I recently visited my dealer for the R's first service and thought,since it was a reasonable day weather wise, I'd return the long way to back home.About 70 miles.I got to about 50 miles into the journey along a motorway,(battling a headwind) and realised I was running low on fuel. I took a turning off the motorway and went back in time to the 1950's Britain!. I approached a little village and there on the corner was a garage with two shall we say elderly petrol pumps.The garage was like a small hanger with the door open and a little tiny office next to it.Out walked a man in his fifties wearing oily blue overalls (coveralls) wiping the oil off his hands with a rag as he walked towards me. It was like a scene from some American 40's movie!.I got off the bike and said hello and he asked how much I wanted and he filled the bike up.I went with him into the tiny office and paid. Now this story might not be interesting to people outside the UK but here,(IMHO) a petrol pump attendant a rarity, and the practice of a petrol pump attendant ended years ago.At least in my neck of the woods. What a pleasant surprise! because normally, here in NE England, you have to do it yourself, and often when filling up your bike or car, the nozzle handle is filthy, especially if your car is a diesel.You also have to sidestep patches of (probably) diesel on the floor.
So, IMHO,I for one,wish we still had gas station attendants here in the uk.
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