r/facepalm Jan 22 '22 Helpful 28 Wholesome 24 Take My Energy 1 Bravo! 1 Silver 41

Gas station worker takes precautionary measures after customer refused to put out his cigarette 🇲​🇮​🇸​🇨​

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u/grakoncrack Jan 22 '22 Silver

I worked at a feed and farm supply store, guys used to get propane filled there. One time a customer was smoking next to the pump and my coworker about to fill the cylinder just goes, "I don't really care if I go up but we're taking this whole yard with us." The customer put out the cigarette, sounded like it didn't cross his mind that it was an issue until then.

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u/deVriesse Jan 22 '22 Helpful Wholesome Bravo!

This is the pro's way to do conflict resolution, don't make it about yourself, don't make it about the person breaking the rules. Make it about everyone else.

If they still don't care then you suplex them.

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u/ntnth Jan 22 '22

I wish this logic could convince people to wear masks.

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u/Saunteringpunk Jan 23 '22 Silver Helpful

Have you tried the suplexing part?

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u/scaleofthought Jan 23 '22 edited Jan 23 '22

There isn't enough Stone Cold Steve Austins, The Rocks, or Triple X H's to suplex all the people that need it.

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u/TheHinkleburg Jan 23 '22

Triple X was bad ass, filthy, and hardcore. Unlike his cousin Triple H

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u/DatL3afN1nja Jan 23 '22

Yeah I agree. And now they’re trying to push this new Triple F guy on every one and it’s like just give us what we want. Bring back Triple X. Vin Diesel can’t be that busy

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u/MoonMoons_Revenge Jan 23 '22

All of em better than those triple k pricks..

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u/carvamr28 Jan 23 '22

Did you mean Triple H's? 😁

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u/mkrumenacher Jan 22 '22

I deliver propane and I see cigarette butts around the cages all the time. One gas station had a cigarette tree less than 5 feet from the cage. I told them to move it and they didn’t so I put it around the corner myself. I’ve had to tell people plenty of times to stop smoking near the cages as well. It’s astonishing how many people don’t understand not to smoke near gas.

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u/renob_gnigar Jan 23 '22

When I was young, my older brother accidentally hit the gas meter at our home with the riding lawn mower and ripped it off our house. Our mom said to call the fire department as she was worried it was an active gas leak. A little later, the fire truck pulls up to our house with the fire chief in it. The fire truck parks, the chief gets out, tosses his lit cigarette, and says “So we got a gas leak, huh?”

He didn’t stay the fire chief very long.

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u/peter-doubt Jan 23 '22

He didn’t stay the fire chief very long.

That's good... That's very good!

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u/Ax222 Jan 23 '22

Fucking hell. People are braindead.

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u/thelegodr Jan 23 '22

I’m sure they would see a leak if there was a problem /s

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u/grakoncrack Jan 23 '22

They definitely would if there was a boom lmao

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u/bugme143 Jan 23 '22

I watched a video of what happens when a propane leak occurs and catches fire. Leveled an entire block area, including cinder block buildings. That's all I needed to see to take it damn seriously.

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u/ThetaDee Jan 23 '22

I work at a gas station that has a kiosk instead of a walk-in building and the amount of people I have to ask to put out their cigarettes is fucking annoying. Asked a guy the other day to put his cig out, and he goes "Y'all should have a no smoking sign"(We do I pointed it out) as if he's not walking up to a fucking gas station.

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u/cannabisms Jan 23 '22

I've seen a guy delivering propane while smoking

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u/mkrumenacher Jan 23 '22

He must have a death wish.

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u/Shouting_From_Window Jan 23 '22 Helpful

He's pro-pain. I'll get my coat.

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u/padlycakes Jan 23 '22

Back in the day, I had a customer I waited on, who had a oxygen tank and tried to light up a cigarette at the table. I raced over and ripped the cigarette from his mouth before he lit it. Told him to go outside to smoke and blow himself up. People are stupid

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u/nontoucher Jan 23 '22

Wait, why would an oxygen tank blow up from cigarettes?

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u/Lethalfurball Jan 23 '22

fire needs oxygen to.. well, fire

having a lot of oxygen in a small space would be a fire's wet dream

cigarettes have bits of fire to make the "smoking" part so a guy gets his nicotine (you cant have smoke without anything burning, duh)

So: cigarette being smoked + lots of propane/oxygen/whatever in a small space = tons of fire

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u/Cfp0001-Iceman Jan 23 '22

Reminds me of the day we had to evacuate a Walmart over a bomb threat. Everyone was made to go outside, but the smokers were huddled around the propane tanks, leaning on them smoking.

