Most of those items, of course, were for a fee, but you had someone doing the work for you, and he usually knew what he was doing.
“I also liked some of the things you could get if you bought so much gas, or if you had some other work done,” Bubba said, “like Green Stamps, or collector glasses, or kids' toys. Those were great places.”
Of course, costs were much lower “back then.” A gallon of gasoline today costs about the same as many of the services you could get then.
By the way ...
I asked Bubba if there was anything about today's do-it-yourself locations that he liked and he thought he would miss some day.
He thought for a minute, then said: “The hot dogs and cold drinks are pretty good. But I think I miss those full-service stations more than I would the hot dogs from the (quick stop).”
Me, too, Bubba. Me, too.
Enjoy your week and drive safely.