Man Who Refused To Put Out His Cigarette At A Gas Station Gets Taught A Lesson
If you drive a car, SUV, minivan, truck, or any other sort of vehicle, unless it’s electric, from time to time, you will need to stop at a gas station to fill your gas tank. Perhaps you’re the type of person who fills the tank when it’s only half empty. Perhaps you’re the type of person who waits until you’re only a mile away from running out of gas before filling the tank. Either way, when you feel that you need gas, you stop at a gas station.
Hopefully you’re not smoking a cigarette when you’re at the gas station. Perhaps you don’t smoke cigarettes at all. Great. Perhaps you smoke cigarettes in your car all the time. Fine. Either way, let this story be a warning that you should definitely not smoke a cigarette while at a gas station.
A video shared on Reddit and Facebook shows what might happen if you smoke a cigarette at a gas station. No, it is not a video of cars exploding from a gasoline fire. That would be really bad. This is more of story of what could happen when a gas station employee decides to take precautions when he feels that the person smoking the cigarette is putting everyone at the gas station in potential danger.
In the video, we see two cars parked at the gas station. There is a person outside each vehicle waiting for the gas tank to get full. One of those people is smoking a cigarette. Some time goes by. He’s still smoking the cigarette.
Then, a gas station employee runs up to the vehicles and jumps into action making sure the cigarette smoker puts the cigarette out whether he wants to or not. Watch the video below to see the dramatic yet effective way he makes this happen.
That’s right. The gas station employee pointed a fire extinguisher at the person smoking the cigarette and left him and the inside of his vehicle covered in white powder. Did you notice that there were apparently other people inside the vehicle, and they had to evacuate the vehicle after the fire extinguisher power got inside.
This incident, which took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, has left viewers conflicted about whether the gas station employee was in the right or not. One person commented, “Mythbusters proved that you cannot start a fire by dropping a lit cigarette on petrol or diesel, they tried over a thousand times, misuse of a fire extinguisher however is stupid, what happens when there is an actual fire and his extinguisher is now empty! Idiot and guilty of assault!”
On the flip side, another person wrote, “I worked in garages for years came alot of smokers, some right ignorant ones too. 1st time across the loud speaker I’d ask nicely, 2nd time I’d purposely humiliate the culprit (pump no or car type/colour), 3rd I’d walk out with extinguisher up to culprit by this time they have put out the cigarette. I was never lucky enough to use it though we had permission to do so.”
Who do you think was the irresponsible person in this video – the person smoking the cigarette or the gas station employee?