We weren't allowed to say it was a bomb threat, but I said loudly as I walked away, "I don't know why we got asked to leave, but I'm not standing near explosives and smokers and going to the back of the lot." Which is where we are supposed to take customers in a bomb threat.

They looked at me, the tanks, and the smokers, then everyone moved together away from the building. Funniest shit I've ever seen.

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u/grakoncrack Jan 23 '22

There were two bomb threats that day lol

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u/RKF7377 Jan 22 '22

That right there is a man who is sick and fucking tired of everyone's bullshit.

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u/Perpetual_Doubt Jan 22 '22 Silver Helpful

No you misunderstood, the cigarette is going out, I'm giving you the option of which of us is going to do it.

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u/MowgliB Jan 22 '22

What we have here, is a failure to communicate.

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u/Perpetual_Doubt Jan 22 '22

Which is the way he wants it. Well he gets it.

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u/Kharisma91 Jan 22 '22

I know this is from a movie but I always start playing civil war by guns n roses in my head when I read it lol.

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u/mvincent17781 Jan 22 '22

Every time.

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u/ubertappa Jan 23 '22

I just love how casual he is about it, just set's it down right in front of the guy, no rush, and the guys just stands there watching him do it

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u/attarddb Jan 22 '22

Its about time we all wake up and start calling people out on their bs.

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u/LordMooGoo 'MURICA Jan 22 '22 Silver

We need more consequences for assholes

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Yes! Society is way too scared to put these fuckers in their place

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u/LordMooGoo 'MURICA Jan 22 '22

I guarantee the company that employs the man above disciplined him.

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u/SprinklesFancy5074 Jan 22 '22

"It says right here in the employee handbook that I should use the fire extinguisher to put out any flame near the gas pumps."

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u/Mcdrogon Jan 22 '22

I guarantee some lawyer got a hold of the asshole and told him how much money he could sue the gas station for

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u/Zunkanar Jan 22 '22

Yeah but the worker saw fire at his gas station, he acted calm, disciplined and very effective. Just perfect.

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u/Tylendal Jan 22 '22

This is a no smoking area. If we see smoke we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.

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u/evilsmiler1 Jan 22 '22

Nearly a cabin pressure reference.

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u/Delta-76 Jan 22 '22

This is why there are 89 warning labels on everything and written instructions on Shampoo.

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u/Dame87 Jan 22 '22

I was amazed to see a ‘contains nuts’ message on a bag of nuts. I mean wtf.

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u/IIIE_Sepp Jan 22 '22 Silver

It's nuts, isn't it?

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u/PM_ME__RECIPES Jan 22 '22

God I hope so.

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u/Tommysrx Jan 22 '22

It would be even weirder if the bag of nuts didn’t contain nuts

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u/minahmyu Jan 22 '22

I remember getting Pepperidge farm milano cookies with chocolate and coconut.... And it contained no coconuts.

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u/TOUCH_MY_FUN Jan 23 '22

I remember seeing a pamphlet about the do's and don't when giving birth. One of the don't was "don't engage in intercourse during birth." I remember thinking, they wouldn't have written it down unless someone tried it

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u/Dual_Sport_Dork Jan 22 '22

The pinnacle of this being, as famously observed by Dave Barry, the package for the Water-Pik which contains the warning: "Do not use while sleeping."

What the fuck led to that lawsuit?

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u/Myth_5layer Jan 22 '22

Or the, "Don't drink battery acid," label on car batteries

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u/btoxic Jan 22 '22

Someone almost drowning while sleeping and cleaning their teeth....?

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u/SniffleBot Jan 22 '22

The legal standard is that a manufacturer is not liable where there is no warning label if the danger is “clear and obvious” from merely looking at the product.

The example used (and I think this resulted from an actual lawsuit) is that there is no need for a warning label on a saw saying that injury may result if you use it to pick your teeth.

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u/puddenhunting Jan 23 '22

I run a small, local, just for fun, not for profit theatre company.

Our contract that everyone needs to sign is nearly 10 pages long and growing, cause each season there is some dumb dumb that catches us by surprise.

The committee now has "surely noone is that dumb" meetings that amend the contracts for next season.

