>>Ladies with mops to wash the car is a common sight in almost all the petrol bunks in Trivandrum city. Â I had a traumatic experience at one of the pumps last week. When I reached the bunk, I asked the lady on duty to fill the petrol for Rs.300 and gave the amount. Meantime, another lady coming through the front way sought permission to clean the glass. Â Usually, I donâ€™t entertain this and that day as I had time.Â I permitted her to do so. Â As she started her work, I saw in the rear mirror the lady who took the money came with the nozzle to fill the fuel and to my surprise I noticed the amount set on the meter was 200. Â I told her that I needed the fuel for Rs.300 and I had paid for it. Â She argued vehemently that I asked for Rs.200 worth fuel. I got out of the car and could identify the 3 hundred rupee notes which were placed below the pack of 500 rupees in her bag. Â She reset it as 300 and started fueling the car. If I hadnâ€™t noticed that, I would have returned with fuel worth 200 instead of 300.
We all visit pumps routinely and should be careful not to get betrayed by these type of crooked elements. This is another mafia operating to loot the common men.Â These actions will question the credibility of the well run organizations also. So I kindly request the owner of this particular bunk to take appropriate measures to keep all the anti socials out. Misdeed of a person can spoil your entire business.
For the kind attention of dear readers: Please make sure that your attention should be strictly on the digital gauge of the pump and never allow anyone to clean the wind shield while the tank is being filled. Â Every penny you earn is valuable and be aware that you should get for what you spend. Â A little attention while spending your hard earned money will save you a lot.