Lame Gas Station Squeegees

I admit this is a trivial topic today but isn’t that the theme of this site? 🙂 This is one of those little things that bug me whenever I experience it, and this morning was one of those times. So the first thing that comes to mind is to come on over and share.

I like a clean windshield in my vehicle. Clear sight is a big part of safe driving, but I really like a clean window. Nothing in my line of sight, no smudges or previously squashed bugs last very long with me. Call it a fault if you must, but I just like my windshield to be free of any distracting blemishes.

With that in mind, I am one that cleans my windshield at the gas station every time I fill up. Those courtesy squeegees that have become a staple to most gas stations have become a critical part in my choice of where I fill my tank. I am selective of my stations because I really hate when a station doesn’t keep a fresh, high performing squeegee at every station.

If you have ever decided to clean your windshield with one of these squeegees only to have it leave more streaks with every swipe than it cleans off then you know exactly what I am talking about.

Though it may be a freebie, if I repeatedly deal with a cracked or warped squeegee that doesn’t do its job, I will end up finding a different gas station to fill up. Right along with that, if the station doesn’t keep the cleaning solution full and clean along with the paper towels stocked, I’ll end up somewhere else. Of course price per gallon is my first reason to choose a station, but that squeegee station leaves an impact.

Yes, this may seem petty to some, but for me, it is a part of the fill station experience. It’s those little things in life that help it go smoothly or leave me grumbling about not going back until they get their services right. I am sure there is a little life lesson in there somewhere you could draw out, but I’ll just rant a little and let you apply the warm fuzzy part yourself 🙂