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u/Mr_DQ Jan 23 '22

Aviation technical authors have a saying that every sentence of theirs is written in blood. All of their documentation exists because it must prevent a crash, or because a crash occurred.

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u/Feisty_Field_8452 Jan 23 '22

There's a gas station brand (mental block, can't remember which but it's a national brand) that has a warning on their pumps:

WARNING: NOT FOR USE IN AVIATION ENGINES (paraphrased)

I mean, the lawsuit that resulted from must have been hilarious.

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u/theslideistoohot Jan 22 '22

"OK, let's see how we use shampoo. Lather. Check. Ri- AAAHHH IT'S IN MY EYES I CAN'T SEE! WHAT COMES NEXT!? I HOPE IT'S RINSE BUT THERE'S NO WAY I CAN TELL FOR SURE! GOD, IT BURNS!!" SLIP BANG DEAD

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u/Pangalliformes Jan 22 '22

And then the family sues shampoo company

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u/honestmango Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

As a personal injury attorney, please allow me to say that's not a case any PI lawyer wants. An asshole who wasn't injured is not fodder for a big settlement.

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u/_The_Protagonist Jan 22 '22

If you're talking about the guy who got sprayed, I suspect it would have been difficult, though not impossible, to sue, and he would be facing larger legal problems. It's very much against the law to smoke within a certain distance of the gas pumps (generally 20 feet, minimum.) The severity of the crime is dependent upon the state.

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u/r007r Jan 22 '22

I 100% cannot imagine him winning a suit in that scenario. He was actively breaking the law in a way that endangered the lives of other people and an employee stopped him. The employee was out of line, but he wasn’t wrong 🤷‍♂️

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u/TerroDark98 Jan 23 '22

I don't think he was out of line. There was an open flame near the gas pumps (the cigarette), and the smoker refused to put it out, thus endangering lives. Had he not done that, he, the smoker and the other person that was there would have died (or gotten seriously injured) and the whole gas station would've gone up in flames.

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u/tinydancer_inurhand Jan 22 '22

It was the owner and he was making a business decision. Does he one spray the guy to remove the potential risk right away and not have his business burn down? Or does he let the guy keep smoking and if an accident happens have his business burned down or severely destroyed?

The correct risk management answer is to do the former one and remove the risk right away.

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u/MrFantasticallyNerdy Jan 22 '22

Nah. Looks like EU license plates. The lawyers there don't really chase ambulances as hard as the ones in the US.

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u/ingoding Jan 22 '22

I thought we were talking about the other guy.

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u/jcaarow Jan 22 '22

Technically he's just putting out a fire. What a hero

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u/Money_Barnacle_5813 Jan 22 '22

Not sure. It was a risk, and there was something burning. Made me smile.

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u/Token-Gringo Jan 22 '22

Yes, right after a high five and a bonus. Now don’t do that again, wink-wink.

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u/LordMooGoo 'MURICA Jan 22 '22

Googled the story and it was actually the owner

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u/zellieh Jan 22 '22

Well, I hope he gave himself a very stern talking to

- and then slapped himself on the back and took himself out for a meal

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u/PointOfFingers Jan 22 '22

We need to extinguish this kind of selfish behaviour

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u/MajorEstateCar Jan 22 '22

Most people agree with “talk shit get hit” in theory but will virtue signal their asses to hell on the train of “violence is always bad”.

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u/Lazy_Mandalorian Jan 23 '22

I literally cannot fathom how somebody could ever truly believe that “violence is always bad”, yet I see people say that stupid shit all the time.

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u/NoSkillzDad Jan 22 '22

Yes please. Enough is enough

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u/HumptyDrumpy Jan 22 '22

If we're ever headed to true authoritarianism (fingers crossed we dont), assholes like this will be one of the main reasons we do. Because when people cant govern themselves, authoritarians will gladly jump in. Only problem is they may never leave once they get it

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u/rgfitness365 Jan 22 '22

What's sad, is the fact that the gas station attendant probably got fired or suspended for his actions as well as being sued.

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u/tottaly_not_masters Jan 22 '22

My dad used to be an attendant, and he would just shut the pumps off

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u/walkswithwolfies Jan 22 '22

Smart.

No compliance with safety instructions, no gasoline.

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u/yippeekiyay801 Jan 22 '22

That’s what I did. Had a regular actually try to argue it wasn’t a problem because “it’s not the fuel that’s flammable, it’s the fumes.” (He was trying to pump diesel.) I asked him if he thought it might have be possible there might be some fumes around gas station.

