Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Messed up

Look at the gas buttons - notice anything? The 87 used to be on the far left and now its on the far right. If you weren't really paying attention and pressing the button out of habit you would have selected the higher grade.

6 comments:

Sassytimes said...

I usually hit up Kroger gas, because of the discount. But, I stopped by a random gas station last week and ALMOST bought the expensive gas because of this. I was outraged...really, I was. I had a moment. ;)

I don't like the sneakiness of it all. Not nice.

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

Confession: I haven't pumped my own gas in YEARS. (It's all, "full-service" here.)

I don't miss that at all.

Written Permission said...

WOW. I can just imagine the meeting at the gas corporations. "No one buys Premium anymore!" "They've totally figured out there's absolutely no difference for 99 percent of cars. Curses! What do we do?" "Well, if we've learned anything as corporate drones, it's that people are stupid sacks of meat who just repeat learned behavior. Let's switch the buttons!"

Ugh. Totally sneaky.

Christina said...

Were you at BP??

I think it is only like this at BP. Maybe...

Erika Jean said...

I pushed the wrong button just the other day. Sneaky gas stations!

B. said...

I noticed that different gas stations were different orders and it made we think about the tricking people part of that decision.