A gas pump at our local gas station. Corrales, New Mexico.
I stopped for a fillup at Phillips 66 at Oh! It’s still dark thirty this morning. While I was waiting for my tank to fill, I noticed the pump in the bay across the way had what looked like a 66-inch long tape of unclaimed receipts. The pump I was on wasn’t giving receipts, perhaps my receipt was printed on the pump across the way.
35 thoughts on “66 Inches of Tape”
There’s a bunch of gas receipts for tax deductions proof…..
We don’t need no stinking proof in New Mexico! Vote early vote often! Taxes? What taxes? Only 10 DUIs? You’re a wuss! You know the New Mexico way. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
Some things are seriously wrong out here.
Another interesting mystery, Timothy.
It got me singing to myself, Nat King Cole’s Route 66, well the words I could remember. Hehe! Cheers.
We are a little north of Route 66, but I drive on a little piece of Route 66 in downtown most days. Thanks, Inchcock.
Not many can say that, Tim!
Perhaps an identity theft issue? In any case, the most important info is blocked, but the station manager needs a permanent discharge…
The pumps are open 24 hours, but the store isn’t. The photo was taken 30 minutes before the store opened this morning. The manager cannot do anything about getting rid of uncollected receipts until he or she comes into work. I’ve not been in the store. I only buy gas there and half the time I get it early or late when the store is closed. It’s very convenient that way.
OK, the store has odd hours!
An interesting photo with a story 🙂
Anything to get people out of their cars huh?! Still, it makes a great image!
They had to get out of their vehicle to pump the gas. No full service gas stations around these parts. Either in a hurry or it was too much bother to snatch a receipt. Thanks, Marina.
No, no… The travelling circus is in town and each “carriage” was filled up on the same bill… Last one our forgot to grab it. There will be held to pay from the accountant…
It’s often a circus around here. Thanks, Dale.
It was the ghost of highway whatever..
Highway 448. We do have our ghosts of gas pumps past. Thanks. Shehanne.
there you go. They needed to fill up I guess.
When you need gas you need gas.
even as a ghost.. x
Ghost are usually pretty gassy. Although, in the Icelandic Sagas they were solid enough to beat people and cause all kinds of trouble.
Well they sure must be gassy if they use this amount of stuff. Lol.
The gas pump either lost its mind or printed out its last transaction over and over again. I prefer if the pump just lost its mind. 🙂
A Phillips 66 station. I think our last Phillips 66 branded anything was 20 years ago(?).
You know New Mexico tends to be about 20 years behind. Thanks, David.
Are your prices and cost of living 20 years behind too? 😉
We have some of the lowest fuel prices in the country. Housing is high everything else is on par to a bit lower than average. But no prices are not 20 years behind.
I suppose that means the rundown miner’s shack on Hwy Nowhere goes for $100K then. 😉
Outside of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, $100K might get you a decent house. The office space we like best so far is for sale only $198/SF.
Ha, I thought it might be a CVS gas station! They are notorious for way too long receipts!
No. These are multiple uncollected receipts. Thanks, Tiffany.
I haven’t seen one of those stations in a long time.
We do have a lot of dinosaurs in New Mexico. Thanks, Lavinia.
Isn’t there a song about that?
66 inches of tape on the wall
if one of those inches………..
65 inches of tape on the wall. 😀
First I’ve heard of that version of the song. Thanks, Resa.