i always remove my helmet at my station, and the attendant there
asked me to remove it before entering the enclosed area to pay..
the way he asked seemed to be a rehearsed manner as in
something he had been prep'd for and required to do..
robberies are obviously the factor here..
after a number of visits to this outlet which i use
every time, knowing it has clean petrol without,, ethanol,
in its 91octane fuel, which is appropriate and my choice
for my cbr250r the regular guy told me it was not,
necessary to remove my hat, as he knows me..
[this in a friendly slightly embarrassed tone]
this outlet is my choice and handy on my daily runs,
and its such a small thing,, really, and takes me
what, a few seconds, and the guy is obviously
passing on a job required message from his boss,
that it isnt even a thing.. its nothing..
mate, as we go thru life there are many real
things to occupy our minds with..
this isnt one of them
as a motorcyclist you will be taking your helmet on and off
many times, count gloves there as well, so why not make
a skill of it,, along with all the special skills involved
in motorcycling, instead of seeing it as 'a hassle',,
esp as you 'understand the motivation'...