The incident happened Thursday night at the station on Marconi Avenue at the Capital City Freeway.
Hodges, had purchased $10 worth of gas in an automated cash transaction at the pump island but assigned the money to the wrong pump. When Hodges asked for a refund, the clerk told her she needed to fill out a form with her name, address and phone number.
“He told me it would take two weeks to get my money,” Hodges recalled. She demanded a cash refund and left the store to run an errand to allow the clerk time to find the money.
When Hodges returned a short time later, a second clerk handed her a $10 bill with a receipt attached. On the receipt, the first clerk had written “black lady big fat.”
Hodges said the clerk could have used a description of her car or clothing instead. She said it was her 6-year-old son who noticed the slight, which hurt even more.
Although they had apologized to Hodges, she wasn’t satisfied with the explanation because it didn’t sound like a sincere apology.
“The lesson they should learn is my money helps run that store,” Hodges said. “And I won’t be going back.”