To add my anecdata:HomerJ wrote: ↑Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:45 pmI agree that not everyone's experience is similar, and I believe your story... Not sure why you don't believe mine.So just because someone is able to visit a gas station and fill their tank in 2 minutes (which i don't believe) doesn't mean that's everyone's experience is similar.
I agree that 2 minutes is probably not accurate if one has to get off the Interstate, but I drive to work on normal roads, and gas stations are right there. When I drive to the lake, we take county highways, and the gas stations are right on the road. Turn right into the gas station and you're at the pump 10 seconds later. It really does only take 2 minutes to fuel my car in most situations.
Whether I use the interstate or not, on ~99% non-trivial trips from my house, I pass by/near one or more gas stations.
The most common starting route (~60% of my non trivial trips) takes me by or close to a modern, well lit, many-pump station, that requires a fairly simple right turn in and back out (or two lefts if I catch it on the way home). It probably is, typically, ~2 minutes of total detour to me, assuming I don't go inside the gas station for anything.
An alternate route (usually for trips in a slightly different direction, ~30% of the time), takes me past or close to an even nicer gas station (distinguished mainly by the quality of the food and other services inside). It actually DOES require (typically) a slight detour from how I'd normally traverse the intersection in question, so call it ~3-4 minute total average detour (again, assuming I don't actually go inside to grab a snack or hit the ATM, say).