So I got free fuel and someone deported........maybe

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On my way to the PO to pick up a couple of special deliveries, I popped into my local petrol station to fill up. I pulled up to the front pump right next to the curb, got the pump and filled up with £60 of diesel. As i put the pump back, I looked down and noticed I had black paint on the bottom of my trousers. Looking down the row of pumps, there was a sheet of paper approx 5 yards away on the floor. The lady at the pump behind, was stepping on the wet paint. Luckily it was just the soles of her shoes that copped it. The painter laughed and said ooops sorry.

So inside the station, I calmly inform them here is my card, which i authorise £30 on telling them the other money will reimburse me for their negligence and damage.

They decline, but in the meantime, 2 others also get paint on their hands.

I suggest the garage calls the police as I'm refusing to pay and well let them sort it out.... so they hit the panic button, suggesting I'm a thief. The police arrive after 10 minutes and I greet them showing them the damage and showing them the "wet paint" signs the garage owners had now stuck up around the place.

2 more people get paint on themselves while the police witness it happen. The Police are now clearly on my side, but obviously the matter is a civil. They sought advice and I was pleasantly surprised when I manipulated their agreement that I did not need to pay right now for the fuel (as they weren't the only ones owed money in theory.) By this time, another customer notices ive paint on my shirt also.

The owners are still adamant "you must pay" and tell me I'm the only one who has paint on them, which the police quickly correct them. Thinking this may well go the distance, I ask the police to obtain the painters details. The owners give me a bit of paper with the guys first name. I showed the policeman and suggest something is being held back. He asks for his full details and address. "I've forgotten where I live" came the reply. Hello..... ding ding ding!!!!!!

Within 3 minutes, this guy is pleading with me..... "OK, I'll pay". All of the staff (inc the painter) are from Bangladesh. - Not that this is a problem of course... providing its OK for them to be here.

Just a slight about turn! I agree to take £30 for the trousers and £20 for the shirt. I then pay £10 for the petrol.

The police were left waiting for his details to come back, though as i drove off, I was called back because the petrol station now said "we want your clothes". I decline and the police remind them its a civil matter and there's nothing they can do. Funnily, they couldn't have been more awkward when it started... now they were getting it back and the police were backing me up!

So £50 worth of fuel... and a probable illegal deported.... result.....

The policeman gave me his card and direct number, so I'm hopeing I can find out, though I half expect they wont tell me.


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give byker his avi back







or i'm calling the po leece

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michelleleemoo

give byker his avi backor i'm calling the po leece



Are you going to compensate me if I do?

guv

Are you going to compensate me if I do?



nope, its out and out theft, hehehe

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michelleleemoo

nope, its out and out theft, hehehe



Funnily, thats what the daft woman at the petrol station claimed... and ended up giving me a discount of £50.

wish the the new hotukdeals had a word limit for posters (insert a smilie face here- no longer available on hotukdeals)

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If only the new hotukdeals encouraged literacy for its younger members.

PS... Shedboy..... that white dress don't half make you look fat!

guv

If only the new hotukdeals encouraged literacy for its younger members. … If only the new hotukdeals encouraged literacy for its younger members. PS... Shedboy..... that white dress don't half make you look fat!



No who gives a monkeys what happened to you at the petrol station button ................damn

would agree with you that one guv :

the site has added pounds to Marilyn

spot on that!
good work.

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shedboy66

No who gives a monkeys what happened to you at the petrol station button … No who gives a monkeys what happened to you at the petrol station button ................damn



But there is a report post spoiler report button!

Inb4 I have no interest in your threads, but still read the "essay" all the same to make a catty comment...... fatty....:D

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Fair play to you for having the balls and the patience for going through it all.

Spriggan

Fair play to you for having the balls and the patience for going through … Fair play to you for having the balls and the patience for going through it all.


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Original Poster Banned

I have plenty of patience and big balls!

My reaction would have been different if their reaction had been. Virtually telling me it was my fault and tough would make most people dig my heels in. (And I only just made it to the post office to pick up the 2 new phones Id ordered yesterday!)

I'm now more interested to hear if the plane to Bangladesh tonight has one extra passenger! LOL... fancy telly this policeman "I've forgotten where I live!" The give away though was the "please let me pay"!

good for you, they could have done painting at night and roped some of the area off. Cheeky trying to deny responsibility. Hope your local paper picks up on the story.

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chalkysoil

good for you, they could have done painting at night and roped some of … good for you, they could have done painting at night and roped some of the area off. Cheeky trying to deny responsibility. Hope your local paper picks up on the story.



Local paper? Nah, its not something they'd be interested in. I am gonna ring the police station today though to see if I can find out what happened. Will tell them I need the guys details to write an official complaint to the franchise. (It was a Texaco station.) Or maybe to forward his details to the inland revenue. It's very clear when someone forgets where they live and begs to be allowed to pay, is hiding something.

I'm surprised they didn't give them a dressing down for using the emergency bell to call the police.

guv

I have plenty of patience and big balls!



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