Thursday, April 1, 2010

Why Binoculars are my Best Friend

There are many things I try not to look at in the store. Things that are disgusting, nasty and smelly. That's why we keep a pair of binoculars near the register; so I can still look if I wanted to, but stay far away at the same time.

I use the binoculars for almost everything. The main reason is to get license plates. If I turn the gas pump on for you before you paid for your gas, I'm going to be writing your license plate down in case you drive away.

The next reason I use binoculars is to look at suspicious substances that customers tell me about. Most of the time customers will run in to tell me that there is something 'strange' by the pump. They won't necessarily say what it is, probably because they don't want to believe it is what they think it is. So, this is where the binoculars come in handy. That way I can stare from afar to confirm that it is, indeed, a pile of puke or poop laying next to the gas pump and directly next to the garbage can.

The next reason I use the binoculars is to stare across the street. We have a gas station located across the street from us, so I will often use the binoculars to see if any of our regular customers are there. Traitors.

Without the binoculars I think I would go crazy. Either that or faint/pass out from things I have to look at up close.


  1. My husband will goes to the same gas station every time - the lady's take care of him. I think one will make his coffee for him when he comes in. There's 3 all at the same spot near our house - I just go to which ever one is on my right side when I'm driving by so it's easier to get in & out.

  2. Lol! It's very amusing thinking of you peeping through those binoculars at stuff around the gas station. :)

  3. I don't think I would like your job one bit. Disgusting. Oh wait, I worked in the same kind of environment, but it wasn't a gas station. Never mind.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  4. Love your stories. Wouldn't love the job. Take care and stay safe.

  5. You're too funny.........I love your've made cashiering at a gas station an 'ART'......

    I'm learning so much from you!

  6. SO funny - your blog looks interesting :) Glad I followed from LBS.

  7. Heh. Good post! I use binoculars to spy on the people who live in the apartment building across the street. But it's ok, because sometimes we see people with binoculars too in that other building!!!!!

  8. I think you must be a saint! But that's a good idea, even for in the car to take someone's plates

  9. Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a great day!!!!

  10. My Momma Drama: We have a few customers that we give 'the special treatment' to also. It's because they are cool and never cranky or mean.

    Lauren: I try not to let customers see what I'm doing, but sometimes I know I make it obvious.

    Sandee: Some days are harder than others... :-)

    Linda: Thanks!

    Jenny Brown: Thank you, I try. ;-)

    Rene W.: Thank you, I hope you enjoy it. :-)

    Deconstruction: Haha I'd be pretty embarrassed if someone caught me looking at them from across the way.

    Hear Mum Roar: Yeah, there's always room for binoculars. :-)

    Katinka: Thank you!



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