In Canada (and probably other countries like the US), in some towns (usually too small to have a bus station), intercity buses stop at gas stations or convenience stores close to a highway.
I was wondering what is the etiquette/policy regarding the use of the place the bus stops at. Am I allowed/tolerated to just wait inside the shop, even over half an hour, if I am not buying anything?
Usually these shops are small so just waiting inside might quickly become uncomfortable socially. But I don't know what the deal the bus company and gas station have, maybe it includes the right for the travellers to wait there. And in winter the weather can be pretty bad so waiting for a late bus outside can be painful.
So, am I supposed to wait outside or inside the gas station shop?