Date: 23-10-21  Time: 23:05 pm

Author Topic: petrol stations and lids  (Read 14465 times)

Lazarus

  • WSB Pack Hound
  • *****
  • Posts: 590
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 02-03
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #50 on: 25 July 2012, 11:28:28 pm »
i know someone who gets snotty when asked to remove his helmet when filling up at "pay at the pump" pumps.

He does the simpple thing - gets back on his bike and rides away.....................leaving the nozzle lying on the garage forecourt. If hes really grumpy, he maybe lifts off the other side pump and lies that down too.

me - i always take the helmet off when paying in shop.
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - strawberries in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming - WOO HOO! What a Ride!"

pitternator

  • "I'll be back"
  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 6,228
    • Main bike:
      FZS 1000 Gen1
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #51 on: 26 July 2012, 06:31:48 am »
bikers just dont like being told what to do ,and any excuse for moaning they are being discriminated against...next I spose someone will moan why we have to wear crash helmets in the first place !....
 
just do as you are feckin told ! Its a condition of sale, its their petrol...dont go there if u dont like it . End of... :b
 
 
 
oh and I once got asked at a morrisons to take my helmet off. I did so of course, happy to do so, so they could see my boyish good looks. ;)

SteveH41

  • DAS Born Again
  • **
  • Posts: 73
    • Main bike:
      FZ6 04-06
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #52 on: 26 July 2012, 07:30:55 am »
Are we all not getting a little bit over excited about the simple act of removing your helmet? I like to take mine off for a breath of fresh air, if you have hair problems and getting it back in then perhaps it's time for a bit of a trim :) No.3 on top, No. 2  sides and back, taper neck please :P

Slaninar

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,311
  • Lookin' like a streak of lightnin'
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 00-01
    • View Profile
    • BikeGremlin
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #53 on: 26 July 2012, 08:43:41 am »
Star Wars Episode VI Vaders Death
Most things done in a hurry need to be done again - patiently.

Lazarus

  • WSB Pack Hound
  • *****
  • Posts: 590
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 02-03
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #54 on: 26 July 2012, 09:02:40 am »
Are we all not getting a little bit over excited about the simple act of removing your helmet? I like to take mine off for a breath of fresh air, if you have hair problems and getting it back in then perhaps it's time for a bit of a trim :) No.3 on top, No. 2  sides and back, taper neck please :P

oh how I wish I had enough hair for a #3 on top!!!!
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - strawberries in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming - WOO HOO! What a Ride!"

karlo

  • WSB Pack Hound
  • *****
  • Posts: 613
  • By Fazer I Fly!
    • Main bike:
      FZS 1000 Gen1
    • - Swadlincote, S.Derbys
    • View Profile
    • UK Bikers
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #55 on: 26 July 2012, 10:12:12 am »
Never had the problem but I do wear a flip front which I generally flip up when stopped but as Pittt says doesn't take more than a minute or two max to take a bash hat off and on. Look at it from their point of veiw no cctv recognition with a helmet on and they don't know if the bike is on a false plate or even if the bike is robbed or not unfortunately bilking seems an everyday occurance maybe due to high fuel prices.

I blame the Government.  :rollin

ddtwelve

  • WSB Pack Hound
  • *****
  • Posts: 561
    • Main bike:
      Other
    • - triumph tiger 1050
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #56 on: 26 July 2012, 11:30:20 am »
The problem is this kid our lass goes to same petrol station each week and I've been too never had a problem till this kid came on citing company policy , so if he's stating that are the other 6 pump attendants wrong ?

BBROWN1664

  • Administrator
  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 12,797
  • Should get out more!
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 00-01
    • - Tiger 900i
    • View Profile
    • My website
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #57 on: 26 July 2012, 12:04:16 pm »
I never take my lid off to fill up and would go to another garage if asked. I dont like balancing it on the bike and would never put it on the floor or on the pump as they are contaminated with petrol however clean they may look. I know this as my family used to run a few Esso locations and still have one in the depths of Kent.

Petrol and plastic do not mix and lids fall from bikes. £20 worth of petrol plus £300 for a new lid anyone?

