This morning I pulled into a shell outlet to purchase fuel. Get off the bike, open tank, grab nozzle, place into fuel mouth, wait, wait, wait, wait, look up and Arpoo is motioning to his head with his pen. Is this bloke for real? He refuses to turn on the pump so in disgust I throw the nozzle on the ground, remount and leave. Go across the road to the Caltex and refuel there. Walking towards the shop I remove my helmet, pay for my fuel and head to work. I've emailed Shell wanting clarification on their refuelling policies as I was unable to locate them on their website. In the mean time I called the store and spoke to the manager who told me that it was a rule of theirs to disallow fuelling whilst still wearing a helmet as the forecourt cameras could not get a photo of my head. So when I asked if I was a muslim woman wearing a burkah or a dood wearing a cap & sunnies that would be ok? I was greeted with silence. So I took the liberty of saying, "yeah, thoughts so". It's plain discrimination just because I choose to ride a motorcycle. She then tells me that she would speak to Arpoo and advise him that it is ok to refuel with a helmet on. I did tell her that until they provide a place for me to place my helmet that I would continue to wear it whist refuelling. I'm not about to place it on the tank, on the mirrors, on the seat or anywhere else where it could get damaged. I'm not racist, I hate everyone equally. This is not a shot at Indians, more a shot at these "new Australians" that have yet to have the common sense module installed.