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January 23, 2006

Cheats!


Yesterday after seeing off my parents, we went shopping. And then to a petrol bunk to fill up the car. HD says "500 rupees" and the guy is writing a bill standing near the driver’s side while I look at the young boy setting the machine to Rs.500 and filling up. Ashu starts fiddling and I am taking care of her while HD asks me to check the reading. I turn and in a fraction of second, the boy resets the reading and I am doubtful. HD asks me again if the reading was correct and I say it said Rs.424 before the boy reset it. HD gets out of the car in a rage and I ask the boy why he reset the machine and accuse him that he has filled up for only Rs.424. The boy mumbles something and walks away to the back of the station and the guy who made the bill tells us that we are wrong. HD is furious and screams that he is going to the police. I am literally shaking. I tell the guy that he was nt looking and has no right to interfere and to call that boy who filled up. But he keeps saying that there is no problem. Then I ask him to show the last reading. He mumbles that there’s some voltage problem and he ll check out and presses a button. Rs.424 is displayed on the screen and HD is so mad that he is about to hit the guy. The guy mumbles again that it was a voltage problem and fills up for Rs. 76. HD and I are absolutely stunned. VOLTAGE PROBLEM? We shout some more and I went and told the boy what I think of him.
So people in Bangalore, do check the reading carefully when you are filling gas and stay away from this place:


Hymaesh Filling Station,Dealers in IBP Co. LTd,
#682, Sarakki Layout,
100ft. Ring Road,
JP Nagar 2nd phase,
Bangalore - 560 078

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boo - welcome to India!!!!! What a far cry from london & switzerland! In India wherever u go, 'kann kothi pambu' madhiri u have to look out for everything. Sad state of affairs. Jaya

F e r r a r i said...

Join a yahoogroup called consumer_voice_india@yahoogroups.
And with less hassle this message will be sent across to many a people!

Idiots! Already they are looting so much in petrol, and do such dirty tricks!

B o o said...

Jaya - first hand experience aanaa dhaan theriyardhu!

Ferrari - Will definitely do that. Thanks for the info. I still cant get over the "dirty" trick. :(

Anonymous said...

Salutes to you and HD for standing up and questioning...

The more people question and emphasize, things would start moving in the right direction...

Also, sad you had to go through such an episode...

B o o said...

anon - We should have gone to the police if we had any guts or at least called the manager/supervisor and spoken to him. What we did was only a selfish act. But everything was so sudden and so crazy, we did nt know what was the right thing to do.

alone in my dreams said...

they have another trip up their sleeve...

you ask them to fill up for Rs.500. they will do it for Rs.100 and then take the noozle out. then when you tell them again to fill up for Rs.500. They will say ok and then "without resetting" will fill up for Rs.400 and say they have already filled up for Rs.100.

I always get out of the car and stand right in front of the guy to avoid getting conned.

use the HP gas station which is near to the 24th Main on the 100ft road. not 100% crook free. but better.

B o o said...

Wow, L. Thats one neat trick. Took me a minute to understand! We were going to the HP station only, but when we saw this one, to save petrol(!!), we went here! We have decided to get down and watch like hawks here afterwards!

Savio Sebastian said...

Wow... They obviously still do it - check it out here - this happend on June 8, 2013 - Saturday!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201157245592280&set=a.4823895914319.2196730.1204113098&type=1&theater