Most gas stations have car washes attached to them, but we don't.
Instead, we let school groups from the community have fundraiser car washes. Some of those groups have made over $400 just from washing cars in an afternoon.
Anyways, the car washes don't bother me so much because most groups hook up their hoses, wash cars and leave when they are done.
There are, however, some groups that piss me off.
I have banned the school cheerleaders from ever doing a car wash at our store because:
a) they wear next to nothing in order to get people to want car washes
b) they take up all the parking spots so our customers can't get into our store
Now, I get that they want to wear skimpy stuff in order to get customers to stop and get their car washed, but what they don't realize is that these men stare and leer at their 13 year-old bodies. It's disgusting. And while I know we have many perverts come into the store, I don't want to know that one of my regulars is a closet perv.
The cheerleaders don't know they are banned yet. As soon as they call to schedule another car wash I'm going to tell them to G-O A-W-A-Y!
The car wash last week was different though. It was for some boy scout troop and I had to actually go out and yell at them. They are also banned from having car washes as well.
It was cloudy outside so they weren't getting much business, so the kids decided to resort to begging customers for money as soon as they got to our front doors. Everytime I heard the door open all I heard was "Mister, do you got a dollar to donate to us?"
When I went out there to tell them to stop, the kids gave me an attitude. So I went to the parents running the thing and told them that if their kids wouldn't stop asking customers for money, I was going to shut off the water supply and close their car wash down.
I don't see why it has to be such a big production when there are car washes. I can't wait for it to start snowing again.