LAST Monday, I was at a meeting of Coolbardies and two of our members were upset because the driver had been told to get out of the car while a relative was filling it with petrol.
They at first thought there was a safety issue but it turned out to be that it was thought that they might have been going to instigate a drive off without paying.
I, and most of us present, hadn’t heard of this policy.
Some, like myself, with an ACROD pass, will on occasions get a more fit passenger to fill my vehicle.
The two ladies had this happen at different times in their separate vehicles at different outlets and feared it might have been a racial slight.
If this is standard policy for some petrol stations, then it needs a sign in large lettering, to be placed in a prominent place, so we can be aware of it.
I do have some sympathy for petrol stations having fuel stolen but to presume some of us are more likely thieves is not the way to gain business.