Doubt We Will See These In Wyoming (Anytime Soon)! [VIDEO]
On a recent trip to the east coast, I ran into something I’d never seen before and not sure we will see this anytime soon in Wyoming.
As I was on my way back to the airport for my return trip home, I stopped into a gas station to top off my rental car before I returned it. As I started up the gas pump and turned to sit back down in the car (a habit we do in Wyoming to get out of the wind), I heard music and talking from the direction of the gas pump.
To my surprise, the same payment terminal I had just used to enter my credit card and info to purchase fuel, had converted into a mini television screen and was running through several short entertainment videos. They mixed in several short advertisements in between clips to market local theme parks and area businesses.
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This was my first encounter with this type of entertainment and marketing. They had my attention, so I guess it works! I watched a short entertainment news followed by a short advertisement, I reached for my phone and grabbed this short video. When the pump handle clicked off, the video and audio stopped as well. A different type of reminder that my gas tank was now full.
I doubt we will see these type of gas pumps in Wyoming anytime soon, but if you’re traveling to a big city or headed back east, don’t be surprised when your gas pump starts talking to you.