BTW, I have a flip front I normally wear and do open that up to stop any arguments about seeing who i am. Once or twice I have been wearing a balaclava which defeats the object :)
Another ex-Fazer rider that is a foccer again

Phil TK

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,120
  • up yer..
    • Main bike:
      FZS 1000 Gen1
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #58 on: 26 July 2012, 01:10:43 pm »
 I leave my black visor down and usually respond to the till monkeys request for removal with a brusque 'sod off'!  8)
 
Actually I don't. I remove my lid if asked, if you imagine yourself in the till persons position you can understand why they want you to do it. We all look menacing enough as it is.

caretaker

  • WSB Pack Hound
  • *****
  • Posts: 532
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 00-01
    • - TL125 frame!
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #59 on: 26 July 2012, 03:44:20 pm »
following on from the bhurka thing, i sometimes say..   "are you picking on me cos i'm a muslim?" that throws them a little. try it.

ddtwelve

  • WSB Pack Hound
  • *****
  • Posts: 561
    • Main bike:
      Other
    • - triumph tiger 1050
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #60 on: 26 July 2012, 06:17:54 pm »
this is Esso's reply
Dear Mr. Wildman
 
Thank   you   for   your  recent  enquiry  regarding  the  requirement  for
motorcyclists  to  remove their helmets on certain occasions whilst on Esso
forecourts.  We  value our motorcyclist customers and should like to assure
you  that  any  complaint received by Esso is taken extremely seriously and
followed up appropriately.
 
It  is a legal requirement that our Sales Advisors supervise our forecourts
to  ensure  the  safety and security of our customers and staff onsite.  We
are  also  required  to  check that anyone using a fuel pump is at least 16
years  of  age  - the minimum age for buying fuel.  Consequently, our Sales
Advisors  visually  check  our  customers  before  authorising  the pump to
dispense  fuel.   Whilst  we do not insist as a rule that all motorcyclists
remove  their  helmets  before  dispensing  fuel, we may do so if the Sales
Advisor is unable to see the individual clearly.
 
In  addition,  in  the  past  there  have been a number of robberies at our
service  stations  where those responsible have worn motorcycle helmets for
the  sole  purpose  of hiding their faces to avoid being identified.  It is
also,  therefore,  our  standard  policy to ask anyone wearing a motorcycle
helmet  to  remove  it before entering our stores. We do this with the best
intention  of trying to ensure the safety and security of our customers and
staff.
 
I  regret  if  the  request  for  you  to remove your helmet caused you any
offence, and hope that you understand the reasons for our policy.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Anett Furedi
 
 
 
UK & Ireland Customer Care
 
 
+ UK Customer Care, ExxonMobil House, MP 300, Ermyn Way, Leatherhead,
Surrey, KT22 8UX ( 020 7136 1798 7 020 7026 4728 :
customer.care@exxonmobil.com
+  Ireland  Customer  Care,  Esso Ireland Ltd, Dublin Joint Fuels Terminal,
Alexandra   Road,   Dublin   1   (   01   656   9039   7   01  656  9181  :
customer.care@exxonmobil.com
 
 

             <davidwildman1                                               
             4@hotmail.co.u                                               
             k>                                                         To
                                      Customer Care                       
                                                                        cc
             07/25/2012                                                   
             11:45 PM                                              Subject
                                      #383444-UK(English) - Customer Care 






 
 
 
 
The following inquiry was sent through:
Brand:
First Name: David
Last Name: wildman
Position Title: customer
E-mail: davidwildman14@hotmail.co.uk
Company: myself
Address:
Country: United Kingdom
Phone:
Fax:
Current Customer: Yes
Question:
Can i have a copy of  company policy on motorcycle helmet removal at petrol
pumps/forecourts even if pre paying
regards
 
david
 

Phil

  • WSB Pack Hound
  • *****
  • Posts: 535
    • Main bike:
      Fazer8
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #61 on: 26 July 2012, 07:53:04 pm »
Their reply sounds fair enough to me. Try going to some countries like Belgium where at a lot of stations everyone has to pay in advance, then go back in and get your change if you dont use all the €20 you have given them.

MissB

  • CBT Wobbler
  • *
  • Posts: 33
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 02-03
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #62 on: 18 March 2014, 09:00:28 am »
I only go to Sainsbury's now as they don't make me take my lid off...
We are born naked wet and hungry and then things get worse....

midden

  • Operation Foc-UTree
  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,475
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 02-03
    • - Falcon Stealth
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #63 on: 18 March 2014, 11:06:49 am »
Where a Burka under your helmet next time you go in there. That'll fok em right up.