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u/UnwaveringFlame Jan 22 '22

In all honesty, it's neither. You can put out a cig in a puddle of gas, you can even put out a cig in a bottle shaken up and full of gas fumes. The spark plugs in your car need 10,000 volts of electricity to ignite the gas in your engine. The catalytic converter underneath every car on the road can reach 1,700 degrees and it's parked right there within feet of the pump. Gasoline is remarkably safe for how much energy it stores.

All that being said, put that shit out before you even get to the gas station. Rules are rules, make no exceptions. They shouldn't even have to ask you to put it out, it's common knowledge at this point that it's a big no-no. If you don't, you might just get a fire extinguisher to the face.

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u/Sveitsilainen Jan 23 '22

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jKu2G0Ex23Y

The issue isn't smoking per say, it's lighting up your cigarette.

Obviously it's just easier to not fucking smoke.

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u/MCRemix Jan 23 '22

Love your take.

I know that factually, smoking isn't going to set off the fumes or the gas. Mythbusters proved how hard it is to make that happen.

But ffs... the world is full of stupid rules with no real harm to you from following them, just fucking follow them.

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u/UnwaveringFlame Jan 23 '22

Yep, even if it was a one in a million chance to start a fire with a cigarette, that's a gas station burnt to the ground every week just in the US.

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u/davidedpg10 Jan 22 '22

I really hope he got a raise

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u/owls1289 Jan 22 '22 Wholesome

someone with that much I don't give a fuck energy has to be the owner.

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u/R3D1AL Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

You just reminded me: I was at a liquor store when some lady comes in to get a 30 while her husband sits in the minivan smoking. Husband gets done with cigarette and flicks it out into the parking lot right as the store owner is walking up. Owner stops, picks up the butt, and flicks it back into the van and points to the butt receptacle directly in front of the van.

Store owners really don't GAF. If you're trashing up their place they'll say/do something about it.

Cigarette dude was a real winner too. After his wife loaded up the 30pk she walked around the side of the building to grab the bag of ice she had bought as well. Guy just sat in the van the whole time.

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u/DarknessTheKiddd2 Jan 22 '22

I used to be a regular at a Dunkin Donuts that was across from my high school. The owner there eventually got on a first name basis with me because people for some reason saw the long hair bushy bearded dude with all black clothes sitting alone with headphones on his laptop minding his business and for some reason thought that was the person being annoying. The owner was the one to actually just fucking grab people and physically remove them. He had so little patience for people bothering his customers he knew were always there and consistently paying it was fucking glorious.

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u/CALL-A-SWAT-TEAM Jan 23 '22

I work at a local ice cream shop and the owner works the day shift almost every day. The guy is super nice and cares so much about his customers and employees. That being said he takes absolutely no shit when he doesn't like something on his property. This is the reason even as I get other jobs I always offer to help cover shifts if they are needed, it's just such a great place.

Both of my favorite stories happened before I was there, but are still great.

First one, a lady intentionally dropped our largest cone on the pavement when she was done with it. She wasn't discreet about it and didn't really care. Our boss kindly informed her that we were responsible for cleaning it up and he would appreciate her using one if the many trash bins to make our lives a little easier. She snapped back that if it was our job then we should just do it. Boss calmly walked back inside, grabbed a 5 gallon bucket, put a little bit of ice cream in it and then filled it with water. He walked up to the lady's car and dumped the entire thing on it. Without a word he walked back inside.

The other time he almost got in a fight with a customer for harassing a few girls. The guy had been talking to them for a few minutes and they were clearly uncomfortable, boss walked out and kindly told the guy to leave. The guy wouldn't listen and my boss had his hands up ready to go, guy left before my boss even got a chance to go at him. Boss ended up giving all of the girls $5 gift cards and anything they wanted on the house.

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u/PM_ME_UR_BIKINI Jan 22 '22

Nah I say he gave a fuck the correct amount.

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u/Falcrist Jan 22 '22

I don't give a fuck energy

I mean... he definitely gave a fuck about the fact that someone was smoking on the forecourt.

He just didn't give a fuck about the guy himself.

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u/Piranha_ChuckNorris Jan 22 '22

promotion more like it

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u/Doc-in-a-box Jan 22 '22 Silver

Ted, I’ve decided to create a new gas station program here at the Cum-N-Go, and I was just wondering if you’d be interested, you know, no pressure, in being our new fire extinguisher team leader. No no, haha, no pay increase, but just think how that would look on your resume!

