MOBIL GAS PUMPS?? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Went to get gas this am in Northern VA and the credit card readers/GO system on all gas pumps were down. Asked the manager and he said they went down yesterday.

Anyone else see this??

-- tt (, January 06, 2000


if you folks could actually contribute to logical "fact finding" maybe some of the doomers might be able to be "un-convinced" that Y2K will continue to be a problem. but instead you are like a group of nasty adolescents that just make snide comments because you have nothing worthwhile to say. Here are the facts--where you like them or not--the machines are down--now I am looking to see whether anyone else has seen this either.

you are really scary people. god help you.

oh, and the skies were clear yesterday and are today thus far in washington dc. explain that.

-- tt (, January 06, 2000.

Why the heck don't you go to Texaco anyway? Mobil sucks (except for their synthetic oil).


-- Larry McMurtry (, January 06, 2000.

If you had taken the advice of all those wise folks....


-- Chris Karcher (, January 06, 2000.

Could this northern VA glitch be related in anyway connected to the mess at Reagan Airport?

-- d (dd@sover.netd), January 06, 2000.

Oh, desperate little pollies, are you spoiling for a cracker? Running back and forth between here and your bookmarked porno sites? Frustrated at the porno sites and come dashing back here for a little attention?

So frustrated, trying to get it up and nothing happens, hiding behind the fake email addresses and their inadequacies. Fear and loathing of their simple lives always desperate, always searching, always lacking. Dear little pollies looking for a cracker? Its funny how you're looking to sate your deficiencies on this forum.

-- Guy Daley (, January 06, 2000.

By the way, I was at the mall monday, and noticed a store...small one...with a hand written sign: "Sorry, we are temporarily unable to process credit card transactions"

Still, we haven't hit "critical mass" on these problems. Let's hope we don't...

-- Duke1983 (, January 06, 2000.

We're not all'doomers' looking for something catastrophic to happen. For the same reason that I don't leave a baseball game during the 5th inning if my team isn't doing well, I am here because I am interested in seeing how this all plays out and there isn't a better place to get minor and major information. Remember the huge 7-10 piece puzzles that children put together when they are first learing the concept ? The pollies have finished their puzzle and gone out to recess. I think we're in the process of finding all the pieces to a 50,000 piece puzzle and I just want to see what it looks like when it finished. Now, since you've decided why we are all still here....why are YOU still here ?

-- Kenin Marble (, January 06, 2000.

Sorry.......last post of mine should have been addressed to GUY......

-- Kenin Marble (, January 06, 2000.

"Could this northern VA glitch be related in anyway connected to the mess at Reagan Airport? "

HAHAHAHAHAHahahahahaha! whew!

Yeah, the pumps at your local Mobil station are tied into the Air Traffic Control system. Once the planes start flying again, you should be able to pump gas.

-- LOL (what@rumor.mill), January 06, 2000.

Hampton Roads VA--stopped at Racetrack gas 12:30 last night, had to get attendent to start pump, couldn't start by putting in a card or pressing "cash inside". Attendent had no comment.

-- Hokie (, January 06, 2000.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