 :lol
Why under helmet,  ride in to station with one over the helmet, that would cause a dilemma.
I also think the burka/helmet difference is not so much fear of religion but the fact that a baseball bat more effective across the burka than the helmet ;)
Women have chocolate men have bikes.....
including ones who like chocolate....;)

HarryHornby

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,662
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 00-01
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #64 on: 18 March 2014, 12:12:47 pm »
Here's Baron Von Grumble's take on it all.....  :lol
Balaclava in a Petrol Station
Money doesn't buy happiness, but it buys beer, and that helps!

Mattsplat

  • Club Racer
  • ****
  • Posts: 317
    • Main bike:
      FZ1 Faired Gen2
    • - GSXR750RK
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #65 on: 18 March 2014, 12:26:57 pm »
He annoys the crap out of me!

He did make one good vid tho, what a knobby chunker  :lol


Dead Eye

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,753
  • What doesn't kill me, will only make me stronger.
    • Main bike:
      FZS 1000 Gen1
    • - FZS600 00-01
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #66 on: 18 March 2014, 12:28:07 pm »
He appears to have been having a bad day :P

richfzs

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,507
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 98-99
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #67 on: 18 March 2014, 12:35:20 pm »
Harsh, fizzy - but not totally inaccurate.... :rollin

Dead Eye

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,753
  • What doesn't kill me, will only make me stronger.
    • Main bike:
      FZS 1000 Gen1
    • - FZS600 00-01
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #68 on: 18 March 2014, 12:42:12 pm »
He can be, but most of the time he's not that bad... I've had the occasional moment of incredible frustration due to one issue after another, after another etc - most of the time this is in the car though :( On the bike you can usually escape a bit easier...

fireblake

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,489
    • Main bike:
      FZS 1000 Gen1
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #69 on: 18 March 2014, 01:22:00 pm »
At least he recognized that he was angry so took some time out to Chill a bit. He is a knob but does make me chuckle. His vids aren't a patch on Apage's  vids though
#13 [url=http://www.FOC-U.co.uk]www.FOC-U.co.uk
. The Fazer Forum[/url]


Sorry, off topic.



Mickey
« Last Edit: 18 March 2014, 01:22:48 pm by fireblake »
Sent from my villa in the South of France.


darrsi

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 10,318
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 00-01
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #70 on: 18 March 2014, 02:01:05 pm »
One of the garages I use is normally full of police where they stop to get a coffee and probably several doughnuts.
I've never removed my lid in there but they do all tend to give me dirty looks.  :lol
More people are born because of alcohol than will ever die from it.

Lawrence

  • WSB Pack Hound
  • *****
  • Posts: 830
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 00-01
    • - CBR1100XX Super Blackbird
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #71 on: 18 March 2014, 03:29:43 pm »
Where a Burka under your helmet next time you go in there. That'll fok em right up.

 :lol
Why under helmet,  ride in to station with one over the helmet, that would cause a dilemma.
Lol that'd be an interesting one :D

Personally, if I get asked to remove my lid I'll just stick the pump back and buy my fuel elsewhere.  I'd have to be on fumes to take it off and should that happen I'll just take my time putting my balaclava back on, then sorting my jacket out, then my lid, then gloves all standing at the counter holding the queue up.

Offtheclockuk

  • CBT Wobbler
  • *
  • Posts: 33
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 98-99
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #72 on: 23 March 2014, 09:39:08 pm »
I only ever fill up at morrisons, mainly because it's less than a quarter of a mile from work,
Never once been asked to remove my lid, I did once have a jokey telling off from one of the girls for filling up while sat on the bike but never mentioned the lid, even with the camera on the side not even a second glance.

However, the tesco directly across the road refuse point blank to even turn the pump on, once while a guy from the group was stood inside with no lid on waving a £20 note under their noses!
I wear glasses too and it's just a bit of a ball ache really.

Andy FZS

  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,137
    • Main bike:
      FZS 1000 Gen1
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #73 on: 23 March 2014, 09:45:22 pm »
Just use tesco and pay at the pump..simples.

midden

  • Operation Foc-UTree
  • GP Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,475
    • Main bike:
      FZS600 02-03
    • - Falcon Stealth
    • View Profile
Re: petrol stations and lids
« Reply #74 on: 23 March 2014, 10:40:34 pm »
Petrol stations and lids
Could become a tony christie hit
Women have chocolate men have bikes.....
including ones who like chocolate....;)