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Ummm...I forgot my wallet!

Today I stopped at my favorite gas station.

People know me by name.

I filled my tank and went in to get a cup of coffee.

Went to the till and reached in my pocket...Nothing.

Told the gal at the counter I left it in the car.  I looked, nope Nothing!

I went back in and explained what had to have happened.

One lady was new and looked at me sorta funny.

The regular teller laughed and told me"Stop in Tomorrow!"

I am only 3 miles out of town.

I was back in 15 min.

I thanked the ladies paid my debt and went on my way.


I was sure glad I go to the same place most of the time and get to know the people there.


Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • October 23 2015 05:21PM


Yes, it is good you frequent the same local establishment. Now the next step is to ask if you can place some business cards by the cash register!!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 4 years ago

thats a good story, it is good to be known. i am known by the night shift policeman sitting outside the bar on fridays waiting for me to leave (i always buy him a beer) he follows me home , lets me get in my driveway, and when asked for my ID ,  i tell him i left my wallet at your house William.

Posted by Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design) over 4 years ago

I can't even think of a station in our area where they keep the same cashiers more than 2 weeks

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 4 years ago

William Feela It really feels good when someone trusts you.  I have had two wonderful experiences here in Tijuana.  The first, I started to order a fish taco at a stand on the street where I often stop.  But no wallet and the owner said -- "oh, have one now and pay me tomorrow".    She made me feel so good.  

The second was at a hardware store and I only had a large bill (worth about $30) and the kid there did not have enough change  --- I told him I would be back later and he said --- "take the things and pay me later"

If anyone in the past would have told me that I would be treated this well in Tijuana,  I would not have believed them.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 4 years ago

I love small towns where everyone knows everyone else. We are slightly bigger than than in Elkhart, but I love them just the same!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

It almost sounds like you were back in the 50's to have someone trust you like that. 

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 4 years ago

Hi William.  Great example of doing business in the same station paying off.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

Nice to deal where people your face and your name......I've had the same thing happen. 

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

Good morning William,

That would not happen here as you either pay at the pump with credit or inside with cash before you pump!

At least occasionally they will let me have the coffee!

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 4 years ago

Good morning William. These things happen and always better in a familiar place. The cartoon is great.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

William Feela You are lucky  that everyone knows you, otherwise we would be reading about the Active Rain criminal trying to steal gas and coffee!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) over 4 years ago

I love the rural areas for that reason...Everyone knkows yor name.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 4 years ago

When I was a kid, I lived just a block and a half from our business district.  I remember walking with my mom or dad to the hardware store, where we paid our PG&E bill.  On to the grocery store, where we paid our phone bill, and dad cashed his payroll check.  At the other end of the block was a small building where we paid the water bill.  Although there were 2 banks in the area, my parents never had a checking account.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago