Petrol Pump Wisdom

Posted by Tom Locke on January 5th, 2017 filed in Business, History, Humour, Life

Today I received an interesting email that was forwarded on to me from a good friend.

The email put a smile on my face.

The email was about a Johannesburg filling station that has become quite a landmark with its daily #PetrolPumpWisdom ” uplifting quotes written on a large chalkboard in front of the station.

Some motorists say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day.

Here are a few of their offerings:

Stop trying to make everybody happy – you’re not Tequila

It’s better to walk alone then with a crowd going in the wrong direction

and my favourite

When you forgive you heal; when you let go, you grow

The lady behind this wonderful initiative at Hutton Hyde Park is Alison Billett.

She says: “We inherited the board from the previous owner, Dick Hutton, when we bought the filling station from him almost 20 years ago.

“We continued the tradition and it has become a landmark – more so now that it’s on social media!”

Finally, here’s a  quote that could assist many with their New Year’s resolutions:

When you make a commitment you build hope; when you keep it, you build trust


3 Responses to “Petrol Pump Wisdom”

  1. shea cartoon Says:

    Please let me have the email address of Alison Billet. I was as touched as you were when I, too, received the email from a friend.

    I would just like to write a few motivational words for support to her.
    I will understand if the address is confidential and will look for other means

  2. Tom Locke Says:

    I do not have her email address. However, here is her Facebook address –

    Thanks for writing. Tom

  3. Bill Says:

    I do not use facebook but would like to pass this on to Alison:

    Anyone can say have a nice day but it is up to you to make it a nice day!

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