The other day I had to go out to work at seven in the morning on Saturday. I didn’t have to stay long and as I was leaving I stopped by the Gas Station in front of the Wal-Mart across the highway from where I work. As I stood there, holding the nozzle, I watched some quick news bits and commercials (Soft Drinks and Candy – stuff for sale in the Gas Station Convenience Store) on the flat screen television attached to the top of the gas pump.
I looked closer and found that there is a network and web site for the programming that services the screens over the pumps – Gas Station TV – GSTV.
I have lived long enough to see society “progress” from when we were lucky to pull in three black and white channels on rabbit ears wrapped with aluminum foil to boost the signal to now when there is a special network dedicated to delivering programming to people while they gas up their cars.
This is truly the best of all possible worlds.
I had no idea what an EBT Cash Benefit Card was. I had to google it. I guess that’s a good thing. I guess people that go in to work at seven AM on their days off don’t get EBT Cash Benefit Cards.
The TV’s must be there to keep our thoughts off the gas prices.
LOL great comment and distraction is a great way to keep happy customers. Snickers bars always distract me LOL!
Seems odd to see pumps in gallons – since going metric we now buy in litres! The EBT card sounds useful!
My local GSTV gives the traffic report. Wish it would do weather as well — that would be handy!
A friend of mine who owns a restaurant made his own programing using worldTV and tossed in his own commercials; I thought it was ingenious. Nothing like sitting in a pub and seeing a commercial for the beer joint down the street.