Posted: 11/8/2011 9:53:01 PM
Originally Posted by SteelCash
At Circle K's here in Ohio they had the above label on gas pumps. I had to laugh. A bit redundant. I couldn't believe that a company would make millions of these stickers for a company that ordered them, and nobody once said, "Ummm, it should read 'please pay in advance' guys".
They actually just replaced the stickers and they now read "please pay in advance".
Don't get me wrong. I didn't lose sleep over this. But are we really that dumb as a nation? I realize that many worse goofs have happened than this, but most any half intelligent person recognizes the redundancy of this label, yet there was a multi- million dollar corporation that ordered these, then another huge corporation made them, and then someone realized the mistake after the fact and they were then replaced. How many people could have caught this mistake but didn't?
I know. Stupid post. I just wanted to vent.
Few things here..
#1. The point is to dumb it down, thus no such thing as redundant. It could say please prepay prior to pumping, it's all the same message.
#2. That sticker was probably designed to cut litigation as much as possible. THAT is the really sick part.
#3. darn the Steelers. I hate the fact I can't go near any local bar without being surrounded by stupid yinzers drinking Latrobe brewed Iron City. I'm obviously a product of Iron City, but I can't watch football with anyone that grew up within a 50 mile radius of me. Running da ball and playing "defense" isn't the football equivalent of the golden ticket.