IamA 25 year old Gas station/repair shop owner in NJ that has experienced some crazy stuff during my 4 year ownership (hurricane sandy, credit card skimmers, armed robbery) AMA!
I am a young owner (25 years old) of a fairly high volume gas station/repair shop in Essex County NJ. I have experienced some crazy things during my 4 years of ownership such as; a credit card skimming incident (secret service was involved and there was a little sting operation set up by local police at my station), I was one of the very very few gas stations with power and gasoline during Hurricane Sandy (we had lines that were 6-7 hours long!), victim of an armed robbery (not me but my gas attendant), recently reopened after a huge 2.5 month gas tank/gas pumps removal and installation (we had purchased the property from Exxon a year ago), and we are a high volume repair shop (so ask me any questions about auto repair).
My Proof: http://i.imgur.com/VjMW33L.jpg me (on the right) and John Amos during Hurricane Sandy
http://i.imgur.com/GwAyi4P.jpg picture of me and my mom, the lady who made it all possible! this was the first time the new gas pumps and tanks were used
http://i.imgur.com/17i3S7O.jpg the gas can line (when the station next door had gas, we alternated between who did cars and who did gas cans in an effort to maintain organization)
http://i.imgur.com/IMQ0IHe.jpg the car line on one of the days
So AmA about my experiences and anything about general ownership of a gas station and auto repair shop!