Friday, April 17, 2009

I love Tuesdays!

I love Tuesdays!

Tuesday is not harsh like Monday! It’s easy, comfortable and familiar. By Tuesday you’re most likely back in the groove of things.

Pizzas are cheap on Tuesdays!

Movies are cheap on Tuesdays!

Cinemas charge almost half the normal price.

And DVD rentals you say? You can get them for $1 each on Tuesdays!

But most of all, petrol is cheap on Tuesdays (according to statistics)! It doesn’t seem like it anymore but I still choose to fill up my car on Tuesdays when the price supposedly drops a few cents a litre.

For premium unleaded petrol I probably pay $1.20/Litre on average. So imagine my surprise when I looked at the bowser and saw I was charged only $11.68 for 49.72 Litres of petrol! That’s equivalent to 23.50c/litre (indulge me please, I’m an accountant). My first reaction was…take a photo of course!

At first I thought it was a prank. Then I further rationalised the situation that maybe the pump’s display was playing up. It probably should say $1.23/Litre. And then I thought it’s probably a promotion. Or perhaps, a radio contest!

There were already a few people in the station’s store when I walked in. I’ve realised then that it wasn’t just me. The attendant was in a panic talking to whom I assume was her supervisor trying to figure out what to do.

I was happy to pay what I rightfully owe. But I was even happier that the station honoured what was shown on my pump. Apparently it was a glitch in the system she didn’t know much about either.

So there you go!

A colleague once quipped "Tuesdays are useless". I don’t think so!


Tangled Noodle said...

Score! Wow - I wish that would happen to me. Then, I'd immediately buy a lottery ticket, too. 8-D

The Beancounter said...

Never thought of that...i'll see if i'm as lucky tomorrow!