The overnight clerk at the Gulf station at Columbia and Dot. Ave. in Dorchester must have gotten tired of saying "No" to everybody, as Butterh found out early this morning.
why don't they just sell them, instead of putting up this sign?
... we don't carry that because there's no demand for it...
This is emphatically not a convenience store. It's a tiny booth where you pay for your gas. Anyone bright enough to peer through the glass would see that nothing's there, save for some motor oil. I'd get tired of saying "no" too.
Also, why should they expand their operation to carry products that a dozen drunks decide they want at 1am? Some demand does not equal LOTS of demand.
For those who are literally "dying of thirst" - there is a Hess station right across the street, and vending machines outside the booth. Self-service, just like when you pump your gas...
does that mean they have plenty of energy drinks?
And does that mean you're out of luck if you're dying of thirst and need water, since, in most(?) cases, that is a no energy drink?