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Interesting conversation with a Maverick gas station employee...

Posted By: SforkUte
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 01:04 pm




So, there is a Maverick close to my house, right on 7th E. and 27th South. The other day I pop in to get some gas...I fill it up and walk in to pay. Because I am paying with a credit card and since I obviously look suspicious they ask me for my ID. I have an old school license, the crappy laminated one that is frayed and tarnished after close to 15 years of non stop use, since it is battered it is rather hard to pull out of my moneyclip/billfold. Not to open up the "concealed weapons" debate again I pull out my Federal concealed weapons license out as proof of identity. The lady behind the counter looks at is quizzically and asks

"what is this"

I told her it was my ID and she then said

"I don't think we can use this as proof"

I laughed a bit and said (very nicely)

" I use that to check in at the airport, it is a federally issued identification"

she then said

"we can't use this as proof of your identity"

What? I thought........

Rather than go the rounds with this lady about the glaring differences of identifying someone buying gas with a credit card and boarding an airplane I acquiesced and fished out my dumpy Utah driver's licensed which passed the Maverick gas station attendent test.

So, should I feel safer about my day to day life knowing that a Maverick is this stringent (or misinformed) about my identification? I have heard that local and national gas stations are the first line of defense in the war on terror but this seemed real lame.

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SforkUte icon NEW: Interesting conversation with a Maverick gas station employee...
SforkUte - -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 01:04 pm [ID# 456063] [reply]
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Red Hot Magma icon NEW: RE: Next time show her your gun too. (ooooh, bad taste huh?) Not your weapon, the one that's for fun... (nm)
Red Hot Magma - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 01:22 pm [ID# 456074] [reply]
o NEW: good Full Metal Jacket reference (nm)
89ute - -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 03:29 pm [ID# 456126] [reply]
WebMonkey icon NEW: Priceless! She's clearly never been to an airport. (nm)
WebMonkey - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 01:26 pm [ID# 456077] [reply]
JazzyUte icon NEW: That Maverick is ghetto, and we would go there every day after school and every day during the summer back when I was growing up.
JazzyUte - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 01:33 pm [ID# 456083] [reply]
NevadaUte icon NEW: Isn't calling Maverick ghetto a little redundant? It's like saying that Maverick is Maverick. (nm)
NevadaUte - -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 02:59 pm [ID# 456117] [reply]
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JazzyUte icon NEW: True, but this one is BAD. (nm)
JazzyUte - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 03:23 pm [ID# 456123] [reply]
two utes icon NEW: That's clearly not a picture of the Maverick on 2700 South and 700 East. There's are no bums hanging around the telephone. (nm)
two utes - -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 01:42 pm [ID# 456089] [reply]
displacedute icon NEW: She's not misinformed. You can't take a concealed weapons permit as ID from someone wearing avacado skin cream and smelling vaguely of $600 perfume. (nm)
displacedute - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 02:04 pm [ID# 456101] [reply]
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NevadaUte icon NEW: I keep waiting for the part where you say your engine blew up because you put Maverick gas in your car.
NevadaUte - -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 02:05 pm [ID# 456103] [reply]
o NEW: The real question is why were you buying gas at Maverick, known to sell the most effemate, wretched form of petrol on God's green earth. (nm)
snowpunter - -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 03:21 pm [ID# 456122] [reply]
aquasaurious icon NEW: LOL, don't they get most of their product from domestic sources? (nm)
aquasaurious - -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 04:07 pm [ID# 456141] [reply]
Big Kahuna icon NEW: Where's Landpoke when you need him? (nm)
Big Kahuna - -- Thursday 3 May 2007, at 04:12 pm [ID# 456143] [reply]
o NEW: RE: Were you on your way to go play golf at that dog track Nibley? (short)
Jake - -- Friday 4 May 2007, at 02:42 pm [ID# 456336] [reply]
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