Is This Helpful Feature New to Illinois Gas Stations or Did We Miss It?
I'm not sure if these things have been around for a while or if I just missed it.
I'll be honest here, I'm not always the most observant person. Most of my life has been a series of TIL (today I learned) stories or "I was today years old" when I found out about this or that.
So yes, I'm a little scared to share I first noticed this yesterday at a Circle K gas station in Byron, Illinois.
I'm also not sure if these "Fuel Gloves" have been around for years, popped up when COVID became a thing or they just got added at this particular gas station.
Either way, I sure wish I had some of those gloves recently when I had a fuel pump foul up, getting gas all over my hands, pants, shoes, and the side of my car.
I was filling up a portable gas tank, you know, those red tanks? I use those to fill up my lawn mower and things like that.
Anyway, I was having a difficult time seeing how full the tank was getting so I decided to pull the pump back a little bit so I could see inside.
I ended up pulling back just a smidge too far, spraying the top of the canister. Worse yet, while it was all happening, I couldn't even convince myself to let go of the pump handle as it continued to spray me and everything around me for what seemed like a five-mile radius.
I guess what I'm saying is those fuel gloves would've been somewhat helpful that day.
I probably could've used a fuel bodysuit on that occasion.