I went to fill my tank this morning at the Cheapest Off-Brand Gas Station in LA (San Fernando Valley excluded).
I could hear my credit cards whimpering as the numbers ceaslessly ticked upwards. And then, the numbers slowed down, and not because the tank was filling up.
No no, the credit card was only pre-authorized for $35 in gas. And it hit the pre-auth limit before my tank was full.
I’d like to repeat that: I bought $35 worth of gas and my TANK WAS NOT EVEN FULL. My tank only holds a little under 14 gallons.
And it’s clearly not getting better anytime soon. My bank statement weeps.