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Yesterday I was tired after a full day, facing a long drive home in the rain, out of gas and no cash on me. I pulled into a Shell gas station, whipped out my debit card (I typically use cash only for gas) started pumping, and then I got lost watching a news story on tv. What? A news story on tv at the gas pump? Yup. It’s called Gas Station TV and it’s bringing news, entertainment, and of course the biggie…advertising… to a pump near you. Read more about it here. It’s not a brand new concept, but it’s taking hold fast. After all, gas stations have to entertain us folks who don’t have hybrids, right? I don’t recall seeing one before, however. If you are watching the the LCD tv screen instead of the pump, you will be distracted enough to pay more than you wanted to for gas. I caught myself just as it was about to go over the amount I wanted to purchase. So, just a warning….watch the gas station pump, not Gas Station TV. (And, I can’t even remember what the news clip was about!)