Just on my way back from the Pre-Xmas Shopping Nite (cheers to all who hosted that; got one of my friends a bargain, now she's off to buy her bike)... coming down the Eastern at the end of the tank, and flipped over to reserve which got me to the next servo (which i religiously do). Pulled in and decent price, no tanker anywhere in sight... so go to my usual spot right near the door. Now here's the question of etiquete commonly dicsussed; remove helmet or not. Well i do do it every single time without fail just as a sign of, well respect for the poor bugger who i dont wanna make his life any harder. No problem so far. Pop the cap and grab the bowser to start filling up; the usual waiting period occurs before they push the button on whatever it is they do... and waiting, and waiting, and waiting. I turn round to see the guy in the servo and he's waving his arms at me! WTF, i want petrol... i NEED petrol; ive taken off my lid, now GIVE ME PETROL! He's not showing any signs of turning the bowser on, so i get off the bike and come in to see what the deal is; to which he tells me im NOT ALLOWED TO FILL UP THE BIKE WHILST SITTING ON IT! :? Of course i ask why... and he pointed to the camera or something as if i was getting hostile... then began to explain that its an O.H.S thing and that if im sitting on the bike i might spill petrol on the bike and myself, setting myself, the bike, and the petrol station on fire. I try to explain to him that i need to see into the tank to fill it up; else i WILL spill petrol on the bike, possibly myself, and possibly all over the petrol station... :roll: He's not budging at all, so i ask him is it now policy to make everyone in a car get out of the car before filling up with petrol incase the same thing happens? To which he ponders for a moment, then responds no. Sick of this, i walk back outside and do my best at judging how much i can put in without tilting the bike vertically, and without being able to get a decent view of whats in the tank. Go back inside to pay for it and grumble a little more, to which im offered a 'Customer Feedback' form. I accepted, leaving him pondering if perhaps the rule was perhaps a little stupid, and if occupants of a car should evacuate for O.H.S aswell. For everyones info, the petrol station was the Shell on the left; citybound after just coming off the Eastern Fwy onto Alexandra Pde. ...and there i was thinking i was being a nice friendly helpful (and honest person) by taking my helmet off without being asked and actually intending on PAYING for the petrol. Hmph. /end Rant.