1957 Service Station Instructional Video Showcases a Different Time

Posted by: Jesse Kleiber on 12/28/2021

As time goes on, many of us yearn for simpler times. Sure, all of the latest technology floating around can be incredibly convenient. Every once in a while, though, it could be easy to slip into the trance of wishing that things were like they used to be in one way or another.

While it might be surprising to the youth of today who has everything at their fingertips at the touch of a button or touchscreen, back in the day, things were certainly not so. Instead, the manual and analog world meant that things had to be done in entirely different ways.

For example, without the help of YouTube, it would've been a little bit more difficult to learn how to do things such as basic maintenance items on your car. Therefore, much like today, there were service stations back then but they operated in a very different manner. In fact, some of the tendencies that we see from service stations years ago look nothing like those of today.

This time, we get the opportunity to check in with a rather interesting video. Brought to us by A/V Geeks, we see an instructional video that introduced folks to service stations back in the 1950s.

While the 50s might not have been an era of convenience at the tip of your fingers, it definitely was an era where people seemed to work a little bit harder in the name of customer service. I'm not necessarily saying that customer service is nonexistent these days but even the folks at the service station had to make sure that they were always moving to please the customer.

Down in the video below, we get a blast from the past that might just be a shocker for some of our younger readers.

At the end of the day, would you rather have the conveniences that we have these days or take a ride back to the days where customer service was much more important?

 

 

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