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Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« on: June 12, 2017, 05:23:27 AM »
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Does anyone know if a particular song & dance is required to fill a motorcycle at the Shell station on Iris?

I stopped at this location for a fill-up this morning.  The pump accepted my payment card without issue, fuel started flowing but the kiosk attendant stopped the pump after dispensing only 0.09L of fuel. 

I have no idea what their justification may have been.  The bike's engine was off, I was not smoking nor were there any other ignition sources present, and as pay-at-the-pump had accepted my credit card so there was no risk of drive-off.

The attendant attempted to say something over the intercom, but between poor intercom sound quality, a helmet, and ear plugs they might as well have been imitating Charlie Brown's parents.

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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 05:38:43 AM »
Were you sitting on the bike?

I was at a different Shell a few weeks ago, and the attendant came out to tell me I was not allowed to sit on the bike with filling up.  Pretty retarded if you ask me.


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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 05:59:26 AM »
Same here at the Petro-Canada at Rideau and King Edward, attendant spoke over the crappy speaker saying I had to get off the bike.

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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 06:08:44 AM »
I believe it's a fire risk thing. If something catches fire, it's better to just back away versus having to dismount, etc.

It's common in Europe I think but I haven't experienced this in North America.
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 06:23:27 AM »
Well the Shell manager at Huntmar & Palladium threw a hissy fit when i walked in to pay wearing my helmet.

.. So i made sure to do it again the next week, when she started again I told her to call the cops bc someone was in her store trying to pay.

I stop there once in a while now, but pay at the pump.
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 07:08:49 AM »
Were you sitting on the bike?

I was at a different Shell a few weeks ago, and the attendant came out to tell me I was not allowed to sit on the bike with filling up.  Pretty retarded if you ask me.

I wasn't seated, but I still had a leg over the bike.  I have always filled bikes with center-mounted fill ports while holding them vertical between my knees.  With some tank shapes it can minimize air pockets & allow for a more complete fill-up.  On the Diavel it's nearly a liter more than a side-stand fill, and still well away from slopping fuel in to the vent for the charcoal canister.

I believe it's a fire risk thing. If something catches fire, it's better to just back away versus having to dismount, etc.

I can see that, but if that was the cause for the pump-stop it is the first time I've encountered it in 20 years of riding.  Newbie staff looking to impress, or new directives from on high perhaps?

Well the Shell manager at Huntmar & Palladium threw a hissy fit when i walked in to pay wearing my helmet.

Yeah I've run in to that on-and-off over the years as well, and responding with "well I could leave without paying if you prefer" usually shuts them up.
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 10:01:46 AM »
Well the Shell manager at Huntmar & Palladium threw a hissy fit when i walked in to pay wearing my helmet.

.. So i made sure to do it again the next week, when she started again I told her to call the cops bc someone was in her store trying to pay.

I stop there once in a while now, but pay at the pump.

Hmmm! They would see more of your face wearing a helmet than someone wearing a niqab but they wouldn’t dare ask them to take that off or call the police for wearing it in the store.
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 03:04:59 AM »
Well the Shell manager at Huntmar & Palladium threw a hissy fit when i walked in to pay wearing my helmet.

.. So i made sure to do it again the next week, when she started again I told her to call the cops bc someone was in her store trying to pay.

I stop there once in a while now, but pay at the pump.

I just found a new place to get fuel. :evil6:
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 08:10:45 AM »
ya I had a similar experience at a Shell station, they gave me a hard time about filling my bike while still sitting on it, claimed it a safety thing....
"hate to you see drenched in gas"

IMO it's total BS.... they think we're going to gas and dash..... but I've already pre-paid....  :evil5:
I remove my gloves and open my jacket when trying to fill the bike while still on it... if they give me a hard time I just leave.
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 08:42:57 AM »
Well the Shell manager at Huntmar & Palladium threw a hissy fit when i walked in to pay wearing my helmet.

.. So i made sure to do it again the next week, when she started again I told her to call the cops bc someone was in her store trying to pay.

I stop there once in a while now, but pay at the pump.

Probably thinks you're dreamy and wants you to take it all off!!

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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 09:29:53 AM »
The no gas while on the bike rule has been around for a long time. I remember having to get off the bike to get gas at a station more than 20 years ago. Most attendants could care less but some enforce it.

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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2017, 10:33:12 AM »
Probably thinks you're dreamy and wants you to take it all off!!

Until he does start taking it off. :evil6:
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2017, 04:25:26 AM »
I always fill up from that station on my way to work in the morning. The old guy doesn't like anyone sitting on the bike while refueling. He will stop the pump. Only that particular attendant has an issue. May be some bad experience?
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2017, 09:53:33 AM »
>>Well the Shell manager at Huntmar & Palladium threw a hissy fit when i walked in to pay wearing my helmet.

I had someone pull a shotgun on me when I did that in Fairbanks  :nono:
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2017, 03:13:38 AM »
>>Well the Shell manager at Huntmar & Palladium threw a hissy fit when i walked in to pay wearing my helmet.

I had someone pull a shotgun on me when I did that in Fairbanks  :nono:

... and what a wonderful way to live that must be, looking over your shoulder expecting everyone to be an aggressor or worse.

Kinda glad I don't live on Fairbanks.
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 03:31:00 PM »
I've never had an issue at the Shell on March @ Morgan's Grant.....
Although I don't sit on my bike while refuelling... I never take my helmet off when going inside to pay... lift my visor but sometimes leave the inner shade down.... the young clerk always says " Hey Dread"... lol... I'm assuming Judge Dread?
Anyway, never any issue not taking off helmet...at any gas station, even in the US.

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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2017, 06:33:24 AM »
I always sit on my bike when I fill it.  Like others have stated, makes sense that you can get more fuel in there with the bike upright.  The only time I have ever been told to get off the bike to fill it was at... wait for it... SHELL.   Carling/Woodroffe location.  Go figure.
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2017, 05:10:01 PM »
makes sense that you can get more fuel in there with the bike upright.

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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2017, 08:33:36 AM »
It also happened to me at a shell,  I went in and asked why did you turn the pump off, I was told it was policy, I asked if it was in writing. The attendant pointed to pamphlets in a rack. Yep, It's in writing. I left and went to another  station.

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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2017, 04:04:55 AM »
I always get off the bike to fuel up.

Gas on the crotch does not sound like fun.
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Re: Shell @ Iris/Greenbank - odd experience
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2017, 03:33:51 PM »
It's a hazardous mix of chemicals sometimes used as a solvent. 

Spilling some on your crotch could be a life changing experience.

Next time please ask someone to hold your beer while you do it.

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