The place where I work has some pretty steadfast rules. There's things we can do, things we can not. It's a gas station, it kind of has to be organized.
And over the course of any given shift I am consistently floored by the high opinion that people have of themselves. Thinking that I am willing to risk my job and break the rules just for them. Keep in mind please, these are people I have never met before in my life.
Not saying that I can break rules for people I know, I can't. Let's be realistic though, if a friend asks me for a favor I'm far more likely to do it than if some stranger on the street asks me. Flawed logic maybe, I don't know, but that's life.
Back to my point. My biggest peeve? The fire lane. We have a fire lane in front of the store.. NO PARKING. Customer will come in, I nicely explain that they have parked in a fire lane and could they please move?
"I'll just be a minute."
"Oh.. well I won't do it next time."
"Everyone else parks there."
And my absolute all-time favorite...
"Well you're not planning to have a fire in the next five minutes."
Who on earth would plan to have a fire at a gas station?!
This is not just my little rule that I made up... it's a city by-law. Not only can city officials give you a $150 fine, police officers and fire fighters can too. But every single day I suffer abuse from the mouths (and the odd middle finger salute) of people who think that they are above these rules.
Next on my list? People who think the pre-pay law is optional.
Get over it.
I can not take the pump off pre-pay and allow you to pump your gas and then let you come inside and pay for it.
For starters, it's not possible. I just flat-out don't have the ability to make the computer do that... those keys aren't left out for me to use. Secondly, why on earth would I risk loosing up to $100 worth of business for my boss? You're honest? I can trust you? You promise to come in a pay for it?
If you think people are all really like that, I have some shares in the warmest climate in the world for you, located right next to the South Pole... how much warmer can you get than ALL the way south?