[Tagging] Self serve and full serve gas stations

johnw johnw at mac.com
Tue Jun 9 11:53:56 UTC 2015

> On Jun 9, 2015, at 8:07 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> Everything else being the same (taxes, base fuel price, etc), minimum service is always about 10-15 cents *cheaper*

The idea that a human costs less than a credit card reader built in the pump is an intriguing proposition - are people doing an employee’s worth of damage or theft to the facility every day? I’m not saying you are wrong, but this seems counter-intuitive.

> than self service because they're not having to foot the bill for untrained and unknown people handling hazardous materials in a light industrial/retail facility.  Please do not confuse this with full service, as there's typically a 20-30 cent difference between the two.

I’ve been pumping my gas since I was 8 - I mastered the gas pump early, so Dad didn’t have to go inside. 

I had no idea I was a light industrial facilities technician with 25 years experience! ^_^

I’ve been so happy to see the full-service stations in Japan being converted to self-serve to dispense with an unnecessary visit to the cashier.

The idea of “minimum service” as a tag value might be a good option: and removal of semicolon


or something

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