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u/GobLoblawsLawBlog Jan 22 '22

Cum-N-Go doesn’t sound like a gas station

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u/Shanashy Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Kum & Go is a real gas station though, *mostly in the Midwest.

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Yep, first time I saw one here, I was 17. I laughed so hard.

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u/sanu29 Jan 22 '22

They are everywhere in Arkansas and I never managed to drive past one without giggling. I am almost 40.

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u/Shanashy Jan 22 '22

My boyfriend and I stopped at one in Springfield on our way to Eureka Springs, just so he could grab some of their lighters. We're in our 40's.

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u/The_Madukes Jan 22 '22

And Colorado

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u/nightstar69 Jan 22 '22

I’m pretty sure we have them in Florida or I’ve just been using a circle k really wrong

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u/Experience155 Jan 22 '22

The Kum & Gos are typically around the back of the Circle K.

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u/comparedbaker88 Jan 22 '22

Colorado isn't Midwest?

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u/Mekong-the-Doggo Jan 22 '22

And they have free usage of air compressors too

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u/Ludique Jan 22 '22

Do they sell Big Gulps?

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u/peternicc Jan 22 '22

No it's trademarked so they had to suffice with deep gulp

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u/tedclev Jan 22 '22

Even better

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u/oldkafu Jan 22 '22

Deep Throats

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u/_Moon_Son_ Jan 22 '22

Oh but it is.. just trust us

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u/FlighingHigh Jan 22 '22

You mean you never stopped at Ejaculate-N- Evacuate?

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u/Gullible-Place9838 Jan 22 '22

Officer, I thought I was supposed to masturbate at the pump? It’s literally in the name, you need to cum to go.

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u/newsreadhjw Jan 22 '22

Guys a straight shooter with upper management potential!

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u/Anthaninny Jan 22 '22

Someone must have taken the smokers stapler and he was going to burn that gas station down!

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u/cmt1973 Jan 22 '22

Just don't forget the cover sheet on that TPS report when you send it up.

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u/JessieMimi Jan 22 '22

Michael Bolton approves this message

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u/Nigelwethers Jan 22 '22

Probably fired.

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u/Octopudding Jan 22 '22

But he used an extinguisher?

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u/Hevnoraak101 Jan 22 '22

I smoke and I 100% agree with this.

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u/Nutcollectr Jan 22 '22

I don’t smoke and I 100% agree on this

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u/curtmandu Jan 22 '22

I haven’t smoked a cigarette in 10 years and I 100% agree with this

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u/bepisman2309 Jan 22 '22

I have never seen a cigarette and I 100% agree with this

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u/-skylord Jan 22 '22

I'm a alien and I agree with this humans

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u/rowdytabbycat Jan 22 '22

I don't even know what a cigarette is and I agree with this

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u/PR2NP Jan 22 '22

I am a cigarette and I agree with this

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u/binux14 Jan 22 '22

I don't know what agree is but I'm cigarette

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u/IslaIsPog Jan 22 '22

I don't know what an agree or a cigarette it's but I am.

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u/Flameknight Jan 22 '22

I am a cigarette and I 100% agree with this.

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u/SourcererX3 Jan 22 '22

I haven't smoked in years but when I did from basically the time I started I always knew you don't smoke at gas stations especially standing right at the pumps.. I thought this was a common thing everyone knew lol

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u/Altruistic-Cup2056 Jan 22 '22

i agree when I used to hang out at gas stations in HS I made sure I was well far away from the gas pumps before lighting a cigarette up. it's common fucking se....oh NVM forgot how rare that is today

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u/FearlessFreak69 Jan 22 '22

Agreed. I don’t even like pulling into the gas station parking lot with a lit cigarette.

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u/impish_kid Jan 22 '22

He did extinguish the fire

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u/s1m0n8 Jan 22 '22

It's perfectly reasonable to use a fire extinguisher on an open flame in such circumstances.

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u/vidoker87 Jan 22 '22

always struggle with pronunciation.. Fire extinguisher, but saves lives.

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u/m155m30w Jan 22 '22

Good on the gas station attendent

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u/FloridaMan001 Jan 22 '22

How hard is it to walk up by the door of the gas station where the ash tray is at??? Lmao

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u/satisfried Jan 22 '22

At least as hard as properly disposing of a butt rather than flicking it still lit out your window.

