Yup it can be a right pain when it’s raining, you’ve
got the change ready in top of tank bag, then
you have to remove gloves, specs, undo fastenings
and remove helmet, then there’s nowhere dry or
clean to put anything down.
I’ve ended up leaving without filling up several times
Good idea using pay at pump, if it works.
Think I’ll start keeping a CC tucked in the tank bag.
It happened to me several times,once right at my local bp where I used to live… I used to fill my bike up there every week until one afternoon I pulled in, unhooked the nozzle and waited…and waited…staring through the shop window until the cashier looked and signalled me to remove my helmet…so I shrugged, put the nozzle back, waved a bye and left. Went up the road to a Total and filled up no problem.
yeah like every1 is legit and dont fill up stolen bikes with petrol. ffs.if you was running a shop or as your a cabbie would you feel secdure serving any1 with a crash helmet on or face covered?think of it from there point of view.
I had a bit of a do da with security in tesco express hazlemere hw. I fueled up went inside and was asked to remove my lid, their policy!! I did remove it in the end but in future i wont, why should i.
This is by no means racist, whats the difference between someone wearing a lid and someone wearing a veil?? would you be asked to remove a veil, i think not :unsure:
I went to my local Tesco a few months ago filled up with lid on, went inside to pay but needed a bottle of milk so walked over to get it and I get a tap on the shoulder, turn round its a security guard asking me to take my lid off, I asked why he said its tesco policy, I said well its my policy to leave it on… he was quite shocked with my answer he started saying if it was up to me you could keep it on and all that but I need you to remove it. If I dont? he said you have to leave the store!! I said ok mate I’ll leave the store and wont pay for my fuel… Im not taking it off and stood in the que he just walked back to the door to stop school kids stealing mars bars…
Real issue for me this! I do not see why I should have to show my face when burka/hijab wearers do not! And I have raised this point on the few occasions when I have been asked, admittedly before losing the plot and throwing the money at them. I now only use the BP at the top of long lane in hillingdon as they have never asked me. If i get caught short and get asked then I just place the pump on the floor and ride off, find somewhere else. Petty I know but they have caused me grief so I am merely returning the favour. And before anyone posts that I am over-reacting and it only takes a minute, when I am riding I have on lid, glasses, i-pod and buff plus I have to remove my gloves to take all this gear off in the first place. That’s a thought actually, what would happen if I removed my lid but entered the shop with a buff covering my face? Shortly followed by screaming coppers and red dots on my chest, no doubt! Not the first time granted but a damn inconvenience all the same. AND I AM NOT BEING RACIST!!! Before anyone starts.:D;)