The Evils of Gas Station Security Monitors! – Most Embarrassing Moments…#2

Not long ago, I had an unfortunate experience in a local gas station on my way to work.  Normally I don’t stop at gas stations by my house because my neighborhood is kind of ghetto…and by “kind of ghetto” I mean “for the love of god, don’t stop the car here” ghetto.  I just don’t want to end up on the 5 o’clock news because I was at a ghetto gas station getting jacked by a crack head with an itchy trigger finger…so I usually go to a nicer part of town to take care of my petroleum needs.  As I was quite low on gas that morning, I thought one time could not hurt and pulled into the “Quick-E-Shop” to fill up.

As I walked in I noticed the clerk digging around the cash register and talking to an older gentleman he called “Willy” who was pouring himself some coffee.  I figure my “crack head” exposure was limited at this point so I walked up to the counter.  “I would like $40 on pump 3 please” I said nicely as I handed over my cash.  Just then, I looked up and saw a security camera and monitor recording and displaying our interaction…suddenly I put my hand on the back of my head and yelled out ”Holy Shit” at a surprisingly loud volume. 

The clerk behind the counter stepped back with a wide eyed look on his face and Willy, startled, spilled coffee on his hand and cursed as he looked at me angrily.  The clerk, no doubt thinking things were about to get serious, hesitantly asked me what was wrong.  Not knowing what to say that could possibly justify my outburst, I went with the cold hard truth of what had just smacked me in the face a few seconds earlier.  In reply, I again looked up at the monitor and said…“my bald spot is coming in quite nicely” then walked out in silence. 

As I was filling up my car, I wondered if my bald spot was a new development or something that had been happening for quite some time and I was just in complete and utter denial about it.  I knew I was losing my hair but never really noticed an actual “bald spot” before…it was shocking…and the jolt to my heart probably took 5 years off my life.  As I was about to get in my car, wondering how on earth I would be able to continue to live my carefree life with a bald spot on my head, Willy walked out side, looked me dead in the eye, then started laughing out loud as he made his way to the side walk and then down the street to his destination.  Willy is going to enjoy telling the story about a crack head who came into a gas station and freaked out about his bald spot.  You are welcome for that Willy. 

Since then, it’s been a strict “non ghetto” gas station policy for me.  I’m only filling up in nice neighborhoods with up standing gas stations that don’t require clearly visible security monitors that customers can see.  Back to the happy state of denial I go.  On a side note…getting old sucks.

Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man – there’s your diamond in the rough. 
– Larry David

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~ by coreysays on January 20, 2010.

2 Responses to “The Evils of Gas Station Security Monitors! – Most Embarrassing Moments…#2”

  1. Awwww….. is that pic you? If it makes you feel better I dye my hair to cover the grey I now have. Yes, getting old does suck….looks fade, and we learn that it really is the inside that counts..not the outside. And the inside is so much harder to maintain sometimes!

    • Nope…not me. My hair is still pretty dark…that is just some random dude’s pic I found on the web. Thanks random dude for letting me use your bald pic!

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