As much as it might inconvenience us, there’s simply no good way to purchase gas anymore other than to actually walk into the store and pay for it in cash.

We suggested in this space a little more than a year ago that “the most prudent thing a customer can do when purchasing gas is to walk inside and pay at the register (although the only truly fool-proof way is to pay for the transaction in cash).” That was in response to the rash of credit and debit card pump skimmers that have plagued the Lufkin area for several years now.