reminds me of two recent experiences
the first, when picking up my hire car in Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, the girl behind the counter reminds me "... and you're not allowed to turn right on a red light".
I smiled and said "Why would I even think about doing that, I'm british, not american"
so, the instruction to bring back the car 'filled up'
In UK, put card in machine, type in pin, fill up to a max of £99gbp...
In Israel, put card in machine - well, either swipe through the reader in the old fashioned way or put the chip'n'pin in the slot.
It comes up, helpfully, in Hebrew script, "get non Israeli cards pre-approved" (there might have been an 'english' button, but I can't remember)
The boy behind the counter is able to swipe my card and pre-approve but only to 200NIS/40GBP
that was fine.
2nd occasion, different town, similar machines. I tried anyway, but failed, of course.
but, there was no kiosk.
I tried the traditional way of looking helpless and after a few minutes, noticed one guy to-ing and fro-in and noticed he had a terminal.
nice chap, no english. however, said I was 'angleet' אנגלית and he approved me.
none of this was as embarrasing as when I was in California.
Tried to fill up, couldn't get the pump to work.
tried another pump, still no joy.
asked the guy in the kiosk, who laughed, and said I had to switch the lever to make it work.
how very 70's I thought, but at least I could understand the instructions!