Via Jill, a list of ways to shortcut automatic phone menu systems to find a human. Paste it next to the phone (oh wait – the phone knows how to walk away).

I find myself longing for phones that are tied to walls by wires, and a drive in gas station – imagine, you could drive in, someone would come out and pump your gas for you, you’d pay them and drive away, without ever getting out of your car! Well, a girl can dream.



  1. Jeannette Randall

    They have those in Florida, on the east coast. I forget the name, but you drive up, they pump your gas, you pull forward to the door and pay and they bring out things from the store that you want, be it milk or candy or drinks or toilet paper.

    The name is “Something Farms” but darned if I can recall what the something is.

  2. sandra

    In Oregon you can’t pump your own gas for insurance reasons… I guess that’s close to a drive in gas station! (You still have to get out to enter a PIN if it’s a debit card.)

  3. Katja (Post author)

    It was actually a joke. I am old enough to remember when all gas stations were full-serve (as they still are in Oregon and New Jersey) and when all phones were attached to the wall – permanently.

  4. Jeannette Randall

    Now, you know what would be truly awesome?

    A drive in grocery store.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *