It happened on Monday morning when Amanda Mills stopped by a local gas station to fill up her tank. An unnamed man let her know he thought she was cute. Her response:
Cute enough for you to fill my tank?
It worked. He did and Mills drove away with a full tank. Her tweet about the grand feminist accomplishment went viral.
This guy at the gas station called me cute and I said "cute enough for you to fill my tank?" And now ya girls got a full tank.. a tactic— Amanda mills (@AmandaMiIIs) November 14, 2017
Mills told BuzzFeed about the incident:
I was joking. I did not think he was going to say yes. The last thing you want is some random guy to come up to you and bug you. They're going to get something out of this and I'm gonna get something back.
Mills went on to say she was headed over to a guys house that she is seeing. The humor of the situation wasn't lost on her.
I basically finessed another man to pay for my gas to get there.
It seemed to be more of a "throw something out and see if it sticks" type of situation. Luckily for Mills it stuck and she received what she estimates was about $34.00 worth of free gas.
ew. so she had to stand there and make small talk with a guy that was creeping on her while her gas was being pumped? gross. not worth it and no thank you. I can pay for my own gas and thanks.— Miskinak (@Miskinak) November 16, 2017
I’m not. I feel like this trivializes the issue, but that’s just me— Stacie 🤔 (@stackosaur) November 16, 2017
This man was also doesn't appear to have been "finessed"; it's like a man buying a woman a drink at a bar on a slightly larger scale. He could have just as easily said no.— Renee Pins (@reneepins) November 16, 2017
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