Customer cheated at the gas pump
Three cheers for Pam Raines of Fort Mill for her letter to The Herald on consumers cheated at the gas pump.
I had a similar experience in Rock Hill. I have always kept a record of my mileage on all my cars every time I fill up. This is how I found out that something was wrong.
I filled my tank at a local store recently, and it took 13.5 gallons, which gave me 23 mpg, which was a long way from the 29 to 31 mpg that I usually get.
I have a 17-gallon tank and the gas light comes on when I have 5 or 6 gallons left. At this filling, how could it take 13.5 gallons, as the gas light did not come on and was not ready to do so any time soon.
I was so upset about this that I sent an e-mail to the S.C. Department of Weights and Measures but have yet to receive a reply. I have read similar stories on the Internet, the difference being that the other areas did something about it.
I guess in this area, if you don't like it, just shut up and take it. Needless to say I will never go back to this store.
Driver should have stopped after wreck
At 10 a.m. on June 25, my son was leaving his work place at Lube Express on Herlong. It was very hot, and he was driving his motorcycle to the BP gas station to get Gatorade. He works hard, has a heart as big as this world, and would do anything for anyone.
He's always trying to help someone else. As he was driving, either a silver Crown Victoria or a Mercury Grand Marquis pulled out in front of him and stopped. He had to hit his brakes, and the motorcycle slid out from under him. He had no choice but to hit the brakes or he would have run right into her car. He rolled four times in the road.
Thank God there was no car behind him or he probably would have been run over. He hurt his arm, has bruises and cuts and he's very sore.
The person driving the car that caused this accident didn't even have the decency to stop and make sure he was OK.
My son could have been killed. I have prayed and thanked God a million times that he took care of my son that day.
I know that whoever pulled out in front of my son knows they did it. I just watched a girl die from a motorcycle accident, and I had just written a letter to Voice of the People asking people to please watch out for motorcycles, and then this happened.
I will never forget the feeling I had when they told me my son had been in a motorcycle accident. So, whoever you were, I hope you pray and ask God to forgive you.
Wanda E. Collins