fuelscapee

Just a little report from our move back to Berlin where I was driving a little truck.

60km before the city of Leipzig the truck needed to get some fuel. It turned out that the trucks fuel cap was broken. In several calls to the car rental company (always hanging in waiting loops, so that I had to reload my cellular phone in between) I could convince them that I was not too stupid to manage with a fuel cap, because otherwise the filling station attendent would have been too, moreover I could convince them to send a service technician. Luckily the service technician was able to put on a new cap, so that it was possible to move on. He was friendly and said I should ask for a compensation. Altogether I was hanging out alone about 2 and a half hours on that service station before Leipzig (see below images) and thus when arriving in Berlin it was all too late and dark for deloading.

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3 Responses to “fuelscapee”

  1. Benedetto Says:

    “I could convince them that I was not too stupid to manage with a fuel cap”

    …but were you able to look over that big truck steering wheel? and you didnt slam your hand in that big door?… :-)

  2. nad Says:

    Benedetto said: >”but were you able to look over that big truck steering wheel?”

    —if not one could have used a pariscope… :)

    >”and you didnt slam your hand in that big door?”

    —ouch. luckily not. these kind of accidents usually happen if one gets too distracted. But as you can see in the images – no signs of a big distractor. at least everything looked silent to me.

  3. nad Says:

    Benedetto said: >”but were you able to look over that big truck steering wheel?”

    Actually, It seems I have been sofar rather lucky. Unfortunately things get rougher on the german Autobahn.

    Like there was recently a computer scientist murdered on that Autobahn. He was moving from munich to northern germany with a truck (like me, see above). He was stopping alone at a deserted gas station (like me), but then probably 3 men poleaxed him to get his credit card and pin number. He was found dead on the roof of the truck.

    It seems the police has tracked down people from Lithuania, which bought with his credit card: beer, cigarettes, 150 liter Diesel at a gas station, 75 packages of coffee at Lidl, 15 pairs of sport shoes and four pairs of children shoes at Deichmann.

    article on spiegel online about that issue

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