Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Yadkin valley, NC
Maybe I should get a face tattoo...
...because maybe that way people would stop coming up to me and talking while I'm at the gas pump. It happened to me twice today, once when filling up my daily driver, and then again filling up the TBird.
The second guy was especially annoying. I'm used to people saying stuff like "nice car" or "what year?", and that's fine, to be expected when you pull a big classic into a self-service gas station. First, I left the engine idling so I couldn't hear the guy all that well. Second, when I fill up I keep my hand on the trigger, the car is low so I'm half-bent over, facing the rear of the car, and the guy approached me from my blind side. So I'm looking over my shoulder at this guy when I first noticed him.
The first thing I saw was his finger. On my car. He was a local bum- dressed like a slob, dirty, skinny alcoholic looking guy. OK, I thought, maybe he won't do it again. Then he came closer and touched it again. Irked, I said as politely as I could, "look but don't touch". He said "oh I didn't know". "It's common etiquette", I said. Then he started asking questions about the car- but he's slurring his speech, it's loud, and again he's on my blind side so I have to twist around to keep an eye on him.
I don't know what his questions were so I told him again, "look all you want, but don't touch anything". Then he started getting pissy. "Uh, OK then. Nice talking to you."
1964 Thunderbird 390 V8, AOD, F.A.S.T. EZ EFI 1.0, Victor intake, MSD Ignition.