Well, I sort of had one of those experiences when I frequented Holly's Super Gas on Main Street yesterday afternoon and fired up my computer this morning.
My wallet is largely paperless, so I was a little harrumphed yesterday when I was informed by the
Hence my opening reference to the a-name-for-this-phenomenon-has-to-exist experience of a learning a new fact only to have it slap you in the face in the brief future.
Anyway, to be fair, Holly's surcharge isn't hidden if you know what to look for (there is a small sign below the advertised price that reads 'CASH'). Nor is their .10 fee relatively outrageous or simply a cynical ploy to lure the customer inside to splurge on, say, a Hostess Lemon Pie.
Nevertheless, it still is annoying.
- John C.L. Morgan