Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I stopped to get gas today, and the guy behind the counter was reading Playboy Magazine. I didn't see the cover, but I recognized the usual, full page cartoon depicting Santa Clause getting laid. The girls in the Playboy cartoons all want to do Santa's fat ass. This I've always known, and I accept it. What's new to me are gas station attendants "reading" Playboy at 8:30 in the morning.

Is this okay?

20 comments:

Kadonkadonk said...

Of course that's okay. When I worked at a gas station, I slept with my boss. At work. Not out in the open though. Although one time we didn't notice the coke vendor and he walked right into the back storage room and I was pretty much beet red for an entire week.

FitnessNerd said...

I think that's fine....as long as he's not whipping it out and flogging his little attendant.

Ya know, Playboy used to be a pretty legit magazine. I know my grandmother and grandfather had a subscription, and yes, they did read the articles.

Now I'm going to be sick...nevermind.

mentalTHREESIXTY said...

At 8:30 am Playboy is fine... but Hustler would have been a red flag. It would have been just too early for a Hustler at that time. Also, as fitnessnerd pointed out, as long as he wasn't whacking it off first thing in the morning on the job in plain ole sight, it's fine.

pistols at dawn said...

I've been on planes where people are just reading porn, which always struck me as ballsy. Also ballsy: their exposed balls at the time.

logorrheic. said...

that's all i do at 8:30 am. i mean, what else is there to do at 8:30 am?

Coconut said...

Personally, I think Playboy is kind of soft-core, so I think it's ok that he was reading it out in the open. At least it wasn't something like, "She-males."

Jake Titus said...

There's still attendants at gas stations? I don't think I've been "into" a gas station in about five years, and that was only to "snap into a Slim Jim"!!! As far as the mag goes, I guess it's better that Man Boy Love Monthly!

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Are you sure it was Playboy and not "Oui" or "Hustler"? Aren't those the ones that usually have the Fat Santa cartoons?

Anyway, if it was Playboy, it's propably a better choice than, say, "Juggs" at 8:30 am.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

'Donk's Adventure: Wow! Busted by the coke vendor. Hahahahhah

Fit: Little Attendant!

360: Hustler would have been a bit much, yes. I'd probably just laugh if there was a big ol' beaver shot on the counter.

Dawn: I see that they always sell the porno mags in the airport, but I've never seen a guy reading one in the open. Pure balls.

Log: Great way to start the day!

Nut: There's a Shemale mag?

Jake: Is that a pedophile mag?

Cherry: Thanks for reminding me. My Juggs subscription is running out.

The Charming Hedonist said...

I'm sure the fine upstanding citizen was only reading the porn for the articles. And the hooters.

Zen Wizard said...

If the gas station attendant was really reading Playboy--and you could ascertain this by the facts that his lips were moving--I would say it is okay.

(Like I have never been a gas station attendant...)

If he, say, extended the centerfold, I would say that is a faux pas...

If I were a mystery shopper or the Regional Shell Manager, he would be called to the carpet.

We are not paying that guy $6.25 per hour to offend our more sensitive customers!

We are paying him to swipe plastic cards, recommend a car wash with a fill-up, write down the license plates of the drive-off's, keep the soft drink fountain machine clean and presentable, etc.

Oh, what the heck--he's only making %6.25 an hour! He should be allowed to read Hustler and jerk off if he wants!

(Who's the guy that does the voice in the AMPM Minimart commercials? He sounds like a white guy trying to sound like a black guy in the venerable Eminem/Mr. Whitefolks-tradition; crossed with Tom Waits little brother, who just gargled some Jim Beam. That same guy used to do commercials for Burger King. Anyway, that also bugs me...)

Jake Titus said...
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Jake Titus said...

No, you're thinking of "Priest-Alter Boy Love Monthly" common mistake though.

carolyn says said...

was he at the beginning or end of his shift? if it was the beginning I'd say that's a bit tacky, but the end, well then the man would have been working all night long and deserved a little down time

Sassy said...

I think I would be a bit weirded out if there were a big ol nudie shot spread out on the counter (pun intended?)and I walked in. And there was no one else but a creepy gas station attendent. But, otherwise, no big deal.

BTW, surviving myself just wrote about George toady, and you have him playing... weird synchronicity...

Sassy said...

That was supposed to read, "George today" Not "George taody"

Allison said...

Playboy is fine for anytime of day. It's not just for breakfast anymore. Since the line has been completely blurred between music videos and porn, anything and everything goes. Besides, there isn't even any pink in Playboy. Playboy is for amateur "readers." Can you tell I've been brainwashed by my husband whose preference is "Barely Legal?" I don't even know which way is up anymore!

josh williams said...

I pulled out some 1996 Playboys which I found in my home just as providence would have it showed themselves before I played host to a few middle aged men using my house for a place to stay while in town for a Motorcycle trade show. I explained that I had the magazines out so they could look out them without feeling guilty because at this point these women were approaching a non-scandalous age to be seen in public with...This rational was met with approval and now the story is over...ish.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Charm: Hooters!! I texted my lady "nice hooters" the other day. She was sitting right next to me at the time.

Zen: Yeah, that guy sounds like John Goodman. Perfect voice description on your part!

Jake: That's a yucky magazine . . .

Carolyn: I didn't ask what hour he was at in his shift, but I support your theory. If you're pulling a double, you can pull your pud.

Sassy: George who? George Michael of Wham!?

Allison: Your hubby reads Barely Legal? Does that mean he lusts after 18-year-olds?

Josh: You're an awesome host!!

TOPolk said...

It's never too early to look at a nice set of tits.