Our car has been blessed; now it needs fuel. We fill her up with diesel every week at this place. I call it a petrol station; Americans call it a gas station; but the local name is “petrol bunk”.
Filling up at Shell is expensive; we could save money by buying fuel from the local Indian petrol bunks like Bharat Petroleum. But we do get service with a smile.
There is no self-service here. If I hadn’t been taking photographs, I could have stayed in the car while these guys filled the tank, took payment and gave a receipt.
Every petrol bunk has a never-ending queue of two-wheeler customers. This one includes a lovely blue Royal Enfield.
It’s years since I saw a petrol station in the UK offering service like this. British petrol stations are all self-service now, with most expecting you to walk in to the shop to pay (and not drive off without paying). So, Distant Drumlin readers, how do you refuel? Same as India, or self-service?