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u/FloridaMan001 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Right lol when I smoke cigs I pinch the tobacco out when I get done so it don’t smell and throw it away when I get where I’m goin cause u know…. Earth & stuff

Edit: Doesn’t smell as much

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u/AntlersArentHorns Jan 22 '22

Good on you, but fyi it still smells

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u/DirdyPhuqqer Jan 22 '22

It’s not a difficulty issue with this guy

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u/djdeadly Jan 22 '22

Lmfao the dude on the other side barely shows interest

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u/ARC_Trooper_Arson Jan 22 '22

I was worried the facepalm was aimed at the attendant for a second but good to see people have brains.

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u/HypatiaRising Jan 23 '22

I worked at a gas station and people did this while keeping the vehicle running all the time. One guy told me he didnt want to turn off the vehicle because his kid was in the car with the A/C on.

Like, yes. Keeping them slightly cooler for 1 minute is obviously much more important than being potentially burned to death.

Yes its very unlikely. But for fucks sake lets not try to win the lottery here.

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u/Long_Educational Jan 22 '22

I hope you are proud of yourself.

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u/nomadofwaves Jan 22 '22

She sounds hot.

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u/LurkerPatrol Jan 22 '22

She was a real smoke show

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u/Beemerado Jan 22 '22

oh fuck you!

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u/Doc-in-a-box Jan 22 '22

Oh dear goodness that was awful. Have an upvote, asswipe.

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u/burnsalot603 Jan 23 '22

Thank you for posting that, I was upset I didn't get to see the comment.

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u/thehelldoesthatmean Jan 22 '22

Man, fuck you. lol

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u/Kelthice Jan 22 '22

You.. YOU

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u/ManiacalMartini Jan 22 '22

I put my phone down because of this comment.

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u/CzarTanoff Jan 22 '22

That was so stupid, take my upvote

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u/Uranusisaflytrap Jan 22 '22

I’m mostly angry at myself for wondering for way too long about how random it was they ticketed her for a gun

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u/Xrcane Jan 22 '22

Go fuck your self but still have this upvote

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u/SirAchmed Jan 22 '22

I truly wish the singularity never exploded and the universe never formed so I wouldn't have to read your comment.

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u/Brisingamen1 Jan 22 '22

Daaaaaddd... 🙄

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u/DogsOnWeed Jan 22 '22

I didn't laugh but you got me anyway.

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u/tylerthetiler Jan 22 '22

You piece of shit

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u/Harveygreene- Jan 22 '22

booooo sir boooooooo!

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u/CAT-AT_Pilot Jan 22 '22

You motherfucker

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u/face_mcshooty2 Jan 22 '22

You clever son of a bitch

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u/therealjzachary Jan 22 '22

Lol, you sly dog.

Well played.

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u/Lubone26 Jan 23 '22

This happened in Pernik, Bulgaria. It was a summer night and the guy smoking near the station was warned 3 times that smokimg is forbidden. His answer was "What you gonna do about it". Than the empolyee just took the actions into his hands.

The employee was given some small bonus of around 500$ and couple of days off for what he did.

The guy with the cigarette was fined with some charges like "dangerous behaviour in public" or something like this but nothing major.

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u/DefusedManiac Jan 22 '22

If you've never been blasted with a fire extinguisher, that man now reeks of Sulphur and his eyes burn. It's like low grade pepper spray.

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u/Autisten1996 Jan 22 '22

Looks like what happened the first time I saw my wife naked.

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u/caddy77040 Jan 22 '22 Silver

She emptied a fire extinguisher on you

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u/Tactical_Chandelier Jan 22 '22

She didn't know he was standing in her doorway

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u/dbx99 Jan 22 '22

She kept asking stupid questions like “who are you?” “What are you doing here?” “How did you get into my house?”

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u/Rawhide_Steaksauce Jan 22 '22

My favorite part was when they guy just watched while the attendant got the extinguisher ready.

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u/obecalp23 Jan 22 '22

I think he is a bit slow

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u/GrumpyAlien Jan 22 '22

Twenty Years ago while working as a duty manager at a motorway fuel station, I'm outside performing a visual audit and a middle aged white male was using a phone while fuelling, something that was against use policy with stickers and signage visible every where. To authorize a pump for use, we must confirm the user has no phone or flames. It's not just about safety it's also an insurance issue.

So I asked him to end the call and pay attention to fuelling. He declined and turned his back to me. So I placed my finger on the nozzle holder turning his supply off. He now gets angry with me and I told him he was going to pay the fuel and leave.

