I drove to VA in a good mood today to be with family. On my way home to NC I got a text message and seeing as business never stops I pulled over at the next exit because it was marked urgent. You can't imagine my shock at the photo attached to the message. Its the one displayed here and has been sent to my local News Station WRAL.com by me not even 1 hour ago. I told them that such blatant racism by their business has cost that business my business for life. I don't care if they start selling gas for $0.25 a gallon they can kiss my arse while I drive into their competitions parking lot whose selling gas at $4.50 a gallon. I will not tolerate racism in any form and while the stations themselves are all owned by individuals some of those individuals own more than one station. I don't know who the owner is at the moment so that one station has just cost all Shell Stations what I and my company spend on gas. I personally drive almost 3000 miles a month so let them do the math on what it just cost them. Not to mention the others who I hope will join me in telling every company that allows this behavior that it won't be tolerated.
It's up to us to get the message across that this is 2012 not 1810. Its up to us to get the message across the only way that will matter. There are other gas stations out there and we can take our business to them. They can keep their gas the same way we made BP keep theirs. Hit'em in the wallet and they will get the message. Force the owner of that station to give up their ownership or we can force all their shops to close by no longer using their service.
Its up to you.