How many times have you gotten the message “clerk has receipt” at the gas pump of a convenience store? That is what we always get when we stop at the Conoco Allsups gas pump in Hondo between Ruidoso and Roswell,NM.
The convenience store owners are trying to force people who purchase gasoline to go into store to pick up receipt and hopefully buy lottery tickets and other items. Coercing people into the store in this fashion is illegal as gasoline companies and merchants who maintain credit card gasoline pumps are obligated to keep gasoline dispenser loaded with paper at all times to print receipts.
Some times underpaid convenience store attendants just Don’t bother to reload a roll of receipt paper in the gasoline pump, but most of the time it is intentional to lure you into the store to purchase over priced low quality products or a money wasting bottle of water!