I am wondering if there has been a policy shift at Sam's Club at their gas pumps. There is an attendant that observes the area. Over the last year frequently the attendants seek out patrons when they arrive and start making small talk. Occasionally it is to advertise some service or to ask us to donate to the Children's Miracle Network.
I will admit that I am a less social person that many, so maybe my perspective is not representative of the entire population. I just like to get in and out. When they come over, especially when they are persistent, it makes me uncomfortable.