Sign of the Times

Automobile Staff

While filling up the Lexus IS-F yesterday, I noticed this sign on the pump at my local gas station.

Taped on the pump between a large warning that "Drive-offs Will Be Prosecuted" and a picture of the local sheriff who will suspend your license should you attempt to steal gas (just in case you didn't get the message that they were serious), was the following:

Due to high volume Of drive-off's [sic] we Please ask you to Pay First!!!!!

Thank you For understanding

The copy editor in me can't help but note the odd consistency with which the person who composed this note capitalized the first letter of each line.

I think it's just a matter of time before every gas station works that way. Even high income areas I've been to have converted towards this process since even before the recent hikes in gas prices.
Microsoft WordDoingIt's [sic]Job.At least there weren't any 1s stuck in the string of !!!!!s.

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