I always go to this specific shell gas station to buy my cigarettes and to get food from the attached restaurant. If I need gas, I get gas too. My brother buys cartons of cigarettes there too. My mom buys her cigarettes and gas there too. The shell is on the border of the next county, so this shell station has much lower cigarette prices.
This shell station is located on Lake Street in Hanover Park, IL near the Elgin O'Hare entrance ramp. I go in there often, and one particular employee is always giving me dirty looks. I have been using thank you, have a nice day, and other pleasantries to try and win him over. However, today at approx 12:20 A.M., he was very mean. He would not sell me a slushy, and the machine was full of slushy ice and rotating in both sides. Attempting to learn of its status, he told me that, "I am not going to tell you four times."
When I purchased the cigarettes, he threw the change on my hand. It flung off, and he was not looking at where it went. He did not hand me the cigarettes, but put them by the register almost half way across the register's counter. I grabbed the cigarettes, and kinda stood there shocked. He looked up and asked me, "Do you have a problem?" I told him that is was his attitude. He said, "Don't even." Then I started walking out, and as I was walking out he said it loud enough for to hear, "###in blah blah blah." I could not hear the rest. I turned around and asked what he said, and he repeated "I said don't even."
I said not that, what did you say after that. He said, "nothing" or something. I said you swore at me. Then he said, "I did not say ###, how about that!" I replied saying you7 swore at me again. Then he told me to, "Leave, and do not come back when I am here." Even then, I did not return insult, yelling, or anything.
Needless to say, I am really angered about this guy's treatment. He would not sell me a slushy, kicked me out, and swore at me, for no reason.
Matthew H. Grooms