He then goes inside, rants at one of my colleagues and asks for the manager. Apparently he died inside when she pointed at me. I was outside by the shop door talking to the site manager who was my best friend and would've done the same.

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u/KokiriEmerald Jan 23 '22

It took him forever to get the little pin out of the fire extinguisher, how did the dude not realize what was about to happen? He had so much time to put it out or at least just get back in the car lol

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u/janefromvegas Jan 23 '22

It was a test of wills. The smoker did not expect that the attendant would honestly use the fire extinguisher. Y'know, the smug attitude that some customers can get when a clerk tells them "no".

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u/C-_-Fern Jan 22 '22

Dude on the pump to the left is like, "ahh, Idk what's happening but I'm not paying any attention, cmon baby fill up!"

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u/Lazy_Importance9700 Jan 22 '22

I had someone light up to me while pumping gas recently and I just couldn’t bite my tongue.

I looked him right in the eyes and laughingly said something like “have you ever seen those crazy videos on Reddit with people smoking cigarettes while pumping gas?” And he sheepishly was like “yeah there’s some crazy ones” and I was like “yeah there is” - he proceeded to put out the cigarette 🙃

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u/Cdreska Jan 22 '22

look im with you but you give crazy vibes. you sure showed him lol

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u/ImaginationThen6086 Jan 23 '22

put out your cigarette bitch

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u/KamenUsagi Jan 22 '22

"My bad, it was on fire"

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u/Flipgonzi18 Jan 22 '22

This brought to you by the American Cancer Society.

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u/connor564 Jan 22 '22

As much as I see people praising this guy I don’t see anyone talking about why this is wrong:

The type of fire extinguisher he’s using sprays a light-as-air flame retardant powder that quite literally removes oxygen from an area of effect. Spraying it AT a person is extremely dangerous as it can cause extremely quick suffocation once it’s in the lungs.

Haven’t seen any story on this so I guess the guy is alright- but don’t ever spray a fire extinguisher on a person unless you know what kind of extinguisher it is.

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u/huskeya4 Jan 23 '22

Additionally, a cigarette does not have enough heat or energy to light gasoline on fire unless it is hovering directly above a puddle of gas while the smoker takes the biggest inhale they possibly can. If a cigarette is dropped into a puddle of gas, the cigarette will actually go out. Gasoline fumes in an open area dissipate too quickly to ignite also. Your actually more likely to catch fire answering a cell phone or rubbing your pants because an electricity spark does have enough energy to ignite gas. Myth busters has proved the cigarette thing as has a number of universities. The attendant just assaulted that guy. Plus there is a button on the register that can stop a pump immediately where he could have refused the smoker service for not following the rules.

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u/Clark_1994 Jan 22 '22

R/wholesomeviolece ?

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u/Bellam_Orlong Jan 22 '22

I’m not facepalming on this one, I’m cheering.

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u/srynearson1 Jan 22 '22

I’ve cleaned fire extinguisher dust before, it’s the absolute worst. That car is ruined. Serves him right.

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u/CrimsonJackMagpie Jan 22 '22

It smells really badly, right? I was in a car accident and was able to retrieve some items from the wreck after it had been towed. Everything was covered in white smelly dust. Couldn't figure out what it was.

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u/GrayWaltz Jan 22 '22

Did the airbags deploy? They release a white dust

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u/HighNoon1200 Jan 23 '22

Was at a house party and some drunken asshole managed to set one off. Shit was absolutely everywhere. And it was a packed party. People couldn’t breath, rubbing outside to go throw up from the chemical fumes. Fun times.

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u/cantaloupelion Jan 23 '22

extinguisher dust

Dont breathe this! Its like super bad for your lungs, but marginally better than been ignited by some douche with a ciggerette

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u/Utsutsumujuru Jan 22 '22

Hahahaha, awesome!!

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u/Shamanyouranus Jan 22 '22

He stands there watching the guy prep the extinguisher, and then takes another drag. What a fucking idiot.

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u/ThaPizzaKing Jan 23 '22

Gas company was running a new line at my house. Guy is in the ditch smoking a cigarette, checking for leaks. I said I guess that's one way to find them. Then I went elsewhere till he was done.

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u/Sad-Establishment-41 Jan 23 '22

This makes me smile every time it's posted.

Have fun cleaning the dry chemical powder out of your car, asshole.