please do. I'm mildly concerned that you haven't replied to this post at all except for the gas rationing comments.
to me it sounds like a murder plot
I think not.
OMG WHAT HAPPENED?! Are you going to tell us!? *waits on the edge of the chair*
I would have bolted too. Idk after reading that I automatically got bad vibes about the situation. If I were you I would definitely call the gas station and ask to speak to a manager and explain to him what happened so you can find out why they did that.
Did you guys ever figure it out? D: