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Gas station pumps that play loud commercials are dangerous and annoying, amirite?

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2nd button down on the right side turns the sound off.

Dangerous?🤣🤣🤣

This is so odd to me, never heard of those in Canada. Where abouts are you? 👀

browndog888s avatar browndog888 Yeah You Are +4Reply
@freq432 Midwest Usa

Nice, sorry you have to be bombarded with that. Incredible username also lmao. Cheers.

Tldfonats avatar Tldfonat Yeah You Are +1Reply

Dangerous?

KilljoyXs avatar KilljoyX Yeah You Are +3Reply
@KilljoyX Dangerous?

I still have eyes to watch my surroundings.

Mcgee0s avatar Mcgee0 Yeah You Are +2Reply

3rd button down on the right side of the screen is "mute". FYI.

@Bf3247 3rd button down on the right side of the screen is "mute". FYI.

Depends on the gas station. Dunno if its individual station or chain, or what. I just press buttons until I find the right one. Usually the 2nd or 3rd one down on the right, but there's one near me that is on the left.

Milkzeys avatar Milkzey Yeah You Are 0Reply
@Milkzey Where I live it's the 2nd down, right side.

Where I live we don't have mute buttons at gas stations.

We also don't have commercials at the pumps either.

100% agree. This inundation with sound lately is ridiculous.

I love how people are questioning whether this is dangerous. Not being aware of your environment is inherently risky when compared to being aware of your environment.

I've seen idiots not able to hear people screaming at them that their car is on fire because they're blasting their music. I've seen people get hit by bikes, runners, etc. because they've got earbuds on.

If you have to have constant audible stimulation no matter where you are, something is up with you. It's not normal.

This must just be an American thing, because I've never encountered these in the Toronto area. And will hopefully never encounter. Going for gas is already painful enough due to all the tax that's on it.

I do hate those pumps but I think it is really stretching to call it unsafe. I still have eyes to watch my surroundings.

Why do you need to be extra alert like you don't even have to look at you're car depending on what state your in

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are +3Reply

I would say people on their phones while pumping gas are more of a danger and issue

I hate them.

Pumping gas as a woman and suddenly a disembodied voice out of nowhere?

I jump every time even though I should know better.

DueBodybuildes avatar DueBodybuilde Yeah You Are +3Reply

100% agree but I don't see how this could be unpopular

Unwanted commercials being shoved in front of your face? Annoying? Boy howdy what an unpopular opinion this one is. A real spicy hot take.

@monsterallergies Unwanted commercials being shoved in front of your face? Annoying? Boy howdy what an unpopular opinion this one is...

I think OP is trying to get at it being dangerous. Like, the ad is broadcasting your location to potential malicious people.

Have never seen one in Europe.

They are annoying. So just press the mute button. It varies by gas station, but usually is the second or third one down on the right side. They aren't dangerous though.

@Pheniz21 They are annoying. So just press the mute button. It varies by gas station, but usually is the second or third one...

Nice tip. I saw they could be considered dangerous because you can't hear if someone is coming up on you at a time when you usually have your wallet or purse out.

@freq432 Nice tip. I saw they could be considered dangerous because you can't hear if someone is coming up on you at a time...

I mean, I put my card back into my pocket or car as soon as I'm done inserting it or whatever. Not just standing there holding it. And even if I don't mute the commercials, I still have eyes and can see if there are people around. They'd have to go around the pump or your car. If you're that worried, keep your back against your car while pumping. They can't show up behind you at all then.

Not really, and they're not that loud. Half the time the music on the station speakers are louder than the videos.

Alert to what?

ambitiouscorners avatar ambitiouscorner Yeah You Are +1Reply
@ambitiouscorner Alert to what?

Getting jumped at a gas station.

I nearly have a heart attack every time one comes on. I'm quietly filling up my pump them get blasted in my right ear with ‘ARE YOU A FAN OF SHEETZ FOOD? SAY HELLO TO OUR MOBILE APP!!'

Dangerous?? Do you live in a bubble too?

@Thenaturelover Dangerous?? Do you live in a bubble too?

I'm thinking as in people being able to walk up on you without you noticing.

@Manualham Sit in the car like a normal person.

While pumping gas?? Nobody (other than you apparently) ever does that

@DueBodybuilde Everyone in the Midwest does it all winter.

As a guy in southern Ontario, most of our pumps don't have those trigger holders so we have to keep holding the pump.

@DueBodybuilde Everyone in the Midwest does it all winter.

That sounds super dangerous. What if the pump slips out? What if the pump malfunctions? There'll be petrol everywhere before you can do anything.

Thatoneduderyans avatar Thatoneduderyan Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Thatoneduderyan That sounds super dangerous. What if the pump slips out? What if the pump malfunctions? There'll be petrol...

That's why you sit there and watch it. It's not like you're any further away. And The pump sits far enough in that it's not really a risk.

@Thatoneduderyan That sounds super dangerous. What if the pump slips out? What if the pump malfunctions? There'll be petrol...

I've been doing this exact move in the colder, and even hotter.months for about 20 years at a variety of gas stations on a variety of cars. Never once seen an incident. I even leave my car running.

@SnooStories How common is this at the gas stations you frequent?

Not op but yes it happens. Usually when distracted.

Professor-kaosss avatar Professor-kaoss Yeah You Are +1Reply
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