Three of the oddest things to happen at a petrol station
Odd things can happen at petrol stations. Here are just three of them:
1. ‘Lock out’ at Tesco
It seems unfortunate to fill your car up with fuel... only to realise that you are unable to get into it afterwards. But this is exactly what happened to dozens of drivers at a York Tesco petrol station in 2011. It wasn’t alien intervention, but mysterious ‘electrical interference’ that stopped drivers of cars with keyless entry systems in their tracks.
2. Petrol station takes Marmite off the menu
The repeat burgling of a popular savoury spread led to one petrol station ceasing to stock supplies. Hungry drivers hoping to purchase Marmite were prevented by the persistent pinching (18 jars in one month) of supplies at a Northamptonshire petrol station shop by an individual who has yet to be caught.
3. Petrol station price sign gets the LOL treatment
Think petrol prices are too high? Some pranksters showed their outlook on rising prices by ‘reconfiguring’ a petrol price sign in Dorset. The unleaded petrol price was changed to 25.9 pence per litre, with the letters LOL written below it...
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Guest Post: James Knight is the fuel management consultant of The Fuelcard Company, the largest commercial reseller of company fuel cards in the UK. You can read more on his expertise in fuel control and solutions on vehicle maintenance by reading Fuel Cards Blog here. You can also find him on Google+ and Twitter.