Friday, May 18, 2018
Why I dislike buying gas in California
No, what bugs me the most are these nozzle hoods. They’re supposed to keep gas fumes from the atmosphere, but about one time out of three, they just make it hard to get gas into my tank. I have to find just the right magic angle to keep the pump from shutting off. And that means I have to hold the nozzle in place all the time it’s pumping. But sometimes even that won’t work. There have been times the pump shut off every couple of seconds, and I’ve gotten so frustrated that I just settled for quart or so of fuel and driven off to a different gas station.
Maybe I should keep a screwdriver handy so I can loosen the hose clamp and slide the hood from the nozzle. No one would notice, right?